Category Archives: 12 years and up

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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Man With Asperger’s Syndrome Learns Skills Studying Talk Show Hosts

This story is gratifying on several fronts. First, I love it when one of my sons sends me a link to an interesting story or helpful piece of advice for my business. Sometimes it is a link to a great … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps: Articulation Station by Little Bee

“Articulation Station” by Little Bee has all the app-tributes for an engaging, fun, successful therapy session. Organized in a thoughtful way, it promotes practice of the 22 sounds of the English language, by initial, medial and final placement in a … Continue reading

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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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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

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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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