Category Archives: 10 and up

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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Best Speech Therapy Apps: Articulation Station by Little Bee

“Articulation Station” by Little Bee has all the app-tributes for an engaging, fun, successful therapy session. Organized in a thoughtful way, it promotes practice of the 22 sounds of the English language, by initial, medial and final placement in a … Continue reading

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Is the Toy Industry Listening to Kids With Special Needs?

Earning bling for my princess tiara, landing at the secret rangers headquarters, shooting mini-marshmallows, cuddling up in a wearable puppet, guessing, rhyming, plinking and popping, I was captivated by every minute of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair. The air … Continue reading

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Great New Picture Books for Speech Therapy

I love to use outstanding picture books in therapy. Kids learn to love books, identify the elements of a great story and practice many critical thinking  or articulation skills. Here are some of my favorite new books that kids enjoy: … Continue reading

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Using Visual Images to Enhance Speech Therapy

Many of my students are visual learners, and are weak in the auditory realm. I have to say, I am a visual learner too, so I naturally start making pictures with my hands, ask for paper and markers, look for … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Conversation Builder

It is my pleasure to introduce guest blogger,  Katie Kelley, a speech language pathologist whose insightful reviews of the best apps for use in therapy give a fresh perspective on how we can optimize our work with children with special … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Ideas for Articulation to Autism

I’ve been wanting to blog about great sites that give therapy ideas for speech therapy sessions so I will begin with Heidi Kay and her PediaStaff team who who are working hard to assemble a very complete list of activities, … Continue reading

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Free Game Giveaway, Tell Tale by Blue Orange Games

In the spirit of the holidays when we gather with family and share memories and “tell tales,” we are having a playonwords Free Game Giveaway this week! PAL Award winner, “Tell Tale,” comes in a tiny tin of fun with … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Lessons for Articulation and Word Finding

I think I will blog today about my therapy sessions. I saw kids from 2 1/2 to 13 years old. My takeaway today is how much I love great books and games and how useful they are in my therapy … Continue reading

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Chirchir Is Singing, Lessons in Poetry and Storytelling

Here is my latest PAL Award winning book, “Chirchir is Singing” by Kelly Cunnane and Jude Daley. Try this delightful tale for a read-aloud to an elementary class or speech-language therapy group, teaching word pictures, poetry and story-telling or include … Continue reading

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