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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo
Let me preface this week's blog post by stating that I am not a music therapist, and that more information about music therapy can be found here. I do not read music, and I have never studied music theory. I enjoy playing percussion ...
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 ...
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. ...
''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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The iPad has
become a significant part of daily therapy use for many SLPs. Recently, I had
the opportunity to interview Jordan Sadler who owns Communication Therapy P.C.,
located in Chicago, Illinois. Jordan has agreed to answer questions regarding
the use of the iPad in her private practice.
Angela: Please describe the setting and ...