Category Archives: 10 and up

Inference Lessons in Speech Therapy

I’m often looking for good lessons to teach inference in speech therapy. So many of the kids I work with have difficulty with abstract language. One girl I work with is 12 years old and I have seen her since … Continue reading

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Storymatic Kids for Fantastically Fun Writing Prompts

I just awarded  Storymatic Kids with a 2012 PAL Award for its incredibly fun way to learn to tell and write stories! Originally designed as a writing prompt by a creative writing teacher in Vermont, Storymatic has taken on a … Continue reading

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ASTRA Marketplace 2012 Best New Finds to Build Language

I thoroughly enjoyed my first ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) Marketplace Convention this past week in Baltimore. I moved from table to table putting together swords, robots and slime as well as decorating cupcakes and doll furniture in “Kits, … Continue reading

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Launching HABA’s new Terra Kids Catamaran

One of the joys of having a toy award is knowing that I am helping kids by helping their parents and educators select great products to build language. But, I must add that I just love to find great toys, … Continue reading

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Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … Continue reading

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The SLP Toolbelt, I Got an iPad…Now What?

I know you will enjoy this guest post by Katie Kelley, SLP at  peachyspeech.com. Katie’s depth of knowledge on speech therapy apps contributes to her valuable recommendations. I work in a school district where very few SLPs have access to … Continue reading

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“Blind Spell” Teaches in Speech Therapy

Do you want a new game for speech therapy that’s literally “out of sight?” “Blind Spell” is a fun way to reinforce spelling, teach vocabulary, and use all your fingers to spell. We had a lot of laughs and talk … Continue reading

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“You’ve Been Sentenced! Great For Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we spend a lot of time helping kids put together a good sentence and eventually a story. “You’ve Been Sentenced!” can help such language learning and provide a lot of fun in the process. Racing against a … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Articulate It! by Smarty Ears

As speech pathologists we are always looking for new tools to add to our bag and certainly the iPad has become a favorite for all of us, including the kids! Sifting through the thousands of apps takes time but is … Continue reading

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Man With Asperger’s Syndrome Learns Skills Studying Talk Show Hosts

This story is gratifying on several fronts. First, I love it when one of my sons sends me a link to an interesting story or helpful piece of advice for my business. Sometimes it is a link to a great … Continue reading

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