Nikki Heyman

Key Word Kids: App Review

Key Word Kids has just updated this app for IOS 11 optimisation. I have been using this app for a while, and the more I use it, the more I love it.   A lot has been said about core words which are important in order to link language together. But in addition to this,...

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Perspective-Taking: Teaching social skills

Perspective taking is one of the underlying skills for effective social interaction.  Children with autism spectrum disorder typically have difficulty with this skill. In addition, many children with language difficulties also have difficulty with this area....

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Articulation Hunt – App Review and Giveaway

Articulation Hunt from Home Speech Home is a pirate themed app to encourage multiple practice of articulation sounds. Articulation Hunt is similar to What's the Pic Artic, and you can find my review here Articulation Hunt includes sound targets for 25 sounds including...

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Receptive Language Assessment with Splingo

The Receptive Language Assessment from the The Speech and Language Store is a great way to modernise boring assessment tools. The Receptive Language Assessment allows you to assess a variety of word and sentence types. There are   four different levels of complexity:...

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I go to Checkers and I buy….

Last year I used the Checkers  #littleshopminis to work on early literacy skills with a group of Grade 0 children. You can see how I did this over here This year, Checkers sent me a full set of #littleshopminis which I used for working on Augmentative Alternative...

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The Right to Communicate

What if your basic human right to communicate was limited because you did not have an alternative means of communication? What if you loved or cared about something so deeply, but you did not have the means to communicate it? What if you were abused and did not have...

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