Hello, Hello, Hello! It feels like forever since I have gotten to sit down and share with you. I am back now and excited to write this blog today not only because of the content but also because I have truly missed writing these posts. In case you are wondering how the move has gone, I can say that I am about 85% completed. (Yes, a true SLP always specking in percentages.) Mostly the maze of boxes is gone but I still have bare walls and windows, but that is the part I love... the decorating of my house to make it my home! Enough of me, now on with some useful information for you.
Today I want to highlight a fellow I have discovered via Twitter, Jeremy Brown. He is a Special Education teacher who, in my opinion, is not just a Special Ed teacher but a "special teacher." Jeremy is that guy with whom you wished you could work as an SLP because he truly puts his students education first. He is also very tech savvy, which really endears him to my heart, since I am so lacking in that area. He writes a blog along with Patrick Black called "Teaching All Students" http://teachingall.blogspot.com/p/about-jeremy.html which I am highly recommending you add to your list of AAC resources. He is very involved in the podcast, "Edceptional" http://edreach.us/category/ed-casts/edceptional/ another great resource. If that wasn't enough, he also hosts #spedchat on twitter. You can contact Jeremy on twitter @teachieteacher.
Now that you have an idea of who this guy is let me tell you a little about his blog site and the podcast. The blogspot "Teaching All Students" focuses on technology, special education and learning for ALL. There are several tabs on the top of the page that will take you directly to specific topics. As a run of the mill SLP working with a myriad of exceptional kids, I think you will be especially interested in the topics of apps, IWB, Switch accessible activities, tools and resources. You will need to explore those on your own because they are too vast for me to elaborate upon. Trust me when I say that if you are working with kids who have communication devices or alternative communication needs this blog is your Go To site.
"Edceptional" is a podcast in which Jeremy is actively involved along with his cohorts Patrick Black and Deb Truskey. As you would expect it focuses on all things related to special education and technology. This is a great way to stay up to date with what's new and what's happening! If you enjoy listening to podcasts this is a very good one to work into your week.
It is great to be back and I look forward to seeing you next week. Until then have fun in therapy this week!
Lean and Dean