Cindy L. Meester's Blog- Speech Therapy with a Twist

App updates & a Recycling Idea

Posted in Uncategorized by Cindy on January 6, 2011

I have updated my app list. Look under the iPhone, iTouch iPad.. section.

Here is a recycling idea – My son received 25 round coke bottles as a gift from a friend. They were all in a huge flat screen TV box and each one had a gift receipt taped to it. Silly boys!  Anyway as these bottles have been found discarded around the house I started tossing them into the recycling when an “ah ha” moment hit me.

Of course I could use these in therapy!! So far I have two ideas:

1. I added dice (1-2) – it makes a great way to shake and play without losing the dice

2. I added small aquarium rocks and small items from my junk drawer (coin, screw, button, bead, marble, pen cap, metal nut, suction cup, etc. I made two of these with the same items. One student shakes and tells another student to find a … Then they can compare how the items are alike or different,

So I’m sure I can come up with some other ideas eventuality but I’d like to hear your ideas too. Post your ideas here and share your creativity! I can’t promise any prizes but you never know what I may be able to pass along to you!

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Happy New Year and Facebook

Posted in Uncategorized by Cindy on January 3, 2011

Well it was back to school for me today. The time off went by way too fast again!

My Facebook page at times is more about information that I can use for work more than keeping up with friends. It is amazing how much is on Facebook that can be used in therapy. Here are some of the ones I have “liked” on Facebook. I am sure this is true for Twitter too but I have not joined that bandwagon… I already have enough to check and have not felt pushed to twitter too….yet.

-iPhone,iTouch & iPad for Speech Therapy
-iPhone & Speech Therapy
-DynaVox Speech and Communication Devices
-Smarty Ears
-Sen Assist
-Free Technology for Teachers
-Once Upon An App
-Autism Speaks
-Jeremy Brown (AccessAbility MedCare)
-The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
-Autism Support Network
-Lily the Black Bear
-Fun Educational Apps
-Free App Promo Kings