Thank You To My Followers, Family, and Friends

I want to publicly say thank you to everyone who has contacted me following my previous blog post about my personal experience with panic attack anxiety disorder. I did not expect the large amount amazing and inspiring comments that I received as well as so many kind and encouraging comments! I received dozens of Facebook comments, e-mails, and comments on my blog post of inspiring stories of others' battles with anxiety disorders, encouraging words, and more of which I intend to respond personally to each and every one. Thank you again for following my blog, your kind words and inspiring stories, and your continuous support!

The Journey to Becoming and Accepting Who I Am - Living With Panic Attack Anxiety Disorder

This is not a blog post I ever expected to write, especially not with the number of people who read my blog. This post is very personal and will offer a look into who I am. This post is not only part of my own therapeutic process, but to offer an exposed view my life with panic attack anxiety disorder, how it has made me who I am today, and how it affects my professional/social relationships. I invite you to continue reading my experience if you would like as I have nothing to hide about my strengths and my difficulties.

Love It And List It Linky Party: Favorite Games For Therapy

Love It And List It Linky Party icon

Jenna at Speech Room News has created a new monthly linky party: Love it and List it! For the first month, she asked all of us SLPs/SLP bloggers to list our favorite games to use in speech therapy sessions! To find out what the top games I use in therapy are, continue reading after the break!

What is the Main Idea? Super Fun Deck Product Review

What is the Main Idea? Super Fun Deck

My students have loved being answer detectives using secret decoders to find out whether or not they answered a question or filled in the blank of a sentence correctly. Now they can use the secret decoders from Super Duper Publications again to find the main idea of a story! Put on your detective hats and learn more about how to use this super fun deck with your students!

Auditory Processing Studio Application Review

Auditory Processing Studio app icon

Want to get down making some beats with Andrew from Virtual Speech Center? Then the reward game of this application is something that you and your students will enjoy! Andrew is back in Virtual Speech Center's Auditory Processing Studio application! Students can work on auditory processing skills with and without background noise using this application. Continue reading for my review of Auditory Processing Studio!

Ring Bling Product Review

Ring Bling game

For those of you looking at the box of Ring Bling, this isn't Pretty Pretty Princess. Don't be detered by the rings (although I have gotten many a guy in college to play Pretty Pretty Princess). In addition, Ring Bling is not to be confused with the book or film "The Bling Ring" which recently came out in theaters. Although, I do like to think that I am hip enough to say "if you can follow directions then be sure to put a ring on it!" (then again, probably not).

Jokes aside, Ring Bling, the game by Super Duper Publications, is probably the game that provided the most intriguing questions from my students on my counter. It definitely caught their attention with the bright colors and they definitely wanted to collect (if not keep and bring home) as many rings as they could! To learn more about the game that conjured up all of these jokes and questions, be sure to continue reading for my review!

Webber Inferencing Big Deck Product Review

Webber Inferencing Big Deck

One deck, two deck, red deck, blue deck, Fun Deck, Big Deck? What's a Big Deck? Most of my Webber Fun Decks from Super Duper Publications fit well into my organized drawers or even on the deck parking garage I got from Super Duper a little while back, but not this one! This is the case where big is really better! With a big, clear, real-life photo on the front and a paragraph with questions on the back, your students will be able to understand real-life application of inferencing skills! Continue reading for my review of the Webber Inferencing Big Deck.

Grammar Chipper Chat Product Review

Grammar Chipper Chat

Once you get one Chipper Chat, you can never go back. This is what happened to me when I tried out Vocabulary Chipper Chat with my students and they went bonkers for it! I knew I had to get another set, so I immediately requested the Grammar Chipper Chat to review. I have so many students who are working on grammatical skills, and the Vocabulary Chipper Chat had so many cards that came with it, so I knew that I would get a lot of practice out of this.

Auditory Memory For Dinosaurs And More Fun Deck Product Review

Auditory Memory For Dinosaurs & More Fun Deck

When I first found out that Super Duper Publications was coming out with a Fun Deck with dinosaurs, I knew I had to have it. It was even better when I found out that the Fun Deck focused on auditory memory as I have a significant number of students who are working on that skill. Finally, a deck of short stories with questions that would motivate my students! Continue reading for my review of Auditory Memory for Dinosaurs & More!

Quick Take-Along Mini-Books Product Reviews

Inferencing Quick Take Along Mini-Book

Need a product great for RtI or quick drill? Want something pocket sized so you don't need a carry-all cart to drag between rooms? Then these products are perfect for you! It is not often that can say that I have collaborated with the person who thought of a product, but I am always excited to see a fellow collaborator's name written on something I own. The concept of these can be attributed to Natalie E. Snyders, M.S. CCC-SLP of the following Teachers Pay Teachers store and Facebook page - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Natalie-Snyders and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Natalie-Snyders-on-Teachers-Pay-Teachers/103784796477051. Continue reading for my review of three of these great take alongs - Inferencing, Social Skills, and Auditory Processing!

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