Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Winner Announced for Konexi Giveaway!

Congratulations to our winner of the Konexi Giveaway! Alexis is the random winner. I know you will enjoy this game and I look forward to your comments on how you use it with kids! Thanks to all my readers who … Continue reading

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How To Manage IEP Process For Parents

Autism Speaks just released a new 26 page guide, “Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips”  to help parents navigate the IEP process. Developed by a group of pro bono lawyers at Goodwin Proctor, this guide is available … Continue reading

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Best New Apps For Speech Therapy

We all know that kids love using our iPad and iPhones–it’s been called a child’s new best friend. I am amazed at the ease with which a 2 year-old, delayed in language, quickly manipulates figures on his dad’s iPhone and … Continue reading

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Back to School Speech Therapy Apps

As we speech therapists head back to school or start up our practices after summer vacation, we are always on the hunt for new, exciting and effective therapy activities. Since kids are using iPads, iPods and iPhones so much to … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Therapy On the Road

August is a big vacation month so let’s talk about how to keep the language learning going. When I go on vacation, I am constantly learning new and unique information about the area that I am visiting. On our recent … Continue reading

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Language Lesson for “Hands Off, Harry!” by Rosemary Wells

I have been using Rosemary Well’s newest book, “Hands Off, Harry!” for language lessons all week with kids who are on the autism spectrum or have language learning disabilities. What a terrific teaching tool! Since summer is a time for … Continue reading

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“Tell Tale” by Blue Orange Games

Open this tiny tin of fun and start your story-telling, weaving through a land of imagination, prompted by the 60 double-sided picture cards. Who can make up a story using picture of a question mark, a robber, a shower and … Continue reading

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“Quercetti Magnetino Carry-On Letters”

Learn your letters and begin to tell stories with this self-contained case of 66 pieces including magnetic letters, pictures of animals, food and objects, a dry erase pen to add features, letters or dialogue, and a shape tracer. With such … Continue reading

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“Silly Situations” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

Kids love to giggle at silly situations, so add to that the challenge of solving a problem using three unrelated object cards to tell your story. What’s a person to do if his ice cream cone is melting all over … Continue reading

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“Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

One of my favorite new games just out for fun and building language skills is “Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games. With four different games within a game, kids of different skill levels can compete and anyone can be successful. … Continue reading

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