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  • Customized Comprehension & Learning in Visual Scenes

    TinyTap is an unlikely candidate for my blog, falling short on two criteria I look for in good adult therapy apps - it requires customization before it will work (a no-no for busy clinicians with caseload pressures), and it is designed for preschool kids with cutesy animations and sounds. These two flaws notwithstanding, this is a very useful app ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on September 3, 2012
  • Start the Conversation

    One might think that Speech-Language Pathologists are natural conversationalists, but that's not always so. We listen, explain, analyze, ask, and write (oh, do we ever write!), but when we need to get people talking, it helps to have some conversation starters on hand. Here are two apps that can help when you run out of things to talk about. ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on August 13, 2012
  • Visual Feedback for Volume

    ''Do you remember what we did yesterday?'' I asked the soft-spoken elderly woman as she entered the speech treatment room.  ''We scared the cat.'' Oh right! I was thinking of the sequencing activities, elaborating on descriptions of common tasks, that I had cued her through in an attempt to increase her utterances from short phrases to ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on June 18, 2012
  • Magnificent M&M Milkshakes

    It's ''M'' Week at our school! Last week's post was chocolaty and low in sugar. This week's post was just as chocolaty however it does not cut calories. The three main ingredients include: 2 cups of milk 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream A medium sized bag of M&M chocolate candies (Milk, ice cream and candy amounts needed will depend ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 11, 2012
  • EGG-cellent Activities!

    Yes, I know Easter is over. However, this past week was ''E'' week at our school, and the activities were too egg-citing not to share! Eggs were the curriculum focus, set by our classroom teachers, and it certainly was a creative hit. (Make sure you hard-boil the eggs prior to these activities.) > For our first activity, we dyed the eggs. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 30, 2012
  • Tropical 'Rainforest' Ice Cream

    Happy spring! This week is ''R'' week at our school, and one of the themes the children are learning about is the rainforest. Tropical Ice Cream is a fabulously delicious recipe that the occupational therapist at our school created. The dish turned out to be a fun, educational and wonderful sensory experience for even our pickiest of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 23, 2012
  • Communication Boards in the Classroom

    Working with young children with verbal apraxia in a preschool classroom poses many challenges. However, as we all know, there are also numerous opportunities for creative problem solving, especially with various technology and software programs at our fingertips. Today I would like to share a technique that has proven to be quite ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 21, 2012
  • Reviewing the iPad: A Discussion

    This week I would like to share some of my personal and professional reflections on using the iPad. I have been incorporating the device into my therapy sessions for just one short month. However, over these past four weeks I have seen some very positive changes in my sessions. Here are several of them: The iPad is EXCITING: The ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 7, 2012
  • Articulation Therapy with the iPad

    Thank you to everyone who has been writing in over these past few weeks regarding the iPad apps and the many ways that the iPad can be used in speech therapy sessions. I love hearing your feedback and the various ways you are using these apps in your sessions! This week I would like to share my next iPad passion, namely the full version of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 31, 2012
  • Free and Useful iPad Apps!

    So, after another week of using the iPad in many of my speech therapy sessions and after hours of my own exploration, I have a list of several FREE apps that you many find helpful for preschool-age children with speech and language delays.  These apps were not necessarily created for children with special needs. However, there are ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 17, 2012