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Blog Birthday Remix (or, When Technology Fails)

29 July 2014

Well, it goes a little something like this.
I spent a few nights in a row prepping awesome posts and giveaways for my blog birthday week and I was so pumped when it was ready to go live. And then, I went on vacation. Without my computer.

It turns out that my posts weren't as complete as I had thought, and when I discovered this I had no way of fixing the problem from hours away. The long and short of it? I messed up.
The good news is, however, that I am calling "RE-DO!" and opening up all the giveaways this week so you still have a chance to get your hands on some sweet free stuff. If you already entered, make sure you go back and check that all your entries are still good!


So, check out this post, this post, this post, and this post. All giveaways will now end 8/5/14.

You guys are awesome, and I'm never going on vacation without my laptop again.



Let's Talk Speech Therapy turns 2!--Day 4

17 July 2014


Now that you about this giveaway, and this giveaway, and this giveaway it's time for some birthday freebies!


If you watched my first tutorial video (yikes!), you would have found out that my classroom theme for this upcoming school year is CHEVRON. I'm obsessed. As in my friends roll their eyes each time they see something even remotely close to the pattern when we are out together because they KNOW I'm at least going to spend time "Oooh" and "Ahhh"-ing over it.

Anyway, my mission this school year is to brighten up my new, tiny office and what better way than with labels?!
I've whipped up some of these cuties and thought I'd pass them on to you. 6 colored labels and 6 black & white labels are both pre-written and blank so you can laminate them and make them whatever you want them to be. That's a total of 24!  Each label is 3x5, or the size of a note card. Print as many copies as you'd like and make your speech room or office just that much more fun.

Use this link to download them for free!


Make sure you've entered all three of my fab birthday giveaways, and then tune in tomorrow for more great things!

Let's Talk Speech Therapy turns 2!--Day 3

16 July 2014


Happy hump day!
This party has been so much fun--I'm glad it's only Wednesday! :)
The past two days I told you about some stellar TPT packets from your favorite speech therapy bloggers that I'm giving away--be sure to enter to win those! Check out both Monday and Tuesday's giveaways.

Today I've got a few app codes just burning a hole in my pocket from the great folks at Pufferfish Software. In keeping with the spirit of 2, I have 2 codes for 2 of their great apps for our students with Autism and Autism Spectrum diagnosis.
Social Stories ($3.99, iPhone/iPad)
Visual Schedule ($4.99, iPhone/iPad)

Social Stories is an ABA app designed to help special needs children and young adults understand social situations and give them tools to respond correctly to their environment, in their environment. Social Stories is designed to be easy to use and easy to understand. 
Social Stories is an app for teaching children or young adults with learning challenges or special needs. A photo is paired with a line of text & audio to show the child, to help visualize what they need to do or understand on each page. To create one of these stories, tap the add button in the upper right hand corner and create a new story. Stories can be one or multiple pages.

Features:
• Customizable Text, Audio, & Pictures
• Multi-Page stories 
• Clearly labeled page arrows
• Easy-to-Use edit screen
• 11 stock photos

Benefits:
The picture and text is designed to give each child a visual representation of good behavior, for kids who find it easier to communicate through visuals then through speech.


Visual Schedule ($4.99, iPhone/iPad)

Visual Routine is a simple, easy to program visual schedule that helps your autistic or special needs child keep a routine. 
Routines can be tailored to their needs with audio feedback, and customizable pictures, audio, and text.
Instead of carrying around pecs or a laminated schedule, this app will let you have routines preset and then run them to show the child in an easy way what they have to do. 

** Reviewed By A4cwsn http://a4cwsn.com/2012/04/visual-routine/ **

*FEATURES:*

•Unlimited Routine Length
•Create text only, picture only, or audio only choices, or any mix.
•Permanent & unlimited routine storage
•Up to 4 choices can be embedded within each routine step, enabling someone to pick between options. (i.e. eggs, pancakes, or cereal for breakfast.)
•Easy setup right from the main screen
•"The auditory feedback when a step in the routine is checked off is great as well."

This app serves as a visualization tool for routines, providing portability, audio support, and excellent easy to understand graphics. By using this app special needs individuals and children will be able to understand what needs to be done easier then with PECS or simple description.
Customization: A big emphasis in this app; every autistic and special needs child requires specific and centered care, and the ability to create your own routines with pictures of your child and house settings in them places the emphasis on your child. Take pictures of them doing things in their environment, and they will understand the routine better then a generic, preset choice. The images can be set by you, the user, as well as audio.




4 winners will be selected and sent an app code at random. (I'm sorry, but winners will not be able to select the app of their choice). Use the widget below to enter. As with all other giveaways this week, you only have until 8/5/14 to enter!
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