Category Archives: 12 years and up

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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Playonwords.com Announces 2012 Fall PAL Award Winners!

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2012 Play Advances Language (PAL) Award Winners, The Best Toys, Books and Games To Spark Fun And Encourage Language Development Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech therapist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2012’s Fall PAL … Continue reading

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Halloween Books and Apps for Speech Therapy

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids and provides lots of material to make our speech therapy sessions special! ASHASphere has a guest post this past week, Appdapted: Halloween Themed Apps by Speech Pathologist, Jeremy Legaspi, which provides a … Continue reading

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Rorys’ Story Cubes MAX Helps Kids With Special Needs

Speech therapists, parents and kids have enjoyed Rory’s Story Cubes for building storytelling skills as players use images on dice to trigger ideas for their tale. Inventor Rory O’Connor, who brought us Action Cubes this year as well, which depict … Continue reading

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Back to School Speech Therapy, Great Puzzles

I love to use puzzles in speech therapy and want to share some new terrific puzzles to liven up therapy sessions. Interesting puzzles can be used as a reinforcer for articulation therapy or language lessons, having the child give a … Continue reading

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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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