Thursday, August 14, 2014

{Giveaway} Columbus Day Language Pack

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue!  Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my new product, "Columbus Day Language Pack"!  Don't forget to enter to win the giveaway below!

This activity includes:

Seven short stories about Christopher Columbus, each with 3 listening comprehension questions and 2 inference questions,

18 vocabulary and definition cards (9 pairs), 

18 synonym sentence and word cards (9 pairs),  

18 antonym sentence and word cards (9 pairs) 

18 fact and opinion cards,  

and 18 conjunction cards!

You can find this activity on TpT HERE!

Want to win a copy?!  Enter the giveaway below!  Good luck!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

{Review} Articulation Test Center

Wow!  Is it possible that this speech pathologist has been rendered speechless by the "Articulation Test Center", an amazing app by Little Bee Speech?!  Pretty much!  But don't worry, I've collected myself and am ready to tell you all about this fantastic and ridiculously thorough app!

"Articulation Test Center" is perfect for back to school time or really any time of the year that you're looking to screen an artic/phono student or get a full assessment of their skills.

The screener allows you to determine if a child's speech is delayed or appropriate based on their age.

The full test allows you to customize the assessment based on individual needs.

I REALLY like this app, so let me show you some of my favorite features!

1) Yellow = approximation... Ever wonder how to indicate an approximated response?  Just tap the sound twice to turn the sound yellow, which indicates an "almost there, but not quite" production.

2) The record button.  This isn't a novel idea, but it's great for auditory feedback.

3) It tests vowels.  This is an area that I feel is lacking with other apps.

4) It provides ages that phonological processes typically disappear at, which is a great reminder!

5) Speech sample scenes.  Ever struggle to pull a speech sample out of a student?  These scenes have so much to talk about and various pictures even include additional prompts!  You can also record the speech sample to transcribe it later.

6) Extensive results.  Results include words tested, sound errors, sound substitutions, phonological processes marked, speech sample, report, and recommendations.

7) The pictures flip!  Such a great idea, considering our students typically sit across from us!

8) Recommendations for therapy.  Based on age, the app provides suggested therapy targets.

What I'd like to see in an update...  Considering the fact that we often work with more than one student at a time, I'd love for the app to automatically rotate between multiple students.  You can pause the assessments, but if it did this automatically, it would be more efficient.

Overall, this is a wonderful and very thorough app!  And here's the best news yet... Articulation Test Center (and Articulation Station Pro) will be 30% off August 12th-14th for Little Bee Speech's back to school sale!  Click on the links to learn more!

Do you have either one of these apps?  If so, what are your thoughts?

Disclaimer: This item was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed are solely my own.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

{New product} Grammar and Articulation Picture Combo Pack

I LOVE products that target multiple goal areas, which is why I'm so excited to introduce you to my newest product, "Grammar and Articulation Picture Combo Pack"!

This combo pack includes 36 pages with the following grammar targets:

- present progressive verbs
- regular past tense verbs
- irregular past tense verbs
- subjective pronouns
- objective pronouns
- possessive nouns

It also includes short stories that target /r/, /s/, /l/, "sh", "th" and "ch"!  There are six pages for EACH targeted sound!

This product is on sale right now for 30% off!  You can find it HERE!

Friday, August 1, 2014

All-in-One: Lesson & Homework!

Here's the second of two new lines in my TpT store... All-in-One: Lesson & Homework activities!  These packs include both a lesson that can be used during a therapy session as well as homework to go along with the lesson so that students are practicing what they just learned!  The first product in this series is called, "Apple Pickin' Fun: A Social Language Pack"!

This pack includes:

 24 "Is this a problem?" cards,

24 "What can you do  with these items?" cards,

24 "What is the first step to..." cards,  

and 24 "Complete the following sentence cards"!

Also included in this pack are two homework sheets for each of the activities listed above!

Want to learn more about this all-in-one pack?  You can do so HERE!  

Have an idea for an all-in-one pack?!  Feel free to add your thoughts to the comments!