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July 21, 2019

If you haven't heard already, today is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. There are endless ways to celebrate the occasion and learn more about Neil Armstrong's "giant step for mankind." Fifty years ago, the world gathered around television sets to...

June 27, 2019

Summer is the season for vacation, travel, and car trips. Hitting the road often means entertaining kids for endless milesAs kids, we all probably remember playing the license plate game, I Spy, or traffic bingo. If you're in need of some fresh ideas that promote lan...

March 24, 2019

In today’s technologically saturated society, it’s easy to assume that we are confronted with a newly emerging crisis in which technology creates a barrier between us and the great outdoors. Why would we need to go on a hike, camp out under the stars, or visit a nation...

December 28, 2018

Every year, I find myself doing something exciting, something that resonates deep within me and captivates my thoughts and energy. This year was no different. This was the year that I dove farther into the media world, blending my interests in media processing research...

October 22, 2018

As a speech-language pathologist, content selection is a key element in clinical practice. Content is selected for a variety of reasons, such as student interest; specific speech and language models contained within it; and opportunities for communicative involvement....

October 12, 2018

Pumpkins, squash, & gourds provide endless autumn fun!

Autumn is by far my favorite time of year! Unfortunately, we don't see too much in the way of fall colors and weather here in Texas. A few years ago, inspiration struck during a trip to the grocery store. The result...

September 19, 2018

When you live in a media saturated world, it's easy to get lost in shiny, new apps and digital tools. But sometimes, the best active learning tools are the no tech kind. 

What are your favorite active engagement tools?

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September 10, 2018

A few years ago during a speech therapy session, a group of preschoolers and I were reading a book about a bear. Despite a persnickety bee, the bear enjoyed some honey from a nearby bee hive. One of preschoolers commented that she had never seen a bee hive before and w...

September 3, 2018

In today's world it's easy to find yourself between a tablet and a hard place. As SLPs, educators, and parents, we want kids to use screens in educational and beneficial ways.  However, digital media isn't always associated with quality, communicative interactions and...

August 4, 2018

Whether you're in a classroom, speech therapy room, or at home, adults are always looking for engaging ways for students to show us what they know. If you're one of those adults, then a good ole' fashioned word cloud might be just what you need. This technology favorit...

April 28, 2018

In a world where handheld devices and touchscreens seem ever present, don't be fooled, sensory books are alive and well. Our sense of touch is a powerful tool we use to interpret and learn about the world around us, particularly for young children. While the allure of...

April 21, 2018

As a speech-language pathologist, I'm always looking for ways to make meaningful connections between what we are doing in the speech therapy environment and a student's classroom and home environments. Why? Because the ultimate goal isn't for the student to improve his...

January 9, 2018

As you finish purchasing your ticket, you hear the distant tumble of tens of letters and numbers rumbling on a nearby schedule board, reminiscent of a time long passed. A green Union Pacific train car sits in the station, awaiting passengers arriving to the station. 

Vi...

August 2, 2014

Mobile devices and tablets are becoming a more common fixture in our daily lives. We turn to them to check email, text, view weather forecasts, watch videos, read news articles, and much more. But what is the best way to foster learning and communication skills using t...

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