I have been using a fun app called Preposition Remix with some of my students for a while now.  So, when Smarty Ears contacted me with a few free copies to share, I jumped at the chance to share this great app with you! Preposition Remix is a simple app that targets 20 of the most common prepositions.  This app is set up for one player at a time, however, if you keep your own data, students can pass it back and forth between each other if you are targeting the same preposition. To begin, you will set up the game in Settings.  You select the prepositions that will be targeted during the session.  You can also select the reinforcement audio, what to do when an answer is wrong, as well if you want written cues available, randomization of prepositions presented, and the option to repeat questions. Next, you will select your player.  You can only select one player at a time to collect data, but as I said before, if I collect my own data by paper, I do use this app with multiple ...
This weeks book is one that I had not been familiar with until now.  The book is The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza. The great book companion to go with this book was created by Abby at Schoolhouse Talk. I have featured one of Abby's book companions before, and I must admit, they are two of my favorites!  Abby's book companions have everything that I love in book companions.  Lots of visuals, questions, and activities.  Here is what is included in her packet: Comprehension Questions There are 31 question cards included in this packet.  These questions all have picture prompts that are really great. There is also a page of 18 recall questions without picture prompts that you can use to check student comprehension. Story Retell First, there is a Rebus Story that is a summary of The Wolf's Chicken Stew with pictures cues for joint story retell.  This is really a really cute way to have students help retell the story.   Next, there is a bl...
Recently, I was approached by Smarty Ears apps with an opportunity to review an aphasia app.  I thought, but I don't work with adults with aphasia.  Then, in talking with the Smarty Ears rep, I realized that this app isn't only great for adults with aphasia, but possibly my students with autism or students with word finding difficulties.   This app is called iName it Household Items   To begin using this app you can look at the settings, and choose from three different languages.  Next, you can select a user by pressing Start Practice.   Then, you pick a room to work in.  There are five different rooms to choose with a variety of vocabulary to target.     Once you choose the room, the app gives you an interactive screen with all of the vocabulary.  At the bottom of the page is a tray with all of the targeted vocabulary.  As you target each word, and the student or client gets the vocabulary word correct, a check mark appears on the picture, showin...
  This weeks book companion is for a book that has a special place in my heart.  My youngest son has never been that into books (big frown face).  I have always read to him since he was a baby, just like my older son, but, he just was never that into books.  This book is the one that I can really remember changing that.  This is the first book in which he sat for the whole thing!  He loved this book, and I did too! The book is... Little Blue Truck by Jill McElmurry . This book is a sweet story about a friendly little blue truck who helps a big, rude construction truck when it gets stuck in the mud.  The book shows that when you are friendly and helpful to people, they will be friendly and helpful back.  This is a rhyming book that flows really well, so it is great for targeting phonemic awareness skills too. The book companion that I am featuring for this book is by Tracy Morlan of Gold Country SLP . Included in this packet: First of all, Tracy includes CCSS Cit...