In case you missed it…. 04.21.2013

Time for another installment of ‘In case you missed it…’. It has been a crazy, busy couple weeks of graduate school for me so it was fun looking through old posts to find highlights! I really did miss a lot! In case you’re feeling the same way, below are the SLP blogger highlights from the past 2 weeks:

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1) Earth Day is coming soon! Check out a post from Jenna over at Speech Room News about 12 Earth Day freebies for speech or take a look at my Earth Day Pinterest Board including all of the ideas from her page and more! While you are on my Pinterest page, check out my Mothers Day (and Fathers Day) board for some great ideas!

2) I have a new freebie targeting figurative language. Included is 17 short stories filled with idioms, similes and metaphors, as well as a graphic organizer and game die. Download it for free here.

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3) A great post on ASHAsphere called, “Join in on the Stim!”. It is a wonderful read, and so true for many of our ASD kiddos!

4) A post on using Penny Boards as reinforcers in therapy. A great how-to, including a genius tip for data collection!

5) Two craftivity ideas from Crazy Speech World! They are super easy and adorable! Check out this post here.

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6) If you have 20 minutes to spare, definitely watch this amazing Ted Talk with Roger Ebert. He discusses AAC and the process of remaking his voice.

7) A post from Liz’s Speech Therapy Ideas about small, portable games! If you are an SLP who travels between schools often, this may be useful for you! You can read it here.

So, there you have it! A roundup of some amazing SLP blogger posts from the past 2 weeks. Did I miss anything?

Thanks for reading!

In case you missed it…. 04.07.2013

What’s been going on in the SLP blogging world, you might ask?! Well, you’ve come to the right place!

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Things are getting really busy for me now that the school year is coming to an end, and I’m sure it’s the same for you! I hope this biweekly roundup of SLP posts helps! Here goes….

1) Per usual, I’ll highlight my posts from the past two weeks first. Yesterday, I uploaded a new product that I am SUPER excited about called Articulation Menus. Please go check it out here. It’s great for mixed language groups!
I also posted about how to use Elephant and Piggie books in therapy, and how to use Feedly to keep track of your favorite SLP blogs in one place.

2) Sublime Speech wrote a post about using QR Codes in speech therapy. If you don’t know what this is or are intrigued, click here to read her exciting idea!

3) Major Speech Pathology by a Minor Girl shared a find from Super Duper! Check out her storage tin idea here. How do you all keep your TpT cards and materials organized?

4) An amazing, must-read post, from Traveling Monkeys about her daughter receiving an autism diagnosis. Please read it here!

5) Check out this freebie from Activity Tailor. It’s a Rock Paper Scissors themed game for minimal pairs R/W.

There are a ton of SLP blogger participating in a speech spring sale! Check out my store today and tomorrow (April 7th and 8th, 2013) for 20% off EVERYTHING!

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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Speechy-Musings

In case you missed it… 03.24.2013

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Welcome to the third installment of ‘In case you missed it…” I hope most of you are on spring break, have spring break soon, or just had spring break and are feeling ready to finish out spring semester! Here are the highlights from the past 2 weeks:

1) As I hope you’ve noticed, I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! I’m only slightly excited by it! ;) Below are some of the highlights/new posts worth reading! Check them out!
Funny Kid Quotes   -   Feel free to submit your own!!
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2) A guest post by Sarah Kesty over at The Dabbling Speechie titled, “The Everybody Has Something Approach”. It is an excellent read and reminds us as SLPs to make sure our students know that nobody is good at everything! You can read it here.

3) Teach Speech 365 has created the first ever (I think…) app companion pack! If you have an iPad and use it in therapy, you should check out her new companion pack for My PlayHome here.

4) Love freebies? Check out an Old Lady themed following directions activity freebie here from Crazy Speech World.

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5) Head on over to Carrie’s Speech Corner here to learn how to make scented play dough, and how she targets a ton of goals in her speech room with it!

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6) Last, check out the SLP link up here. By clicking around on the posts by various SLP bloggers, you might find some ideas of materials to purchase next!

Hope you saw some interesting ideas in there! I am constantly amazed by all of the incredible, speech ideas floating around the internet! :)

In case you missed it… 03.10.2013

Welcome to the second installment of “In case you missed it…”. If you haven’t read the first installment, pop over to that post here to catch up!

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The simple, quick explanation is that “In case you missed it…” strives to be a way for you to stay up to date with the last SLP news, blogs, ideas, and materials! If you missed it in the past two weeks, do not worry! Here’s the latest and the greatest from the past two weeks:

1) Is it selfish to feature myself?? I hope not! The past two weeks I have created some of the most exciting materials yet! I began a Powerpoint series that helps you, because it does not require any cutting, printing, or laminating! The first targets Phonemic Awareness and you can read more about it here. The second targets Social Skills & Social Language and you can read more about it here.

2) Katie, over at Playing with Words 365 has compiled a list of all of the SLP bloggers. Check out her post here on how to follow all of us on Facebook!

3) My favorite freebie of the past two weeks has to be from Ms. Jocelyn Speech. It targets categories and is ice cream themed. Hopefully it warms up soon so I can start to use it! You can find it in her TpT store here. Leave some kind feedback if you download it!

4) Maybe you have heard of this website before, but in case you haven’t I decided to feature it. Carls Corner is fabulous website with SO many language resources. If you haven’t seen it before, go here and click around for a while. I’m sure you’ll find something useful!

5) Looking for book companion packs? Look no further! I’ve been working to compile some of my favorites in my Pinterest board here. Or follow all of my boards here.

6) As of when I’m typing this, the amazing Speech with Milo apps are discounted. Some of them are down to .99 cents! If you have an iPad, go on over to the App Store and search for ‘Speech with Milo’ now!

So there you have it! I hope you found some new, and helpful links! See you all for the next installment of, “In case you missed it…” in two weeks!

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…”

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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! :)

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