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February 9, 2019

Screen time has been a pretty big buzz word the past few years among parents, teachers, SLPs, and the general public. Roughly speaking, screen time is the time that a person spends using screen-based devices. It's easy to think that this is confined to newer forms of t...

January 14, 2019

It's that time of year - when new goals meet reality! We all have good intentions, whether that be to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend more time with those we love. For many, new goals also include limiting, reducing, or even eliminating screen time - the time we...

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...

November 16, 2018

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) kicks off its 2018 Convention in Boston this week, with more than 18,000 SLPs and Audiologists in attendance. As we jump into this year's convention, I offer a little reminder of what it's all about, from the 2013...

November 15, 2018

These days it's hard to escape the constant intrusion of screens and media content on our daily life. We frequently encounter news stories warning us of the harmful effects associated with prolonged media use. So how do we begin to find balance in a technologically sat...

November 4, 2018

Professional conferences provide opportunities to hear new ideas, share research, learn new information, develop future projects, and expand professional horizons. With so many professionals in one place at a given time, conferences provide unlimited opportunities to m...

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...

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 27, 2018

When it comes to apps, we live in a world where it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps on the market. To make things more complicated, app markets vary by the type of device you use. So, when it comes to app selection, it’s only natural that we gravita...

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...

July 11, 2018

The illustrations may provide a guide,

but the story and the language used to tell it, 

are in the eye of the storyteller. 

Wordless picture books have long been a staple of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators. As the name suggests, these are picture books...

May 26, 2018

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It's an opportunity to increase public awareness about the profession of speech-language pathology, the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists (SLPs)communication development and health, and more. It's...

May 13, 2018

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

BHSM is an opportunity for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to share important information about who we are, what we do, communication development, communication health, and more! 

According to the National Center for Healt...

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