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Monday, September 26, 2011

MISC. SLP RESOURCES ONLINE-part 1

Good Morning Everyone! It's Monday and a perfect time to start anew especially if last week was miserable. By now everyone working in public school is back into the swing of things, so we will do likewise and get back into the swing of sharing useful information to make your day just a little easier.

Last year we focused on specific topics like AAC and Autism, but today we are going to begin a series on general SLP resources that are available online. Some of the sites we will be highlighting you may be familiar with, while others you may not, and then some of them you may have just forgotten about.

Today our focus is on the magnificent Cindy Meester. http://meesterc.wordpress.com/ Her blog is simply wonderful (I'm trying to break myself from saying awesome all the time, although her site is AWESOME.) She has been writing and sharing for a few years now and as a way of introduction let me share her first blogged words because they explain better than I could what Cindy is all about:

"10/09~Welcome! I started this site to share a variety of links I have found on the web. Hopefully these links will help students (along with their families) improve their speech and language skills. I also hope other speech language pathologists will find great ideas, materials and resources to use."


Since that day Cindy has diligently added to her offerings and now has a website that is a staple in most of our lives. Thanks Cindy! You ROCK!

When you go to her site you will immediately notice a list a mile long, on the right side of the screen. You can click on those for some very useful links and such. She has so much information to share that it has been cataloged for you. In fact, I'm so impressed with all you can find there, that I'm going to list it here:


Links links & links!!!
3:1 Service Model
Articulation Ideas & Materials**
Articulation/Apraxia
ASHA & MSHA & more SLP Resources
Aug. Comm. & Assistive Technology
Autism
Autism Groups(MN)
Awards/Sticker charts
Better Speech & Hearing Month
Boardmaker-visuals & pictures
Book Units (& adapted)**
Breathing Exercises
Bulletin Board Ideas**
Continuing Education
Convert to PDF
Create your own… video social stories and cartooning
Create your own…board games & more
Cued Speech
Current Events Resources
Disability Awareness- videos, etc.
ELL- English Language Learners
Evidence Based
Forms**
Freebies & Lessons Plans
Games online – MATH
Games online – Stuttering
Games online -Language
Games online- 20 questions
Games online-Articulation
Games online-Bullying
Games online-Early Learning
Games online-Variety
Games to play online – Search by keyword
Games- cooperative & more**
Great online stories
Holidays-Celebrations
Idioms
IEP Goals
Intervention suggestions
iPod/iTouch/iPhone/iPad and therapy
Left-Right Games
Listening Skills
Movie inspired activities-
Music for Speech
My Games!**
NASCAR
Norms for neurological and developmental foundations of speech acquisition
On-line Speech Language Therapy
On-line use materials
Phonic/Sound Visual Methods
Phonological Awareness
Picture Recipes
Poetry Links for kids
Positive Behavior Intervention
Products to order
RTI- Response to Intervention
Selective Mutism
Sign Language
SLP & Special Ed Groups & Blog Pages
SLP Logo Items
SMART board
Social Jeopardy Games & S.O.D.A.
Social Stories
Social Thinking (1 of 4)- LINKS, etc.
Social Thinking (2 of 4) – MATERIALS**
Social Thinking (3 of 4)- SUPERFLEX
Social Thinking (4 of 4) – VIDEOS
Speech/Language Information for Parents- developmental norms
Stuttering
Teacher Tube
Theme Units
Therapy Resources- categories,vocab, syntax & more
Turning Point
Velcro & Laminating
Video Modeling
Voice
Word Retrieval

...and that is just the link topics....you click on that for more information on each of those topics! See why I'm highlighting Cindy and calling her magnificent, wonderful, and awesome? She is.

If you are currently making use of her site you'll understand why I highlighted her, if you've never heard of her you'll be just as impressed, and if you have forgotten about her then you'll thank me for the reminder.

As we close, we want to remind you that we 2 Gals do sell a few useful products that we have created and invite you to browse our website www.2galsspeechproducts.com

Have fun with your kids this week.
Leah and Dean

7 comments:

  1. These are great, thank you!!! I recently was moved to a middle school where my administrator is asking for formalized lesson plans. Do you by chance have a format that you have used in all your experience in the schools? I don't want to end up writing 30 lesson plans a day to personalize to each child as my groups are very mixed with various goals being addressed through a single activity. Any suggestions are very welcome!!!!!

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  2. I can not take credit for this, but did see this recently on the Yahoo group site Perkilou. I hope this helps.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/perkilou/files/Forms/Speech%20Lesson%20Plan-%20Monday.doc

    I believe it is detailed enough to pacify the admin but yet generic enough to keep you from writing your little fingers off!!

    Let me know if it helps.
    Dean :)

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  3. Hi Leah and Dean! I recently found your blog and am really enjoying the resources you share. Cindy Meester is a friend of mine in Minnesota, we are both MN SLPs and bloggers. I would love it if you both would take a peek at my blog too. It is for educators and SLPs who support social/emotional skills for kids. There are several webpages with over 100 free PDF downloads, as well as a recently added blog section. The site is a wordpress blog at: http://jillkuzma.wordpress.com Thanks for your resources! I look forward to following you more!

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  4. Thanks Jill! We will for sure look at your blog and share with everyone else :) We love to share with our fellow SLP's!

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  5. Wow, what a resource!!! Thanks for sharing that!

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  6. Thanks for your "awesome" comments. I'm still blushing. Jill's blog is great too. Her first blog was what got me started using Wordpress initially. Now we both our blogs have evolved. Thanks again!

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