The 5K Step Rule!

Schools are closed and there is still a pandemic brewing in our midst. Some remain unvaccinated and the question of what will come next has arrived. Technology will most likely be on the minds of students who now have more free time and ideas for developing routines and rules around it abound. However, I haveContinue reading “The 5K Step Rule!”

Summer Tech Use?

On Facebook recently, I read the following question from a parent and had some ideas about what might be helpful: “Anyone had success in detaching their kids from the electronic world? I have a huge concern about what this is doing to my 2 boys with multiple letters in their diagnosis…I am afraid our summerContinue reading “Summer Tech Use?”

COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME

AND PERHAPS APPEARING FRUSTRATED … I will try to keep adding to this list for you as I come across items to add; but for starters, here are some concrete suggestions and resources available for you: Is your child interested in music:  Tuesday and Wednesday online music classes  https://www.musicbrains.net/book-online and from Daniel’s Music Foundation inContinue reading “COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME”

Before Technology

Sometimes same events re-occur.  Years ago, families had rules about the use of television with children and now things have gotten more complex with the emergence of social media,  smartphones, and computers for example. The Family Media Plan-published by the American Academy of Pediatrics talks about the fact that at the age of fifteen months,Continue reading “Before Technology”

Types of Language

Functional language is exactly that.  Functional language is the communication that is used in order to effectively obtain what you want or need.  It is purposeful.  Without its use, language has no true meaning so this is a goal that we want to see achieved in anyone who is learning to speak one fluently. IfContinue reading “Types of Language”

A Decade of Changed Communication

Welcome to a new decade!   Where have you been and where you will go this year. I hope my readers will be able to increase their connectivity to others and opportunities to engage with those in many different venues.  As you do so- pause and think about how we are doing so. My question toContinue reading “A Decade of Changed Communication”

What Can You Do When the Screen Goes Off??”

] The blog post https://blog.asha.org/2019/05/13/the-best-toys-for-slps-are-the-toys-that-do-nothing/ that recently appeared in the ASHA Leader resonates with me. I put individual links to which the author refers at the bottom of this post, So does the book “If You Give a Mouse an iPhone (of course available on Amazon in print). Here is a link to the storyContinue reading “What Can You Do When the Screen Goes Off??””

Shaping the Way We Use Technology Or Not….

A year or so back, I was sitting, catching up on reading mail one afternoon and i come across my graduate school alumni magazine.  The topic that month was related to the use of technology in education. One of the articles talked  about different types of careers that are developing in the field of education,Continue reading “Shaping the Way We Use Technology Or Not….”

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