The New Speech Place

I have worked in the same storage closet for the past 13 years. It was a nice room. I had a copier outside of my door, a bathroom around the corner, a telephone, and it was in a central location. The downsides to the closet was the size. I was limited to a group of…

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App Review: Word Vault Pro-Updated

I reviewed Word Vault Pro two years ago but since then it has had a MAJOR face lift. Simply put this app covers everything you need in a day’s worth of speech therapy. Luke and Hollie, married SLPs, are the founders of Home Speech Home and the creators of this app. It is obvious from the…

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High Frequency Words for Speech Therapy

This past year I was searching for the Dolch’s sight word list and came across Fry’s Instant words. Dr. Fry’s Instant words or sometimes referred to as High Frequency Words were expanded in 1996 from the Dolch’s sight word list. Dr. Fry found in his research that over half of every newspaper article, textbook, children’s book,…

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Unthinkables Videos

This past school year I used Michelle Gracia Winner’s Social Thinking books to help teach social skills to some of my students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I decided to order some of the books from the series after reading the excellent reviews from Speech Room News and other SLP bloggers. It is difficult to…

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Sizzling Summer Sale on TPT

Check out the great savings at my TPT store during the Sizzling Summer Sale. Save 20% on all of my products. Some of my most popular products are Conditional Directions  Level 1 & Conditional Directions Level 2. Also purchase The Joke of The Day packet at super savings! Please follow my TPT store so you…

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School Year in Review 2015

I am always looking for ways to improve therapy and get everything I can out of each minute with my students. I love that after 17 years as an SLP I am still learning new ways to increase productivity and motivation in therapy. I wrote a few post throughout this school year about some of…

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The Power of Silence

Many outsiders feel that therapy sessions should be filled with talking. Often SLPs feel pressured to fill every moment with some sound. We often forget the power of silence within the therapy setting. Silence can be a valuable cueing tool within the therapy room. I recently rediscovered this while working with some students on using…

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Joke of the Day

I was privileged enough to attend ASHA Schools conference this past summer in Pittsburgh. I wanted to share one idea that I took away from a session at the conference. The idea was to use jokes as a way to teach language skills. I am very excited to share with you how I have applied…

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App Review: Sanapsis #3

Sanapsis is an app developed by Speech Clinic Ltd. This app is to be used in conjunction with an SLP within a rehabilitation facility. It is not to be used by an individual without guidance. The app is available in the iTunes store. Here is the link to the app. The price of the app…

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App Review: Sanapsis #2

Sanapsis is an app developed by Speech Clinic Ltd. This app is to be used in conjunction with an SLP within a rehabilitation facility. It is not to be used by an individual without guidance. The app is available in the iTunes store. Here is the link to the app. The price of the app…

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