Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

Dec 03

Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

As we wind down for the holidays, the thought of entertaining your already bored children can be daunting, and you may be already yearning for the start of the new school year before the holiday season has started. šŸ˜„   Travelling long distances to reach your holiday destination can put a damper on the holiday spirit because of squabbling/bored children. Here...

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Keep Calm and Apologize

Nov 12

Keep Calm and Apologize

Dear Readers I need to apologize for my absence this year. I have been neglecting my blog because I am studying.     The reason that I am studying is thatĀ I enjoy writing for my blog. I thought that it would be easy to transition from writing a blog to writing a thesis. I was wrong.Ā  šŸ˜³Ā    It is tough to juggle and balance work, home, studying and...

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What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Oct 14

What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Articulation often requires drill and practice. What’s the Pic? Artic from Home Speech HomeĀ  is a fantastic way to practice speech sounds in a fun and exciting way! If you are sceptical about how drill and practice can be exciting, here is how it works:   Whatā€™s the Pic Articulation has 25 sounds in initial, medial, and final positions, including L, R, S...

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LittleShop Literacy

Jul 28

LittleShop Literacy

#LittleShop Minis from CheckersĀ are really cute. They are also a fantastic learning tool for literacy.   I always address literacy skills at this time of year with the pre Grade 1 children. This campaign is the perfect way to kickstart the introduction to literacy and math language.     I collected some advertising pamphlets from @CheckersSA.Ā The...

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A Parent’s Guide to the Speech Therapy Process

Jun 29

A Parent’s Guide to the Speech Therapy Process

  As therapists, we often get sucked into the trap of using speech therapy jargon with parents and even other professionals. This leaves parents feeling even more confused and overwhelmed.   Helen and Elizabeth from Speech Blog UKĀ have released an e-book that is the perfect solution for parents, therapists and other professionals to guide them with the...

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Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

May 02

Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

Language refers to the method of human communication. either spoken or written consisting of the use of words and sentences to convey meaning. However, as the author of Free Speech Ajit Narayanan notes, language is abstract. Ā The way that the words are arranged allows different meanings to be conveyed. This is referred to as grammar.   When young children...

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Seasonal Directions: App Review

Mar 18

Seasonal Directions: App Review

Seasonal DirectionsĀ from Virtual Speech Center is the newest app that targets auditory comprehension of increasingly longer one step and multi step unrelated directions. A skill that is need by so many students!   As the name suggests, the activities are focused around the four seasons. Therefore, you are not only addressing following directions, but you are...

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