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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 21, 2018

Summer is a time for adventures. Whether they are big or small, adventures transform our daily life as we step away from the ordinary into the unknown. It is in these moments that we open our eyes to new things and ways of looking at the world around us. Our travels sp...

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 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...

November 15, 2013

It all started with a Thanksgiving Parade and a little Google magic! In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday our speech group was reading a Thanksgiving story. One of our target words was PARADE, highlighting /d/ at the end of words. The kids loved talking about th...

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