AAC Implementation Plan

AAC Implementation Plan

I wanted to share a copy of an AAC implementation plan that I recently created for a student. This plan is for a student using an eye gaze device, but the plan/shell is applicable for all. I recently started working with the campus SLP's to create AAC Implementation...

Teaching Chewie to Communicate Back!

Teaching Chewie to Communicate Back!

Have you seen some of the amazing dogs on Instagram who use buttons to talk? Me too and it is so amazing. I am an SLP that is passionate about AAC and supporting communication. Did you notice I said communicate and not talk? In a world where most of us communicate via...

Training Notes

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Presentation Notes CAS Tips Tricks and Strategies CSHA 2019Download AAC Presentation Notes 1 Making AAC Fun and Functional CSHA 2019 w notesDownload AAC Videos:   Making AAC Fun and Functional Part 1 Making AAC Fun and Functional Part 2...

Apraxia and Articulation Cards

Apraxia and Articulation Cards

With a varied caseload from my school position and private clients, I am always looking for tools for my toolbox. A few years ago, after many years of purchasing items on TeachersPayTeachers, I started created activities to share and sell. I typically make activities...

Teach, Practice, and Learn Past Tense Verbs

In my CFY year, I remember sitting with a group and working on past tense verbs. We were drilling away using a fun game and video clips. I got some great data but noticed some of my students were really struggling. I asked myself, "do these students even understand...

Principles of Motor Learning for CAS

What is all the fuss about Principles of Motor Learning (PML) and Childhood Apraxia of Speech? "Motor learning refers to the practice or experience leading to relatively permanent changes in the capability of movement (Schmidy & Lee 2005). As a child, I was a...

Convention Light Bulbs Echolalia

Convention Light Bulbs Echolalia

This year was my first year to attend our 2017 ASHA convention in Los Angeles.  While I had been able to attend the Texas conventions in the past (looking forward to CSHA next year), I hadn't been able to go to ASHA.  So let us just say I was like a kid in a candy...

Plurals teach and practice

Teaching Plurals My first year as an SLP, I came up with my greatest weakness, GRAMMAR!   Yep, not my forte.  I didn't really learn to write well until graduate school and still, it is laborious for me.  So I had to do some re-training personally so I could help my...