Hi everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this great group of SLPs!  The Frenzied SLPs is a Facebook group designed to bring you tips and treats to help you get through your frenzied SLP life. Today, I am going to introduce myself and provide a quick tip.    I am:   1.  A Michigan Girl:  I was born and raised in Michigan.  I left for a while to go to grad school, but returned to be close to my family.  I love Michigan for the seasons, however, I have to admit to getting pretty sick of winter weather about now.  We have an ice rink in our backyard this year that my husband built for the kids, so that has made this winter a little more tolerable.  I absolutely love summer in Michigan though.   2. A Runner:   I guess I never really considered myself a runner until this last year.  I always dabbled in running small distances, but this year really got into it and entered (and finished) a half-marathon.  I love the way running clears my head.  I get some really great i...
Today, I want to share with you a passion obsession with you.  I have been using interactive books with my students for a while now.  I especially love to use them with my students that have ASD.  Many of you have recently checked out my winter interactive books .  These have been a big hit with my students.  One day I had some sitting out on my table, and a group of articulation/fluency kids came into my room.  They went nuts with about these books!  I told them that they could use them, but had to focus on their fluency and articulation goals while they said the sentences.  I think what they loved most about these books was moving the pieces around using the Velcro!    After this session, I thought, why not make articulation books?  I started with two different initial /k/ books, as this was the sound my Velcro excited kids were working on.  My students loved them!  I shared them on my Facebook page for a day to see if you all would be interested too, and the response was unanim...
Back to work it is!  I hope everyone had a wonderful break, and a great day back to work today.  In appreciation of going back today, how about a giveaway?  I had the opportunity to try out Pronoun Heroes from Smarty Ears Apps before the break, and they were generous enough to offer not one, but TWO free copies of this app to give away! So, onto the app!  I have a student who asks for this every time I see him now.  He loves "that superhero app."  It really is pretty cute. To start out, you select the players. Next, you get to choose from the Activity Center.  There are six different activities to choose from. What are Pronouns?   This guide describes why we need and use pronouns. Where is the Pronoun? This activity has students decide which word is the pronoun from a selection of four words, or within a short phrase. Which one is not a Pronoun?   Students choose from four different words to determine the one that is not a pronoun. ...