Hi, my name is Melanie and I am a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 15 years experience working in public schools. Currently my assignment is working with 4th and 5th grade students but I have worked with all school age ranges from pre-K to graduation. The students on my roster have disabilities in the areas of severely mentally impaired (SMI), mild mentally impaired (MMI), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), behavior/emotional disorders (BD), learning disabilities (LD), and various communication disorders. I have know since I was 13 years old that I had a passion for helping others communicate better when I saw a SLP help my cousin, who was born with Down Syndrome, use sign language to communicate after her vocal cord was paralyzed during surgery. The impact that was felt by our family as this little 6 month old girl was expressing what she needed will never be forgotten. This page is dedicated to the students that I learn from everyday, the therapist that inspire me to do my best, and the faculty that supports me.

Author Archives: Melanie

App Review: Learning Verbs

I was offered a code to download Learning Verbs by Language Concepts in exchange for my honest review of this app. The target of this app is focusing on identifying action verbs. OVERVIEW: The opening screen allows the user to select all or specific cards from the 22 available. The user can also customize the…

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High Frequency Words for Speech Therapy APP!

As a SLP blogger and TPT product developer you establish a few personal goals for yourself. One of those goals that I thought was a far distance away was to have an app for SLPs to use in therapy. Several months ago that goal became a reality. Josie at Teach Speech Apps contacted me with…

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How to play Fast Match

Matching games are a standard in therapy rooms around the globe. Although it is great practice for a variety of skills we can only endure so much matching and Go Fish. I know I needed a new way to play! My daughter got a hand me down game called Hands Down by Milton Bradley/Hasbro. Some…

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What I Learned Week 3: Snowed In

My What I Learned post has been delayed this week since we are snowed in! We got 40+” of snow and have not returned to school yet this week. I have enjoyed the time at home to catch up on small projects and quality time with my family. The personal lesson I learned this week…

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Dollar Store Speech Ideas {Linky}

I could spend hours shopping for bargains and therapy ideas at the Target Dollar Spot and the Dollar Tree. I have linked up with Kristin at Talkin’ with Twang to share some of my favorite dollar finds to use in therapy. Make sure you explore the other SLP bloggers’ post so you can provide enjoyable…

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What I Learned Week 2: Move It!

I am continuing my weekly post about what I learned this week around the web, around town, and around my room. This week I found inspiration in moving. Therapy is much more exciting when the students are up and moving especially for those that struggle to stay still. Around the Web Activity Tailor posted about…

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What I learned Week 1: AAC

As I stated in my previous post I am focusing this years post on LEARNING! I will post hopefully each week on what I have learned from three different sources: SLP bloggers and TPT sellers, SLPs in my district, and myself. I titled this week AAC but it doesn’t stand for just augmentative alternative communication…

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New Year to Learn!

Happy New Year! I don’t make resolutions because I have found that I don’t follow them and end up feelings bad when I fail. I prefer to make decisions instead! I decided that this year I am going to try to learn as much as I can. I plan to learn more about myself, my…

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What’s in your cart? Linky 2015

After counting our blessings on Thanksgiving and shopping all night on Black Friday it is now time to shop in your pajamas on Cyber Monday. Teachers Pay Teachers will have a site wide sale starting November 30th through December 1st. You can save up to 28% on great products from your favorite SLP sellers. Jenna…

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App Review: Multi-Syllabic Word Party

Home-Speech-Home.com has released another app for speech therapy. This app is titled Multi-Syllabic Word Party. The goal of this app is to improve a client’s production of multi-syllabic words through interactive activities. As you will see in the screenshots throughout this post, the app is filled with bright colors and vivid photographs. Make sure that…

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