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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This past week, as promised, the Assistive Technology
representative from our county paid me a welcomed visit, bringing with her the
much anticipated iPad! Very exciting!
When we met, she walked me through several of the
applications that were previously downloaded onto the device. I quickly fell in
love with a select few. I also learned ...
not make New Year's resolutions, but I do set goals for myself, and one of them
is to perpetually look for new ways to treat patients that are fun and creative
On a recent commute to
work, I was excited to hear a story on NPR's Morning Edition: ''Singing
Again.'' I immediately thought ...
Over the last two weeks we have been discussing the specific use of iPads
with preschoolers and many of you have written in with wonderful ideas,
suggestions and your own personal preferences for various apps
for children ages 3-5. Thank you!
week's post, I shared the entire process that we follow in our county when obtaining
I don't use lite (free apps) for use in speech therapy. I find the in-app
purchases and advertisements to be highly distracting and
take away from learning. However, there are always exceptions and the Toca Hair
Salon Christmas Gift is one of them.
here is an early Christmas gift from Toca Boca!
How it works: ...
I wanted to
share some of my favorite apps that I use for speech therapy. Please feel free
to comment and tell me your favorite apps so I can add them to my wish list for
My Play House by Shimon - This is an interactive play house
that I use to work on play skills, turn taking, linguistic concepts, ...
This fall at
the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of
children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they
were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age
in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children
were in need of a ...
my last blog, I posted questions regarding the use of iPads in schools that
many SLPs have. I'm excited to interview
Dawn Hallett from Warringa Park School in Melbourne, Australia. Dawn has been kind
enough to share more about her role as an iPad coach and comment on many of the
questions that have been raised.