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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...

July 15, 2019

Time spent curling up with a good book is never wasted - whether that be on the warm sandy shores of the beach or on the hearth next to a crackling fire. As adults, there is little distinction between becoming immersed in the pages of a good book that we turn with our...

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...

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...

December 19, 2018

As busy as this time of year is, I love it! I love listening to the songs of the season as I drive around town. I love how they fill the car with the catchy melodies I heard as a kid, melting the end-of-semester, holiday stress away!


But the more I learn about media ef...

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...

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...

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 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...

February 10, 2018

 With the rapid advancement and deployment of technology within our daily lives, there is no harm in slowing down when needed. Slowing down gives you time to take stock of your own views, preferences, and needs when it comes to technology use for you and your family....

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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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