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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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18 Comment

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    February 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Great idea! Thanks.

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      February 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      Thank you!!

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    February 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    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 πŸ™‚ Great idea!

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      February 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      Haha that’s great! Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚ Hope you find some new and interesting information!

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    Shannan Weimer
    February 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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

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      February 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      I agree about the flash freebies… but at least this helps cover the posts and permanent freebies! I still do feel a bit stuck to Facebook for flash freebies as well though!

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    Felice Clark
    February 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM

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

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      February 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Thank you! That’s what I’m hoping for πŸ™‚

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    Julie Graham
    February 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM

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

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      February 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Yay! That’s great to hear. Hoping this can make lots of people’s lives easier! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment.

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    The Autism Helper
    February 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks so much for the shout out! Glad you like the leprechaun game πŸ™‚ I love this idea – I am always feeling like I’m missing out on things!

    – Sasha

    The Autism Helper

    1. Reply
      February 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      Thanks for reading! I absolutely love your site. πŸ™‚

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    Carissa Ten Hoeve
    February 25, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Great idea! πŸ™‚

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      February 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      Thank you!! Hope it helps condense some of the information into one place for you πŸ™‚

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    Marya Arnett
    February 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM

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

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      Marya Arnett
      February 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      TPT materials:)

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      February 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      Me too! I love the amount of knowledge and information and great ideas being shared every day! Our profession is so amazing!

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