Category Archives: 10 and up

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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FLASHWORDZ Wins PAL Award

If  you are looking for a fast word game for kids 10 and up, this is it. Each round is so quick and everyone’s minds are working as they form words for points. A great game to reinforce reading, try … Continue reading

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FLASHWORDZ by U.S. Games Systems Inc.

A flash is literally all the time you get to create words with four or more letters with FLASHWORDZ. Players get a fun,  rounded rack to display their two- sided letter cards so there is no peeking! With a different … Continue reading

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Winner Announced for Konexi Giveaway!

Congratulations to our winner of the Konexi Giveaway! Alexis is the random winner. I know you will enjoy this game and I look forward to your comments on how you use it with kids! Thanks to all my readers who … Continue reading

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How To Manage IEP Process For Parents

Autism Speaks just released a new 26 page guide, “Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips”  to help parents navigate the IEP process. Developed by a group of pro bono lawyers at Goodwin Proctor, this guide is available … Continue reading

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