Category Archives: Games

BBQ Blitz for Speech Therapy

One of the hoppin’ booths at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City was Educational Insights. It wasn’t just that they were stuffing your bags with free games, but that the games were fantastic! One of their new games, … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners from Thinkfun For Speech Therapy

As I was leaving to go do speech therapy the other day, I glanced down at my bag and had a quick thought that the boxes looked the same. Yes, indeed, I was off to play with kids with all … 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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“Blind Spell” Teaches in Speech Therapy

Do you want a new game for speech therapy that’s literally “out of sight?” “Blind Spell” is a fun way to reinforce spelling, teach vocabulary, and use all your fingers to spell. We had a lot of laughs and talk … 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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Is the Toy Industry Listening to Kids With Special Needs?

Earning bling for my princess tiara, landing at the secret rangers headquarters, shooting mini-marshmallows, cuddling up in a wearable puppet, guessing, rhyming, plinking and popping, I was captivated by every minute of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair. The air … Continue reading

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Toy Trends At the New York International Toy Fair 2012

It only took one day at the New York International Toy Fair to note what I thought was the biggest trend in 2012–pairing the iPad and tablets to traditional play whether it was a board game, puzzle or trampoline. I … Continue reading

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Best New Games for Speech Therapy

I have always used toys and games in my speech therapy sessions that are designed for all kids, meaning the fun factor comes first. It has been my passion to find outstanding products marketed for the general population, that have … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use the Best Games for Children with Special Needs

I want to write a series of blogs on how to choose and use the best games, toys and books for children with special needs, since that is where my passion, experience and expertise in speech language therapy and great … 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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