Time-Saving Hack for CASLLS

At a recent staff meeting of itinerant teachers of deaf/hard of hearing students, we had a work session on learning to plot a language sample on the CASLLS.  One of my fellow itinerant teachers came up with a brilliant time-saving idea. She used Office 365 Word to transcribe her language sample.  With her sample open […]

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Another Use for Word Wheel

Do you have the app Word Wheel?  It is simply a roulette wheel on which you can enter an infinite number of word lists.  This past week I thought of a new list.  I have a student who is new to receiving H.I. services and is embarrassed by her hearing aids and DM/FM system.  She […]

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Follow-up to Using Gen Ed Materials for Intervention

11/1/18 I recently wrote about a course that I created for the The Online Itinerant about how we can use materials from the classroom curriculum to work on IEP goals.  This week a great article was published in ASHA Leader Live describing how  one speech-language pathologist does this and lists some great resources that I want […]

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Supporting the General Education Curriculum in Instruction for Students with Hearing Loss

10/24/18 Last summer when I was discussing creating an online class with Stefanie Kessen, founder of The Online Itinerant, I shared with her that I  was daunted by the technical aspects.  Stefanie said “I’ll handle that part!” so I said “Sign me up!” I loved planning the content but I have to admit it took […]

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Using a Language Activity to Help Anxious Students

9/19/18 Recently, I added a new product to my TeachersPayTeachers Store called Sentence Combining. What is Sentence Combining?  An exercise for students who use a majority of simple and compound sentences to further develop their complex sentence structure.  It is an appropriate strategy for SLPs, Teachers Of Deaf /Hard of Hearing Students, English as Second Language Teachers […]

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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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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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This product has 6 different uses for an SLP/TOD!

6/28/17 I’m heading to the AG Bell Symposium in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and I can’t wait.  If you are going, please come by my table in the exhibit hall and check out LASH.  I like products to have multiple uses and boy does LASH ever! All of the hard products on the table will be […]

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