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Quick Tip: The iPad has a PAUSE button??

Does the iPad have a pause button? Wellllllll not exactly. If you are using iOS 7 you will notice that at the top of the screen there is a little drag down option enabling you to view the notification center. This feature allows you to quickly view your calendar, missed emails, tweets, and Facebook messages.… Read More

I’ll have a Sausage and People Pizza: The Controversy over Auditory Processing Disorder

This post is hopefully the start of an open dialog among colleagues about Auditory Processing Disorders.  I have had this post in draft mode for some time and it’s almost the start of a larger post but due to the recent discussion on twitter about Auditory Processing Disorders I thought I would post this. ( I am by no… Read More

Put Me in Coach! An App Review of: Conversation Coach

Conversation Coach Conversation Coach by Silver Lining Multimedia, Inc  teaches the user to understand the natural back and forth flow of conversations. Most communication devices typically only allow for one-way conversations, Conversation Coach fixes that.  Conversation Coach comes in a full version for $79.99 and a limited use lite version for $1.99. Conversation Coach is… Read More

5 Quick Tips to Improve Communication between Therapists and Parents

If your work as a speech language pathologist involves children, you most likely spend at least 48 to 52 hours a year with each client and their family, depending on the setting where you work – school, clinic or in the home. Most families I work with have had their children in therapies for years and they… Read More

Top 10 Reasons for using iPad in therapy

A few years ago if someone asked what type of speech-therapy tools I used with my patients, I would often tell them: dolls, blocks, bubbles, balls, flashcards and such. But now I typically tell them it’s the iPad. The topic of ‘iPad’ is currently huge among speech-language pathologists. Try reading through blogs or forums without… Read More

Looking for Your First SLP Job

You have just completed what may have been the most stressful two years of your life – a graduate program in speech-language pathology and now it’s time for the real world. Looking for that first professional job, which in itself is another stressful experience, poses a variety of questions: Where to apply?  Who’s even hiring… Read More

Quixey- The Search Engine for Apps

  A Functional App Search Quixey makes your search for Apps  functional.  You do not need to know the specific spelling or even name of the app. What Quixey does that is unique and different from tradtional ‘keyword’ searches is that it expands it’s scan of the web to sites, blogs, forums, and even social media to ‘learn’ what… Read More

Image Spinner = Fun

Here is a real simple app released today called Image Spinner. It’s available for both iPhone and iPad for .99 cents.  It’s simplicity is what gives this app a lot of potential. You can virtually use this with what ever skill you are targeting:  articulation, receptive/expressive language, pragmatics etc… You are able to to choose… Read More

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