In case you missed it… 02.24.13

How many of you love reading SLP related blogs? So much so that you’ve decided to listen, and like ALL of us on Facebook, follow ALL of us on Pinterest, follow ALL of us on Twitter, and subscribe to receive updates from the blog websites themselves? Do you ever feel yourself getting slightly overwhelmed that now, your newsfeed has become 90% SLP posts, and 10% personal posts?

I get it. Since I’ve began blogging I have felt incredibly lucky to be a part of the amazing community of SLP bloggers that exists through social media. But, at times, all of this can become overwhelming, as I’m sure it is for all of you as well!

So here is my proposal… Every two weeks, on a weekend, I will write a blog post titled, “In case you missed it…”. This blog post will consist of links to what I consider the greats of the past 2 weeks: great blog posts, great TpT materials, great links, great apps, great anything SLP related! If I find things I consider ‘oldies but goodies’, I will include those as well! Maybe these posts can even be themed once and a while. :)

Why you should read these posts:

1) They will make the chatter during the week easier to manage. If you miss something, you miss it. You can catch it here later.

2) Less pressure to be on Facebook so much, and ‘catch up’ on everything you missed while you were logged out! Go ahead, log off!

3) I really believe that blogging is a great way for us SLPs to stick together and share great ideas. I don’t want to lose that by overwhelming you! So this is a great way to continue to stay informed.

4) By reading this every two weeks, you may find bloggers or sellers that you never have before! We can spread the SLP blogger love around a little.

5) It will lessen the number of ‘shares’ I do on Facebook. I will ‘share’ things I find great on here instead. You may not have to see the same article/freebie/post from as many of us any more!

If that all sounds compelling, READ ON, for the first installment of, “In case you missed it…”

In case you missed it...

First, I would like to introduce you to the Autism Helper. This week, she posted a great freebie called Logical Leprechauns. It is a St. Patrick’s Day, problem solving packet and I love it. She also has incredibly useful, interesting blog posts so I would go on over and check her page out!

Second, here is a great post by The Speech Bubble on making sure you consider the whole child and build off of children’s strengths!

Third, this is a great article from PrAACtical AAC titled Beyond Requesting. It is informative and gives information on a variety of ways to encourage competent AAC users!

Here is a great resource for iPad apps. The blogger behind Panda Speech took the time to compile all of her apps onto one resource. It includes the name, basic info, basic review, and the price for many apps!

Last, Jenna over at Speech Room News started SLP discussion boards. There is some great conversation happening over there, so head on over and ask a question, answer a question, or just read and learn!

Thanks for reading! :)

Also, if you’re interested in staying updated on deals, sales, freebies, and giveaways, ‘like’ me on Facebook here.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Great idea! Thanks.

  2. Great idea! But no, I don’t have that problem with Facebook – in fact, I almost NEVER read my personal feed and never really did much before SLPs got on FB. I’m not worried that I’m missing anything personal – haha.

    With Twitter and FB, though, (not so much Pinterest) I’m sure I’m missing lots of great professional stuff. So this is very helpful :) Great idea!

  3. Shannan Weimer says:

    Fantastic idea but I still feel pressure to watch my Facebook for Flash Freebies and Sales so my limited dollars go farther.

  4. I love this idea! It will be nice to go to one place to find information.

  5. Julie Graham says:

    Thank you. You responded to the same posts that I read! Great idea, and thank you for making my life easier!

  6. Thanks so much for the shout out! Glad you like the leprechaun game :) I love this idea – I am always feeling like I’m missing out on things!

    - Sasha

    The Autism Helper

  7. Great idea! :)

  8. Marya Arnett says:

    I am so excited about all the tot materials and speech blogs!

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