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Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Simple Cause/Effect App!!!

  Have you ever just been looking for a simple app that you could use as a reinforcer for a young child? There are many good ones out there, so this week I wanted to highlight one that is both fun and simple in its design. Take a look at the video to see how you can incorporate an oral motor exercise with a cause/effect reinforcer!!! Here’s a list of […]

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Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Have you ever created a personality for your children or your students? I have! When my four children were young, we spent a lot of time in the car. I felt that time was being wasted and was cutting into quality time I could be spending with my kids!! What to do??? So I decided that I would create this character that would pop up from time to time in […]

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Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

This week’s video is the second video in my three-part, “I hate circle time” series. I guess you could say I’m on a campaign to make circle time better and what better way to bring quality to this long- standing tradition than to use literature to show you the way. Most of you will say, “Carla reading to children is nothing new during circle time”. True. BUT I can tell […]

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3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

Виртуальное казино с настоящими деньгами В современном мире для того чтобы определиться с наиболее подходящим видом отдыха, требуется затратить некоторое количество времени, потому что из-за большого разнообразия сделать выбор стало еще труднее. Вы имеете возможность найти подходящее развлечение для вас не только в реальном мире, но еще и на просторах популярного виртуального мира, благодаря которому вы также можете узнать последние обновления той или иной игры. Но далеко не на кажом […]

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Can Your Pet Talk? A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

Can Your Pet Talk?  A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

You’ve seen the talking apps like Talking Tom Cat, Talking Santa and Talking Billy. I remember when they first came out and I thought they were fun and as cute as could be. I used them to encourage students to make sounds or talk because they were such terrific reinforcers! Now I’ve discovered an app that makes this idea of interacting with animals much more personal.  You can take a […]

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You Need To Know About the 11 Apps That Can Help Children With Memory and Focus Issues!!!

You Need To Know About the 11 Apps That Can Help Children With Memory and Focus Issues!!!

This is the first time that I’ve seen apps that have had research done that indicates they actually support/improve memory and focus with children. How exciting is this???? There are so many things you can do to help students (ADD/ADHD Alternative in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong) with ADD and ADHD and according to some researchers (Bender & Bender, 1996; Ford, Poe, &Cox 1993; Millman, 1984). The computer is effective […]

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Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

The natural thing for kids to do is to let it all out vocally. Right?!!! They love to yell, scream, laugh, and make all kinds of wild and crazy noises. Let’s face it, kids’ vocal cords can take a lot of abuse. Otherwise we’d see children of all ages walking around with raspy voices or even voices that would cut in and out like someone with laryngitis. For those children […]

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Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Do you ever just get so caught up in everyday challenges that it’s a luxury to step back and take a look at the big picture?  Who does that for you?  Are you sure that you are moving your child/children ahead so that everyday you are working toward that goal of independence? Being that second set of eyes on a problem is one of the things I do for the […]

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4 Things You Don’t Do To A Child Who Is Disfluent!

If you work with young children or you have any children of your own, chances are you’ve noticed that they can be disfluent when they are trying to tell you something.  Young children are just learning language and they can think faster than they can find the words they want to say.  What comes out are easy repetitions of words. Have you ever learned a new language?  You may start […]

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FREE, FREE, FREE CD for Language Development!

FREE, FREE, FREE CD for Language Development!

Don’t you just wish that more companies would give you a chance to try out their product so you know if it’s worth the cost?  We get to do that sometimes with apps and the lite version, right?  I’d bet that the companies or individuals who offer a little something free, end up making tons of sales if they have a great product. I know that I’ve taken a chance […]

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