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Visual Supports with Voice Output for the “Win”! – Incredible 5 Point Scale and the GoTalk Now app

Visual supports with voice output for the “win”! I attended a presentation by Kari Dunn Buron, coauthor of The Incredible 5 Point Scale, at the Oklahoma Autism Conference offered by the Oklahoma Autism Network in 2017 and was inspired to make this for a patient who had been having a particularly difficult time and exhibiting […]

50% off the amazing iESLp app (create your own interactive and printable activities & visual supports)

. {Big App Sale} The iESLp app allows you to make interactive activities for use on the iPad or printable activities and visual supports for use off the iPad. This app is a great bargain on sale for only $9.99 considering that you could easily spend that amount on one or two items on Teachers […]

Symbol Supported Language Stimulation: visual supports to expand verbal utterances

. Symbol Supported Language Stimulation: visual supports to expand verbal utterances You are a “vintage” SLP if you remember using the Fokes Sentence Builder as a visual means of teaching kids how words go together to form sentences. For the past 27 years, I’ve infused that concept into how I model language. The pictures in […]

Printable Visual Supports for Kids Yoga

Looking for Printable Visual Supports for Kids Yoga? Several folks have sent e-mails requesting printable versions of some of the visual supports I have made to use in OMazing Kids Yoga so I have uploaded several to this blog in PDF format: yoga breathing visual support (flower and candle) Social Story “Good Behavior in Yoga Group” with […]

Using Visual Supports in Yoga Groups for Kids & Teens – being inclusive of learning styles

Looking for ways to include kids & teens with different learning styles in your yoga groups? Want to use positive ways to support participation and reduce problematic behaviors? Then you might want to consider using “visual supports”. Many of the kids I work with in OMazing Kids Yoga have difficulty understanding & following verbal instructions. […]

Autism Iceberg – free visual to document unseen supports needed for the child to be successful (print or fill in with SnapType app) – created by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP at OMazing Kids

A free visual support for parents to use to help document the often unseen supports that they are providing that help their child succeed at school. Unfortunately it’s common for evaluators who are not familiar with a child to state things like “But I don’t see any signs of Autism” or “But he doesn’t “look” […]

{Power of Visuals}

. {Power of Visuals} Gotta LOVE the power of visual supports when working with kids with special needs! I have a patient who has had the hardest time understanding and using pronouns (he/she) and prepositions/spatial concepts. He doesn’t have Autism but most of the strategies that I use with that population are helpful for him. […]

Apps & Websites to Create Materials with Symbols on an iPad & iPhone (plus Android options) – list compiled by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC- SLP at OMazing Kids

Apps & Websites to Create Materials with Symbols on an iPad & iPhone (plus Android options) This post is dedicated to iOS apps and mobile-friendly websites that can be used to make printable communication boards, PECS symbols, pictures for visual schedules, visual supports, therapy materials, etc…  I’ve also included info about Android options but since […]

OMazing Kids SLP Retirement Sale: What I Have & Where I Will Be Selling It

. OMazing Kids SLP Retirement Sale There have been LOTS of folks interested in what is happening to my stash of materials, books, games, toys, etc. when I retire. I have been flooded with Facebook messages on my personal account and on OMazing Kids. So much so that I realized that I need to write […]

Top 10 AAC App Updates in 2017

. It’s amazing to see how much the field of AAC has changed over the course of my 28 year career as a SLP. Long gone are the old days of it taking years to see any major changes or improvements in AAC options. We are living in an era of rapid advancement thanks largely […]