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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area ~ over 900 apps, 65 of them always FREE (updated 2/22/18)

. {The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area ~ now includes over 900 apps & a list of 65 apps that are always FREE My iPads are by far the best tools in my SLP toolbox. Best purchases ever! But an iPad is only as good […]

{Review} Smarty Symbols Image Club

. {Review} Smarty Symbols Image Club I have several patients who use the Speak For Yourself AAC app. That app uses Smarty Symbols. So I was especially thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the online Smarty Symbols Image Club (https://smartysymbols.com). I already had the Custom Boards – Premium app (https://appsto.re/us/1hHNB.i) with access to […]

Frozen Snowflake themed breathing & relaxation – free printable from OMazing Kids

. I work with kids with Autism who often have great difficulty with self-regulation. This is one of the main things that caused me to be drawn to kids yoga & other relaxation techniques to help them. It was heartbreaking to witness one of my six year old patients have a total meltdown last week. […]

{New Favorite Therapy Toy & Aided Language Stimulation} The Playskool Learnimals Color Me Hungry Hippo – free printable included

. {New Favorite Therapy Toy & Aided Language Stimulation} The Playskool Learnimals Color Me Hungry Hippo is my new favorite therapy toy! I had several patients squeal and giggle with delight at the sight of a jumbo version of the character they know from the popular Hungry Hungry Hippos kids game. One adorable articulation patient […]

4 great FREE iOS apps to foster creativity, language and storytelling… great tools to add to your SLP Toolbox

. 4 great FREE iOS apps to foster creativity, language and storytelling… great tools to add to your SLP Toolbox: Our Story for iPad by The Open University https://appsto.re/us/UTVOO.i LEGO® Movie Maker by LEGO Systems, Inc https://appsto.re/us/Z8yWE.i TeleStory by Launchpad Toys https://appsto.re/us/kf5J2.i Toontastic by Launchpad Toys https://appsto.re/us/IeYhy.i . These apps can be easily customized to […]

{App Review} Tools2Talk+: an affordable way to access PCS symbols

. {App Review} Looking for an affordable way to access Mayer-Johnson PCS symbols to make communication boards, PECS symbols or visual supports? Tools2Talk+ is a brand new app designed by SLPs from Scope. Create communication aids with PCS symbols, Compic symbols or your own photos. There are nearly 100 different page layouts options available, including […]

{Free Printable} Puppy’s Pronouns & Sentence Building Cards

. {Teaching Pronouns} Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or other special needs that tend to make understanding and using pronouns very challenging. I use a combination of visual supports, role playing with people, AAC and apps when tackling these goals. Some kids have a hard time hearing the difference between “he” […]

{Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Free Printable Preposition and Spatial Concept Activity Cards for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home and GoTalk Now Plus AAC Template

. {Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or other special needs that tend to make understanding spatial concepts and using prepositions very challenging. I use a combination of visual supports, real objects, movement, AAC and apps when tackling these goals. . I uploaded a template to the […]

{SLP Hoarders} How I organize my stash….

. I have accumulated a HUGE stash of stuff over the past 26 years as a SLP. By “huge” I mean of hoarder proportions (you know you have ALOT of stuff when folks ask for a personal invitation to your garage sale when you retire). Part of the issue is that I work with kids […]

12 Calming Apps for Teens

. Holidays can be also be stressful times for teens with Autism & other special needs. Here are a dozen calming apps geared towards teens that can help:   Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind, https://appsto.re/us/wY6zH.i, free Focus 1-2-3 by Oranda, https://appsto.re/us/v0j54.i, free MindShift by Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia, https://appsto.re/us/zwi1L.i, free Grow: Mindfulness for Teens by Whil […]