Posts in June, 2012

ABCs 4 SLPs: B is for Books - Ice Cream Monsters Book App Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs Ice Cream Monsters

There are so many book applications on the market for the iPad, but not many address social skills. Ice Cream Monsters, a story written and narrated by Erik X. Raj M.S. CCC-SLP, focuses on the social skill of understanding that everyone is created different and should be treated with respect. In addition, the book is repetitive which is great for students with special needs and similar to the repetition of social stories. Erik is on a mission, to make sure that every child is included and has high self-esteem, and he will bring you to Mars (or should I say Planet Amazing Yummy) to make children smile! Continue reading for my review of the application and a giveaway!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Angry Birds - Using Angry Birds Board Games in Therapy

ABCs 4 SLPs Angry Birds Board Games

If you have/work with children or own an iPod/iPad, you know what Angry Birds is. I have not met anyone who did not like the game Angry Birds. Many SLPs and therapists have used Angry Birds images on worksheets and board games that they have created. However, Rovio recently contacted Teachers Pay Teachers to state that there were some copyright violations and requested that all Angry Birds worksheets be taken down from Teachers Pay Teachers. You must always be careful when creating your own worksheets to be aware of copyright laws.

Anyhow, Angry Birds is not only an application - they now have three board games and a card game available for purchase! You can buy them at Target/Meijer/Walmart or online at Amazon.com. Continue reading to see how I use Angry Birds board games in speech-language therapy!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps - Using Applications With Physical Objects in Therapy

ABCs 4 SLPs Using Applications With Physical Objects In Therapy

Applications do not have to be used by themselves. They can be used to research information for a project, to type answers from the board, as visual cues, or for communicating with others. Applications can also be used with physical objects in many different ways. In this post, I will highlight a few different applications and how to use them with physical objects to help students learn in a multi-sensory way!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Articulation - Making Articulation Fun With Fun Decks and Toy Cars

ABCs 4 SLPs Making Articulation Fun With Fun Decks and Cars

Before I move on to the letter "B", I need to throw in another post about making articulation drill fun with Super Duper Fun Decks! After all, that's how a lot of my posts on this website began! Today's way to make articulation fun is to combine the Super Duper Fun Deck cards with toy cars!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Action Words (Verbs) - Speech With Milo: Verbs App Review

ABCs 4 SLPs Speech With Milo

I have been waiting by my mailbox recently because I knew my cute little Milo was coming and he is now here! Poorani Doonan sent me a Milo plushie in the mail and he is super cute (just like in the apps!).

Milo the mouse

As a thank you for an adorable mouse of my own, I am writing a review of her application, Speech With Milo: Verbs, and how to use the Milo plushie with the application. Read on for my review and fun pictures of Milo in action!

1,000+ Pinterest Followers and a New Button to Share My Site!

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Prior to creating this website, I worked a lot on my Pinterest account - http://pinterest.com/speechpins. I wanted to make sure that I had all of my bookmarks categorized and built a base of knowledge. Finally, after sitting back and watching for a few months, learning how to use social media to promote my website, I finally decided to create this website. What a blast it has been and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my Pinterest account hit 1,000 followers yesterday! Thank you to everyone who is following me on Pinterest and I hope that I am helping you find some great resources! I know that Pinterest has helped me create my own speech projects as well as find great resources that others have created! I should probably do a "thank you giveaway" soon!

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I would love it if I could begin growing my website on other social medias as well! Feel free to share my new button (which can be found on the right hand side of my website) and link it back to my website - http://consonantlyspeaking.com

Here's what it looks like on the side of my page (but when you copy the code, it will only copy the button itself):

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I can also be found on the following social media websites and would love it if you would follow me. Right now I am about 1/5 of the way to 1,000 on each of the other social media sites. Here are the links for you to follow me (which can also be found on the right hand side of my website):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/consonantlyspeaking

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Teachers Pay Teachers: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Consonantly-Speaking (Only free application lists posted so far; worksheets/fun to come soon!)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ConsonantlySpeaking (Nothing posted yet, but will come soon!)

Thanks so much for all of your support and you have my permission to share! I love hearing from my followers!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Articulation/Apraxia of Speech - Articulation, Phonology, and Apraxia of Speech Application Features Comparison List

ABCs 4 SLPs Articulation, Phonology, and Apraxia of Speech Application Features Comparison List

Once I purchased my iPad, I spent a lot of time evaluating articulation, phonology, and apraxia of speech applications to decide which applications would best help my students in therapy. After I purchased some of the applications and had others donated, I felt that I had enough experience with articulation/apraxia of speech applications that I could compile an application features list to compare these applications to each other. This way, others would be able to decide which application(s) to purchase. With limited budgets and so many applications to choose from, I hope this application list helps you. Continue reading for the policies on how this list may be used as well as the list itself!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/American Sign Language - Applications for Learning/Using Sign Language List

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Here is the newest application list that I have created showcasing applications for learning and using sign language. Applications included are not solely for American Sign Language, but also for British Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Thai Sign Language, Spanish Sign Language, and more. It includes the current app icon, current application name, a short description of each application, and the current price at the time this list was released/updated. Applications on this list are for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook as listed below each application name. Read more to find the list at the end of the post.

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Apraxia of Speech - Speech Stickers Review

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SpeechStickers, developed by Carol M. Fast MSPA CCC-SLP of Serious Tree LLC, was created for children with Apraxia of Speech or severe articulation disorders. Children can practice early developing consonants and vowels at the phoneme, CV, or VC levels. This application is great for young students because of the multi-sensory way to practice as well as the age appropriate images and animations. Continue reading to learn more about the application as well as to read my review of the application.

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Apraxia of Speech - Apraxia Picture Sound Cards Pro Review

ABCs 4 SLPs Apraxia Picture Sound Cards Pro

Apraxia Picture Sound Cards Pro, created by Lynn Carahaly M.A. CCC-SLP, contains three of the Speech-EZ Apraxia Program card sets - Picture Cards, Sound & Number Cards, and Hand Cue Cards. This application is "the equivalent to the Speech-EZ Materials Kit" which can be found and ordered online at http://www.speech-ez.com/. This application includes 775 picture cards, 45 phonogram cards, 10 number cards, and the Speech-EZ Hand Cues card set including a video for each card to show the hand cue accompanied by the sound. Lynn provided me with a copy of application for this review. To learn more about the application, continue reading.

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