Category Archives: 8 years and up

Playonwords.com Announces Fall 2013 PAL Award Winners

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2013 PAL Awards – Best Toys, Games and Books That Spark Language Development Through Play Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2013’s Fall PAL Award Winners, the toy … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners Offer Back to School Learning on NBC CT TV

PAL winners were featured last week on NBC Connecticut TV as fantastically fun learning products to boost learning at home as kids head back to school. Parents want to know how they can support the learning in the classroom and … 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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Play Your Way Back To School

Anticipating the start of a new school year is both exciting and daunting. As a parent and school speech therapist, I always felt the promise of a fresh start with new teachers, classmates, bulletin boards, pencils and backpacks. In my … Continue reading

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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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