Today’s post is a review of the app “Let’s Be Social” by My Everyday Speech. This app is available for iPad only and usually retails for £9.99, but it’s currently on sale until the end of April for £6.99.
As the title suggests, this app is for working on social skills. The format is of short social stories, wi [...]
With Easter just around the corner and some fantastic ideas out there, we thought we would have an Easter therapy ideas round up this week!
Colour matching eggs
I found this idea via pinterest from pink and green mama. A simple idea that can target both comprehension and expression of colours and at a simpler level, colour matching. You c [...]
As Elizabeth mentioned on Monday, we have been fortunate enough to be sent quite a few things to review and we thought the school Easter holidays might be a good time to share them with you. Today, I’m going to tell you about the app Keyword Understanding by Aptus Speech and Language Therapy. This app usually sells for £7.99 but it [...]
Helen and I have been very fortunate and have some great resources and apps to review. So now it’s the Easter holidays and people may even have a little money to spend with the new tax year, we thought we would blog about some of them!
Helen recently reviewed one of Orchard toys new games – Rockets and comets. I was lucky enough to receive [...]
A few weeks ago, my daughter wanted to play “teaching children to talk”! She had one of her teddies and said that he couldn’t talk and what could we do. I suggested teaching him to sign, but she said “don’t be silly mummy. Get my doctor’s set and I’ll give him some medicine!” If she is ever able to develop this medicine, we’ll bottle [...]
When Speech and Language Therapists assess younger children’s understanding of language, we often refer to ‘Key words’ or ‘Information Carrying Words – ICW’s’. ICW’s is a term originally used by the Derbyshire Language Scheme, 1982, Knowles, W and Masidlover, M. Both of these terms refer to the number of words you need to understand to foll [...]
A while ago, Helen and I were contacted by Special iApps and asked if we would review their apps. They very kindly gave Helen and I copies of the apps to review and have also offered to give some away through our blog! However the views expressed are my own.
Special iApps is a non-profit organisation who aim to help children learn and also [...]
Our latest column on Special Needs Jungle is up today. This time my topic is when and how to refer to speech and language therapy. You can check the post out here. Do let us know what you think, either here or over there.
I had a real life experience of vocabulary learning this week. We have been musing for a while on the idea of changing this little blog into a self-hosted blog to give us the opportunity to do more with it. I may have lost some of you already?….
Having decided that now was the time to do this, we set about investigating what we nee [...]