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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 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...

July 8, 2018

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, SLP, or student, summer's a time for fun, relaxation, vacationing, and much more! In that spirit, without even intending to, I took a small summer sabbatical from blogging…but I’m back with a head full of ideas to share!

First this happ...

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...

March 31, 2018

A giant, blue bear lurks outside of the Colorado Convention Center. He peers into the three-story windows eyeing visitors as they scurry about. The multi-dimensional bear is a piece of public of art titled, “I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent. 

The artist describes...

March 24, 2018

Kids love to talk – about everything when given the chance. The things they see, the experiences they participate in, the moments that that excite them, and the creations that they proudly created, to name a few. Media content and digital experiences are no exception.

H...

July 28, 2014

Who doesn't love Show and Tell? Growing up, Show and Tell was the day that you never missed at school. Excitement brewed over the unlimited possibilities. Kids whispered days in advanced as they narrowed their selections. 

"K" at the beginning of words includes couch, c...

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Welcome to my journey as an iSLP. In a world of technological advances, ask the tough questions... "why am I using this?" and "what am I trying to accomplish?" Information cited and linked on this blog is for informational uses only and is not intended as advice or professional treatment recommendations.

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