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Getting To Know You Cards Free from Rule the School

7/24/18 The beginning of the school year is the time to begin building relationships with new students.  A fun quick way for a student and professional to get to know each other is this free activity Getting-To-Know-You Cards .   Simply take turns with your students turning over a card and answering the questions.  When […]

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New Resource

The Online Itinerant

July 9, 2018 There is a new resource for professionals who work with kids with hearing loss called The Online Itinerant.  It provides pre-recorded one hour courses and monthly live meet-ups on a variety of topics.  Not only can you earn CEUs but you can sign up for one course or meet-up or subscribe to […]

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Money -saving 10th Anniversary Special

April 22, 2018   Celebrating our 10th Anniversary                with special pricing       from 4/22/18 through 4/29/18!  $10 in TeachersPayTeachers $10 in  iTunes  

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Follow-up to post “From the Beginning (or not)”

April 6, 2018 Earlier this year I posted about a new referral that I received, a kindergartner who had not been amplified before January, 2018.  I explained the testing that would be done.  I want to pick up there and broadly describe strengths and weaknesses and what interventions the IEP team agreed on. Overall the […]

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Ten Year Anniversary

March 18, 2018   It is hard for me to believe but it was 10 years ago that I created my first game and started my company Rule the School.  How did that happen you ask?  In 2002 I started a new job as an Itinerant Teacher in a large public school district’s Deaf and […]

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From the Beginning (or not)

January 6, 2018 How is eligibility for special education services for students with hearing loss determined for school-aged children?  I currently have a kindergartner for whom we signed the referral and permission to test paperwork just before Christmas break.  I would like to share what information I gather, how I interpret it and what the IEP […]

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New Materials for a New Year!

1/1/18 By the time December of this school year came around, I decided I needed some new materials to liven things up.  In June, 2017 I attended the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium where I heard Rehab Audiologist Lynn Wood give an excellent presentation on her favorite games.  So I dug up that […]

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FREE Activity for Complex Language

11/4/17 Did you know that the cochlear implant companies have free materials on their websites?  Let’s look at the wealth of materials offered by Med-el.   In addition to their online activities,  sets of materials are periodically posted that can be downloaded, printed, adapted and used in articulation, language and auditory skill development. The latest lesson […]

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Fun with Yes-No Buttons

October 15, 2017 I see these buttons everywhere around schools.  Then I read about some fun ideas on  using them in speech-language therapy from SLP Talk with Desiree.   Her blog and video describe how she uses them in phonological awareness, language and articulation activities. I thought they sounded like a lot of fun for the kids.  […]

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Bingo and TicTacToe Games for Retrieval Practice

October 11,  2017 Here is another post following up on the all-important retrieval practice – a learning strategy where the student tries to recall information from memory.  It’s effectiveness and variations have been explained in this book Make It Stick by Peter Brown, et al.   See this previous blog post for more information.   Rule the School’s […]

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