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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...

April 6, 2019

Has March Madness struck your house yet? When you live in a college town and your university made it to the Final Four, the excitement is hard to miss. But what does screen time have to do with the Final Four? It's an ingredient that helped one college team take their...

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...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

2019 is full of possibilities

if you're willing to take the risk to try something new.

Failure isn't a measure of who we are,

but an opportunity to start over.

So, don't let failure stand in the way

of doing something truly magnificent this year! 

W...

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....

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...

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...

May 7, 2018

There is an old adage among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) – you don’t know who we are unless you need one. As professionals who work to ensure that every individual has access to the power of communication – a fundamental human right - this is disheartening. If y...

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...

November 1, 2013

"The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive, and discoverers. The second goal of education is to form minds, which can be critical and...

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