Games Can Be Fantastic Therapy Tools...

Dec 31, 2012 by

I have always said that I can turn or modify any game into an educational experience.  Me at my advanced years was thinking only about board games.  Over the years I’ve been able to teach almost every single language skill through conventional games.  Unfortunately, those days are numbered because it’s hard to collect data when your having fun. I was extremely pleased when I came across this article on  Angry Birds Educational Tool.  This article truly validates what I already know.  I am so glad the younger generation of SLP’s are able to see the value of games in learning.  I love angry birds but never even thought to bring it into my therapy as a tool but I have used it as a reward.  Why I never thought of this I don’t know. ...

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Meet the SLP Bloggers

Dec 29, 2012 by

In an effort to expose readers to the wonderful SLP and educational bloggers out there, Teach Speech 365 came up with a creative idea for a “Chain Letter Link-Up.”  You can read all about me at Lets Talk Speech and Language. Now it’s my job to interview 2 other bloggers.  Today I traded e-mail’s with Jocelyn Kupperman, who writes informative blog called “Ms. Jocelyn’s Speech”.  Ms. Jocelyn also uses her expertise and talent to create materials for Teachers pay Teachers.  Please check out her site and materials.   1. Your name, email, blog address, link to TpT store if you have one Jocelyn Kupperman 2. When and why did you start blogging? I started officially blogging in October of 2012. I love to collaborate with colleagues and other education professionals to stay up to date...

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PPVT vs. ROWPVT Survey Results

Dec 26, 2012 by

This was an easy survey to interpret.  About 80% of the therapists who responded use the PPVT and EVT combo to assess vocabulary skills.  15% are using the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo and 5% reported using neither. The most common response for choosing a test is because that’s what is available.  With therapists moving around so much, you are usually in a position where you are using tests chosen by another therapist.  Sometime the administration thinks they know better and buy the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo because it is significantly less expensive. No one gave any praise for the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo but those who use the PPVT/EVT combo felt that it was reliable and give s a good overall representation of the students ability. One person who wrote neither followed up with the following comment.  “I work in...

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Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2012 by

Merry Christmas  and  Happy New Year   From The School Speech Therapist Please like &...

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Dec 15, 2012 by

Thoughts and prayers to everyone effected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School I write this post with a very heavy heart, just sick about what happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School yesterday.  I was off and had access to the television all day.  Every time I heard 20 babies lost their lives I teared up.  Once the rest of the children realize what happen I don’t think all the therapy in the world is ever going to make them feel safe at school. Schools I feel do their best to make their schools secure but honestly most fall very short.  In most schools there is a sign that says visitor have to check in with the office.  Some schools do lock their front doors and you have to be buzzed in. ...

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