Category Archives: 8 years and up

Co-Creator of Game, Twister, Died

For some reason I find the obituaries in the New York Times fascinating. This week we learned that Chuck Foley, the co-creator of the game Twister, died. I grew up playing Twister with all my friends and family and just … 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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Fairfield Library Encouraging Kids to Dig Into Summer Reading

You know I love my public library. I am always discovering new offerings besides great books there. I took one of my students to our Fairfield Public Library for a summer outing. As we climbed the stairs to the children’s … 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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Break Out Summer Learning With a MoonScope, Microscope or AquaScope

Thanks to Bob Artemenko for today’s guest blog. Bob is the other half of our PAL Award team, CMO, as well as a pilot and star gazer.  Of all the kid’s activity-series you might consider this summer, Educational Insights’ Exploration … Continue reading

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Great Apps For Speech Therapy: Rainbow Sentences by Mobile Education Store

I want to share my latest experience with another outstanding app from Mobile Education Store, “Rainbow Sentences,” designed to help students create grammatically correct sentences using color coded cues.  You can select the settings to give your students the highest … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Yesterday

I enjoyed my interview on NBC CT yesterday. It is always fascinating to watch their news hour produced. It’s much like an 8 ring circus if there is such a thing because their anchors are so professional, reading the news … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans for Screen-Free Week: Pretend, Play, Talk

Turn off the TV? Set aside the iPad? Give up video games? That’s just what millions of people will be doing April 29-May 5 as they turn off screens and turn on life.  We all see our kids pick up … Continue reading

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Lessons To Build Conversation in Speech Therapy

Some of my favorite therapy lessons are spontaneous, based on materials I discover when I arrive at a house. Today I was greeted by a first grader who had just visited his school Book Fair. He was gripping his new … 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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