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Year: 2016

5 Free Thanksgiving Apps for Speech and Language

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am chomping at the bit for the time off.  We have one more week of school and for the first time in five years, we will have the entire week off for Thanksgiving.  Do you?  Is this usual for your school district? 

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Trolling for Speech Therapy Materials

    Have your student’s mentioned to you over and over that the new Trolls movie is coming out?  Between work and home, I have heard my students and my child mention it a time or two.  It made me wish my childhood home was closer to where I live

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Speech Therapy the week of Halloween

I have said this a million times and I will say it again.  I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  Okay, I love Autumn.  I think it is my favorite season of all (well, that and Spring. Hmm… Summer is great too for obvious reasons)!  I love seeing little dressed up in costume. I

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New Halloween Books for Speech Therapy

You might have expected me to bring up some old faithful Halloween books. You know the ones (one had a little old lady that has an issue with eating things she shouldn’t, another is an old lady that isn’t afraid of anything, and the third has a kind witch that likes to

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Five Freebies: Talk Like a Pirate Day

I wanted to share some wonderful freebies I found from some of our fellow speechies on TpT.  There are a lot of wonderful products out there and who doesn’t love free?! These are just a few favorite pirate themed free therapy materials: Pirate Treasure Challenge by Peachie Speechie. This freebie

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App Review: Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTap)

Right before the school year ended, I was provided the opportunity to try iTap with my students and write up this review for YOU.  Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTAP), is a fully standardized assessment tool.  It was normed off of monolingual English speakers from Texas. Although Smarty Ears provided

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How to Start Your Year as a Success!

Are you already back in school?  Are you figuring out your caseload and throwing sticky notes around in an effort to create a therapy schedule? If so, I will be joining you soon.  I go back to work next week.  I am very excited about my new caseload and returning

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App Review: Prep Positions from Smarty Ears

Prep Positions is one of the newer apps created by Smarty Ears and I had the great fortune of trying it out with my kiddos and reviewing it for you!   Smarty Ears provided the app for me to review; however, the opinions in this post are all mine. Upon opening

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Visual Schedules: A Helpful Tool for School & Home

Recently, I wrote a post on Speech Spotlight about how I keep my little ones engaged.  In that article, I mentioned the use of visual schedules.  To read that article, go here.  Although the use of visual schedules is commonly connected to working with our students on the spectrum, they

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