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**
ASHA & MSHA & more SLP Resources
Aug. Comm. & Assistive Technology
Better Speech & Hearing Month
Boardmaker-visuals & pictures
Book Units (& adapted)**
Bulletin Board Ideas**
Convert to PDF
Create your own… video social stories and cartooning
Create your own…board games & more
Current Events Resources
Disability Awareness- videos, etc.
ELL- English Language Learners
Freebies & Lessons Plans
Games online – MATH
Games online – Stuttering
Games online -Language
Games online- 20 questions
Games online-Early Learning
Games to play online – Search by keyword
Games- cooperative & more**
Great online stories
iPod/iTouch/iPhone/iPad and therapy
Movie inspired activities-
Music for Speech
Norms for neurological and developmental foundations of speech acquisition
On-line Speech Language Therapy
On-line use materials
Phonic/Sound Visual Methods
Poetry Links for kids
Positive Behavior Intervention
Products to order
RTI- Response to Intervention
SLP & Special Ed Groups & Blog Pages
SLP Logo Items
Social Jeopardy Games & S.O.D.A.
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
Therapy Resources- categories,vocab, syntax & more
Velcro & Laminating
...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