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A NEW App that Will Have Your Student’s Talking!

I know you may be using video modeling among your strategies to help shine the light on how you want your students to behave, but what about an app that can use your own pictures of pets or pictures of your own students who communicate in the app? This app will allow your students to see a picture of themselves talking!!!! This is kind of like video modeling for communication! […]

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Consider Putting Idioms in Your Quick Social Responses!

The research on barriers for reading comprehension for students on the autism spectrum indicates that a lack of the ability to understand idioms in context is one key culprit. This actually makes sense to me. When understanding figurative language is a common weakness for these students, why would anyone expect that this wouldn’t interfere with what the student is reading? Books are full of idioms, more than I actually thought. […]

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Another /r/ Strategy for the SLP!

There are so many good strategies out there for developing the /r/ that I just had to share one more! Sometimes students need a 3-D model of what is it that you are trying to show them so that is why I wanted to share how you can use Play Dough to get the job done! Take a look! The conference for Dr. Ross Greene was amazing! We had 450 […]

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How to Get Your Student to Produce the Perfect /r/ in 5 Seconds!

If you didn’t already know, I worked for several years as an SLP. During that time, I saw my share of students with articulation errors. I’ve also done my share of strategies to help students correct these errors just like all of my fellow SLPs. Some sounds are an easy fix and others linger in the world of misarticulation for years. One of the biggest pains for all of the […]

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How to Engage Your Students in Wheelchairs!

It recently dawned on me that, after 188 videos, I had not done a video specifically for students with low vision in mind! In today’s video, you will see a wonderfully simple tool that both parents and teachers can use to engage students who have low vision, BUT it will work with other students with a variety of challenges who happen to spend time in a wheelchair. Parents and grandparents […]

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How The Freshman Project Can Help College Bound Students with Special Needs!

We don’t often have the opportunity to hear about or discuss the challenges that face our young adult children with special needs who have been successful in their educational path to college.   You know there is a hidden curriculum when it comes to navigating social situations that include figuring out what is and is not expected and what is and is not acceptable in the classroom/school setting. If this is […]

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A Great Tool For SLPs to Use in Articulation Therapy!

I’ve been looking to find some things specifically for SLPs because I so often share ideas that are often more appropriate for special education teachers. I saw today’s tool in a video done by a fellow SLP who goes by the name Peachie Speechie. It’s not only great for when you want to do some mirror work, but it’s also a great tool for parents and nurses!!! I actually ordered […]

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Have You Seen the APP, “What’s in the Bag?”

I have done activities during speech therapy sessions where I brought a bag with all kinds of things inside. I’d put things in like animals, vehicles, action figures, fake food etc. Then I would describe something in the bag and have the student try to guess. This activity was usually a big hit, lots of fun and I got the students to practice answering wh questions, describe objects and use […]

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To All SLPs, Do You Have This APP in Your Therapy Bag?

One of my least favorite thing to do when I was working as an SLP was to search for words, phrase, and sentences that contained my students’ target sounds in any and all positions that I needed it. I ended up spending money on little card decks that got boring after awhile and then I’d need another source for ideas to help me with articulation therapy.   Sometimes I would just […]

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Are You Taking this Vital Data for Your Non-Verbal/Low Verbal Students Right Now?

Data, Data, Data I let data do the talking. I like data to be the bad guy if there needs to be a bad guy. I use data to be the good guy too! Let me give you a couple of examples. We had a situation where one student was coming to school and literally sleeping for two hours a day several times a month. We all know that school […]

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