Melody Aikey

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30 Pieces of Advice for New SLPs

I recently asked for advice for new SLPs on my Facebook page and the response I got was AMAZING. The feelings I have after starting this new job have …

Toca Boo!

I'm taking a brief break here from talking about calming/regulating apps to discuss the power of a little scare. Toca Boca, a studio I have long been …

I was able to demo some of my favorite apps yesterday at #AKSHA14 @TactusTherapy @erikxraj @MyPlayHomeApp #slpeeps http://t.co/VbWHfnwgI1

5 Games to Build Cooperative Play Skills with Preschoolers

“Please work together!” “Please share!” “Please take turns!” These pleas can be heard from parents and teachers in homes and schools every day. …

Do You Use YouTube in Speech Therapy?

As a speech-language pathologist that has been affectionately nicknamed <i>“the app guy”</i>by literally every single one of my co-workers, you could only …

Teach Speech 365

It's time for that announcement! Sunday (November 16th) marks 2 years of starting this blog! What better way to do that than with a new home? Please …

Storytelling Activities For Kids

Storytelling is an important piece of the literacy puzzle. Of all the benefits of encouraging your children to tell and write stories, I think the …

Following Directions: App Review - The Speech Bubble

It is really hard to find a nice, straight forward app to work on following directions. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of great following …

Tips, Tricks and a Handy Tool for Teaching the R Sound

Teaching the R Sound can be very challenging. Learning new ways to make teaching this sound easier fascinates me. I’d like to Thank Gordy Rogers from …

Getting ready for Thanksgiving--Small Collection of Free Materials and Ideas

Hi Everyone! October ends--November begins--the year goes on. Here is a post from last year of all of my favorite Thanksgiving things. I'll most …

AAC Assessment Forms

One of the challenging things about teaching graduate student SLPs to do AAC assessments is that there is no single, comprehensive protocol to cover …

3 AAC Presentation Handouts You May Have Missed

Couldn’t get to the ATIA conference in Orlando in January? Here are some wonderful handouts from three AAC presentations.<p>The Call for Papers for the …

What Apps can I use to help my Child? Vocabulary

Vocabulary develops in two ways<p>Number of words<br>• Depth and scope of vocabulary<p>More information on vocabulary and its importance can be found here<p>There …

#AACfamily Friday: Week 1!

Every Friday is October is #AACfamily Friday!<p>These photos, information, and links were submitted by AAC users (of varying ages, on many different …

Don't just survive~thrive at your next IEP meeting

We all dread IEP meetings, don’t we? When I tell people that I actually attend IEP meetings for a living, they think I’m crazy. Many have compared it …

Siblings

Resources for Writing IEPs Aligned to Common-Core Standards

A few weeks ago, I hosted a chat on writing standards-based individualized education program goals aligned to common core reading and math standards. …

Soundable Hosts International Phonetic Alphabet Competition

Play Soundable and Enter to Win Weekly Prizes until November 30, 2014<p><b>Spread the Word</b><p><b>Listed Under</b><p><b>Industrys:</b><br>• Education<br>• Games<p><b>Location:</b><br>• Vancouver - …

Twenty 5-Minute Speech Therapy Activities You Can Do at Home

I often get asked how long and how often families should practice speech and language skills at home.<p>I recently posted an article on my own site on …