Wednesday, April 23, 2014

U.T.F.= Unexpected Therapy Find Link Up: Apps

     I recently discovered a new blog written by Melanie at The Speech Place with a great new bloggy link up for Unexpected Therapy Finds. It takes a creative person to keep the students occupied and willing to participate in speech, making those unexpected finds unique therapy opportunities. I am excited to see how other SLPs and SLPAs use different items in therapy.
     I have tons of therapy apps on my iPad, although I swear it was originally purchased for my personal use. Some of my favorite apps are from companies like Smarty Ears or Super Duper Inc., but not all of the apps are therapy based.

My first app is a reading comprehension app from Abitalk Education System. The series of apps ranges from non-fiction, to fiction, to subject specific and come in grade level sets. I use these apps and the pictures in each story for story retell, sentences, and its intended purpose of reading comprehension. Find a sample of this series here.

I love MyPlayHomeStores. I know there are other similar apps from the same developer. My PlayHome can be used for answering wh- questions, prepositions, vocabulary, discussing appropriate behaviors at different types of venues. I am looking forward to getting other apps from Shimon Young. Find more information about this app here.

New-o-matic is a student newspaper app where articles can be adjusted to a students reading level. I use this app for finding main idea and details, articulation, and story retell. I love giving my students an opportunity to learn about a topic that is interesting to them. Find more information about this app here.

What are your favorite non-therapy specific apps?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Product Series: Gone Fishin'

My new series of products called Gone Fishin' contains fishing poles and sea creature cards containing words. Each activity targets a specific area of language. I am introducing this series with activities to target irregular plurals and irregular past tense verbs.

 These are the fishing poles students can use to keep the cards after they have successfully completed the task at hand.
These are sample cards. The students matches or activity cards are not on matching clipart. 
The cards are set up to be used as a memory/matching game, for use with Super Duper Photo Fish or a fishing set as a fishing game, or many other games.  I plan on using my fishing game like these one to give my students something fun to do in therapy.

Find the Irregular Plurals activity here.
Find the Irregular Past Tense activity here.
Find the Irregular Past Tense Add-on activity here.
Find the Irregular Past Tense bundle here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm Taking the TPT Plunge!!!!

Felice at The Dabbling Speechie had a great idea to have other SLP Bloggers share a few of their favorite products as well as promote a best selling from their own TPT store.

My first most used product is Cooking Up Simple Sentences from The Speech Bubble. Many of the students I work with are bilingual and I find myself working on sentence structure a lot. Find the product on TPT here.

My second most used product is Balloon Verbs- Past, Present, and Future by A Speechie's World. I use this product in so many different ways and love the simple theme and versatility of one product. Find the product on TPT here.

My most popular product is my Subordinating Conjunction Super Highway activity. This activity teaches students the difference between sentences and fragments as well as using subordinating conjunctions in sentences. Find this activity here.

Hope you find this helpful.