Category Archives: 12 years and up

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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PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Today

I had a fun interview with Yvonne at NBC CT today, sharing some of my newest PAL Award winners and how they can promote language development. Here are the winners that I featured today: “Roll ‘n Play” by Thinkfun–their first … Continue reading

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Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … Continue reading

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“Ticked Off” by R and R Games Wins PAL Award

As speech therapists we are a flexible group by trade. We have to modify materials for different kids’ ages and goals. “Ticked Off” by R and R Games is a terrific language learning game for older kids but can be … Continue reading

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“You’ve Been Sentenced! Great For Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we spend a lot of time helping kids put together a good sentence and eventually a story. “You’ve Been Sentenced!” can help such language learning and provide a lot of fun in the process. Racing against a … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Articulate It! by Smarty Ears

As speech pathologists we are always looking for new tools to add to our bag and certainly the iPad has become a favorite for all of us, including the kids! Sifting through the thousands of apps takes time but is … Continue reading

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