Hi everyone! Happy new year from Elizabeth and me! Hope you all had a lovely break over Christmas!
One thing I always enjoy at the end of the year is that we get a report sent through by WordPress giving us some of our statistics for the blog over the last year. In 2015 we published 61 new posts, giving us a total overall of 190! The site was viewed by 3 times as many people as it was in 2014, including people in 138 different countries!
I’m always interested to see which posts are most popular with readers. Sometimes they are the ones we expect, but other times they take us by surprise! Here are the 10 posts on Speechbloguk which were viewed most often in 2015. Not all of them were written in 2015.
- This has been fairly consistent as our most-read post since the day I wrote it. Click on the picture to view it.
- Help! My toddler isn’t talking Part One. If you’re reading this series of posts, don’t forget to check out the other 2 parts of this series – parts three and four.
- 101 games to practise speech sounds – I look back at this one sometimes to give me more ideas of games to play in therapy! This one also has a second part with more ideas – there were too many for one post!
- Taking the mystery out of assessments – CELF – Part 2. This is part of a series of posts we have written explaining various different formal assessments and what the children are asked to do and why. You can also read part 1 of this post as well as a post about the ACE assessment too.
- Games to improve auditory memory. Do read this in conjunction with the post listed at number 7 too!
- Cued Articulation. We both use Cued Articulation with children with speech sound difficulties – find out more about what this is and how it can help in this post.
- Strategies to support auditory memory. Don’t forget to teach some of these strategies while you are playing the games – teaching strategies is the best way to support auditory memory.
- Narrative therapy. This was the first of a long series of posts about narrative therapy. You can also read 7 more posts about who/character, where/setting, when/time, what happened, emotions and dialogue, the end and the whole story.
- Mikey’s Wish – verbal dyspraxia awareness. This one is a guest post by Louisa Akers, who together with her son Mikey, set up a Facebook page to raise awareness of verbal dyspraxia (known in most other countries as Childhood Apraxia of Speech – CAS). Check out this post if you haven’t seen it already.
- Taking the mystery out of assessments – CELF-4 Part One. The first part of the post I linked to above.
2016 is set to be an exciting year for us at Speech Blog UK. We hope that our first e-book will be out by the end of February, and we have lots of plans for later in the year. If you want to keep up to date with our new posts and all our other news, don’t forget to join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss anything. Click here to join.