“Ashlynn Happy….. Papa’s House”

By Laura Smith|June 23, 2013|Uncategorized|

 It’s no secret that my dad is the pushover.  Don’t get me wrong, he could lay down the law when he had to; but when it came to playing my dad is the person to sweet talk.  Ever since Ashlynn was a little baby, my dad would play ball with her.  It started out almost as a game of fetch, but each time she gets better and better.  After Jace

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Articulation Station App Review

By Laura Smith|June 21, 2013|Uncategorized|

Articulation Station is a comprehensive articulation app that I use quite a bit in therapy.  You can choose to purchase each consonant deck separately to save on cost. As you can see from this screen shot, I haven’t purchased all of the sounds myself; however, I did purchase ‘l’ ‘r’ and ‘s’ because those decks also contain blends, which I do use a lot in therapy.I chose ‘P’ for the

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How to teach toddlers their colors, interesting article I found on pinterest.

By Laura Smith|June 18, 2013|Uncategorized|

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-johnny-name-colors On pinterest, I ran across this interesting article.  It basically says that children learn their colors faster by saying “the balloon is read” instead of “the red balloon.”  In English, we usually put the adjective before the noun, so our kiddos don’t get a lot of practice with learning it this way. I thought it was interesting from an SLP standpoint too though, because many language processing kiddos struggle

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Speech Stickers App for Apraxia Review

By Laura Smith|June 12, 2013|Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Therapy for apraxia|

Speech Stickers is the first app that I downloaded for Ashlynn (my daughter with apraxia) when she had first turned three.  I chose it because it was cheap, and said it was developed for children with apraxia.  The app is simple in design with not a lot of bells and whistles; however, my daughter loved practicing her speech with this app. The app is set up for kids in the

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ApraxiaVille app review

By Laura Smith|June 12, 2013|Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Therapy for apraxia|

ApraxiaVille is an app from Smarty Ears, and is the newest speech app that I have downloaded to use at work and with Ashlynn my daughter with CAS.To get started, you create your players.  You can make an avatar, or import your own picture.  The application allows up to four players, which is nice from an SLP perspective, since you can use it during group therapy.Next, you choose your activity

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Switching private SLP’s

By Laura Smith|June 9, 2013|Apraxia|

So I made the decision to discontinue private services through the SLP that was seeing Ashlynn.  I am very appreciative of all that she did; however, I feel like we had hit a wall with her therapy style.  Her style was to have my 3 1/2 year old daughter sit in a chair across from her for the entire 30 minutes.  The first 15 minutes she would do Kaufman cards, and the

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