Category Archives: 12 years and up

Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Heads Up App Great for Speech Therapy

I never know where I am going to get a new idea for speech therapy. Yesterday, my cousin Martha came by with her two grandchildren, ages 7 and 5, who were enjoying a week at Camp G and G (Grandma … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy For Apraxia, NACD Home Speech Therapist App Review

Apraxia therapy can be challenging as it requires frequent and intensive treatment, involving repetition of sounds and syllables in a systematic approach. As therapists, we need to be creative to make the process of practice fun. With toddlers and preschoolers, … Continue reading

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Getting Kids To Read Over the Summer

I was on vacation at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and visited one of my favorite vintage shops, “Three Gables Consignment,” partly because they have a sign that says, “Open” on one side and “Shut” on the other. As I was browsing … Continue reading

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Teaching Inference With Political Cartoons

I really enjoy the variety in my caseload, from getting an 18 month old to talk to working with an 8th grader with language learning disabilities. It’s kind of fun at the end of the day to sit in an … Continue reading

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Best New Games For Speech Therapy

I’ve enjoyed the unique opportunity to attend the International Toy Fair in New York City as a member of the press, viewing the exciting new products being introduced. After seeing hundreds of new games, toys and books, I shared my … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winner “Qualities” Teaches Language in Speech Therapy

Working with older kids in speech therapy requires finding games that interest them as well as strengthen their language skills. “Qualities” by SimplyFun gets kids 12 and up to get into conversation with their peers, as they analyze the importance … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Toy Fair 2013!

I can’t wait for the International Toy Fair in New York City! It starts tomorrow and even a mere 2-3 feet of snow isn’t stopping me. There is such excitement in the Javitts Center as inventors, manufacturers and retailers all … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game For Language Lessons

Truth be told,  there is only one honest player at a time in this zany game of pretend to know your friends. Designed for kids to adults, beginning at age 12, TRUTH BE TOLD“Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as … Continue reading

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EzyRoller Gets Kids Moving

One of my favorite toy testing families came for a visit, jumped off their bikes and ran to get in line for a turn on the EzyRoller. Described as “not a luge, not a bike, not a scooter, moves like … Continue reading

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