Consonantly Speaking's 1,111 Facebook Follower iTunes Giftcard Giveaway!

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It is almost my 1 year "blogaversary" (Feb. 15th to be exact) and I just recently hit over 1,000 fans on Facebook (1,111 to be exact). Yes, I do have over 6,000 of you on Pinterest, hundreds on Twitter, and I'm sure more via Google Reader, RSS Feed, and those who check my site every-so-often. However, for some reason, I feel that getting to 1,000 followers on Facebook is a feat. Companies and blogs on Facebook can connect more closely with their readers without being limited to a number of characters or an image. Therefore, having 1,000 followers means a lot to me.

I started this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, and materials for speech-language pathology. Then, on February 1st, I expanded this onto a new website - Speechie Freebies - so that other bloggers who are speech-language pathologists could give back to their readers via free materials for speech-language therapy.

I will blog more about Speechie Freebies and my past year blogging within the week. This post is all about giving back to you!

I have heard so many great stories and received so many great comments from you over the past year that have really enforced the reason why I keep blogging. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas, stories, suggestions, and more with me! Also, I am very thankful for the speech-language pathology blogging community, who look out for each other. I am so glad to have made new friendships and to have collaborated with so many different people to do such great things! I look forward to continuing to bring you new content, materials, reviews, giveaways, and more!

To enter my 1,111 Facebook follower giveaway for your chance to win one of two $10 iTunes gift card codes, enter the Rafflecopter below:

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Educators Have a Big Heart Giveaway!

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As you may have heard, many great education and speech-language pathology bloggers are participating in an amazing giveaway: the "Educators Have a Big Heart" giveaway! With the rise of teachers on TeachersPayTeachers and the recent rise of speech-language pathologists on this website as well, we wanted to get together and thank our followers by holding a HUGE giveaway! In addition, this can benefit teachers and speech-language pathologists alike by being able to get new resources to help their students' education! Not only can you enter to win an Amazon gift card to buy a particular item that you've had your eyes on for your classroom, but you can get a TeachersPayTeachers gift card as well to download some new resources made by your fellow teachers AND get five resources of your choosing (from a list) from TeachersPayTeachers! This giveaway supports teachers, speech-language pathologists, and students - I think that's something we all LOVE! Continue reading to find out how to enter this giveaway!

Caught You Using Good Speech!

Caught You Using Good Speech Bowl

When I first saw the "Caught You Being Good" fishbowl from Wolfelicious/Third Grade is a Hoot and [simply speech.]'s adaptation "Spotted You Using Good Speech" for behavior management, I knew I wanted to use the idea in my speech classroom. However, I had a different idea for it. What if I could adapt it for carryover of speech skills in the classroom setting AND goal awareness for the teachers? So I did! Continue reading to see how I adapted these fish bowl ideas for carryover in the classroom and to download my free cards to go along with it!

Fluently Application Review

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Finally, a self-monitoring visual tool on the iTunes App Store for people who stutter! Balbus Speech, creator of Speech4Good, has recently created a new application for people who stutter called "Fluently"! This application is revolutionary in the field of speech-language pathology as nothing like it has ever been this portable! Continue reading to learn about how to use the application in therapy as well as to encourage carry-over of fluency strategies at home!

iSpot Pro For Kids Application Review

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After a successful spot the differences application for all ages, Mayuir Sidhpara has created an all new version just for kids! The artwork and gamepack choices are ideal for children and focus on everyday situations! This application greatly improves on the previous one, making it user friendly and motivating for children! Continue reading to learn how you can use this application in speech therapy sessions!

Mneemo! Application Review and Giveaway

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Love applications that you can use with multiple clients? What about applications that you can upload your own images? You're in luck because Mneemo! fits into both of these categories! Created by a speech-language pathologist and her husband, Mneemo! allows you to customize your own memory game! To learn more about how you can use this application with your clients, as well as have the opportunity to win a copy of this great memory application, continue reading!

Word TNT Application Review

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3...2...1... Find similar and different words before you blow!  WordTNT allows students to learn synonyms and antonyms while under a time limit as the fuse goes down a stick of dynamite. Check out this explosive and fun application that will have your students begging for another try to work on vocabulary skills!

Pogo Pig Savings Application Review

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Are you looking to begin teaching your young child the concept of saving money? Gifted Goose Learning Inc. has an application for that, which is targeted for ages 2-4. Piggy banks come alive to eat coins and encourage children to save money in a fun way! To learn more about how to use this application with your speech-language students, continue reading!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Guest Posts - Speech Time Fun Presents Tips and Ideas for Working on Auditory Comprehension

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The fourth guest blogger this week is Miss Speechie of Speech Time Fun! She has been blogging longer than me and has a lot of great resources on her Teachers Pay Teachers, so I definitely recommend checking out her site!

Miss Speechie, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and author of the blog Speech Time Fun.  She currently works with elementary students and private clients in a home care setting.  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Teachers Pay Teachers.

Continue reading for Miss Speechie's tips and ideas for working on auditory comprehension in the speech and classroom settings!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Guest Posts - Ashley Alliano, M.S. CF-SLP of Unus Tactus Presents "I Have a Dream, That One Day, All Phones Will Be Created Equal..."

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The third post of my guest blogger series is by an app developer who also happens to be a speech-language pathologist! When she contacted me to do a guest post, I was thrilled! Today's guest blogger is Ashley Alliano, M.S. CF-SLP, developer of Unus Tactus!

Ashley Alliano, M.S. CF-SLP currently works at the Lewis School of Princeton primarily with children who have dyslexia and auditory processing disorder. She is also the developer of the application Unus Tactus. You can follow her website or Facebook page to look out for future projects!

Continue reading to learn more about what inspired Ashley to develop Unus Tactus, more about the application itself, and for a chance to win a free promo code of the $9.99 application!

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