Wednesday, December 20, 2017

HearSayLW - Awarded 100 Top Blogs and Websites for 2018.

I’m happy to announce this is the 4th year my blog made the list. 2015, 2016, 2017 and now for 2018! 
4th Annual 100 Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology for 2018. 

Kidmunicate says, “Visit this site if you need information on cochlear implant rehabilitation, auditory verbal therapy, and auditory processing. Its the only site on the list from an audiologist.

HERE is the link to the 2018 Kidmunciate Top 100 Websites and Blogs for Speech and Language Pathology. The 2018 list is in categories to make it easier to find the most relevant sites. General SLP Blogs, Resource Websites, SLP Disorder Websites, SLP Technology Websites

Here are the links to 2015, 2016 and 2017 Kidmunciate Top 100 Websites and Blogs for Speech and Language Pathology.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Childhood Favorite Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree



Does anyone else use the book by Robert Barry, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree for LSL lessons? As a child, my Dad and Mom enrolled me in a membership to the Weekly Reader’s book club. I recall the excitement each month as a new book arrived in the mail. This was one of my favorites! Rather progressive back in the day don’t you think?
This book is a classic Christmas story about Mr. Willowby and his new Christmas tree. It is written in rhyme and the pictures are charming. Mr. Willowby’s tree is a bit too big, so he has his butler trim off the top, who gives it to the maid. She too trims off the top and the story continues in this manner all the way down to the tiny mouse that lives in Mr. Willowby’s wall. This book lends itself so beautifully to targeting, rhyming, auditory memory and sequencing activities and story retelling. 

The book is for ages about 3 - 8-year-olds.


Friday, December 15, 2017

A Silly Riddle Word Game

Are you still looking for a great Christmas gift for your child this year?
One game I recommend is Riddle Moo This™ - A Silly Riddle Word Game by Learning Resources
$29.99


The game targets listening and language as children  build vocabulary by identifying words based on a description. 
It’s a fruit, it can be red, and it crunches when you take a bite.” 
Buzz if you know the answer! 

The advanced gameplay involves critical thinking and expressive language skills to change one clue on the brainteaser card to create a new answer to the riddle. Like most games, it encourages listening, communication, interaction, turn taking, socialization and laughter. Patience and waiting may also be targeted by teaching and then remembering the appropriate time to hit the buzzers! It is advertised for children 5 years and up but I use it with pre-schoolers in LSL sessions.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tips For Parents - Free Communication Milestones English/Spanish

The ASHA Leader, December 2017

ASHA has partnered with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES to produce a series of seven handouts for parents with vital information on what they should expect their children to be able to do by specific ages in the areas of talking, hearing, and understanding and provide suggestions for how parents can support their children’s development. “Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5”. This free resource is available to share electronically or in print. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a nonprofit organization that promotes reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes to promote kindergarten readiness and literacy skills.


Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5






Monday, December 11, 2017

Looking for Holiday Gifts for School-Age Listeners?

Ten games I use in my practice that maximize listening, spoken language & communication, and the game plan!

From the CID Professional Blog. Listening and language learning can be fun and games
by guest author Lynn A. Wood MA CCC/A LSLS Cert. AVT

Friday, December 8, 2017

Who is the AVT Graduate?

Can you tell which cheerleader is one of my Auditory Verbal graduates?

 I didn't think so. You wouldn't in person either. 
She is a great listener, uses clear speech and her spoken language skills are on par with her hearing high school peers!

Competition season started! Good luck ladies!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Auditory Verbal Graduate - Honored As The Student Of The Month

Very proud of Emma who was honored today as Student of the Month at her high school of 2600+ students! Emma is a freshman,  an overcomer who has not let her hearing loss stand in the way of success. Emma is on the JV/Varsity Girls Golf Team, in Jazz dance, is an equestrian and most passionate about her horse Snoop. She is a member of the Zoology and Peer Leadership club at Lyons Township HS in a Chicago suburb.


I am thankful to have guided Emma’s family on their Auditory Verbal journey. Emma’s listens and talks, uses cochlear implants and has a lifetime success ahead.  “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

This is one of my favorite pictures of Emma holding our dog Jade.
2009

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December- Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

Click HERE to download the free DECEMBER printable calendar with daily Listening and Spoken Language suggestions for families from the Moog Center.



Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Listening and Describing Game

One of my favorite materials at this time of year is the ”What Am I? Christmas Edition.It is for ages 3+ and I have used it with much older kids and tweens as it can be adapted to targets many Listening and Spoken Language goals. $4.00
Click HERE.