Category Archives: 10 and up

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

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Articulation, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Games, play, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

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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Lesson Plans for Analogies, “Beach is to Fun”

Teaching analogies can be challenging, especially if it is a first lesson on how to solve them or write your own. What a great language lesson to figure out the relationship between words or concepts and condense it into words. … Continue reading

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Gubs by Gamewright

Step up to the next level of game playing as you enter the world of Gubs, paying careful attention to the characters, tools, hazards, traps, events and protection needed to build your colony of these treasured creatures. Don’t think you can … Continue reading

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Enter the land of “Gubs” for language learning

Gamewright’s new games are great for language learning. If you have or are working with kids 10 and older, grab this little deck of cards crammed with fun as you learn the world of Gubs. Lots of learning takes place … Continue reading

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Mermaid Beach By Gamewright Wins PAL Award

Intrigued that a girl her age actually created this game, my little toy tester jumped right into “Mermaid Beach” and loved it. There is no lying around on Mermaid Beach because you have to be on your toes to craftily … Continue reading

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