Sunday, February 3, 2013

Speech Room News

Hey ladies -

I just stumbled across a fun speech blog and thought I would link it up here.  Plus I was just curious if anyone ever checks this blog anymore :)

Here is the link to the blog it is called Speech Room News

I have been missing the speech world lately, it has been 2 1/2 years since I have really done anything with speech/language.  I feel like I have forgotten so much!  What are the rest of you up to?  Leave a comment if you still check this blog.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Now at Target...

While I was at Target tonight, I happened to pass their $1 spot on my way in. At least in Ohio right now, they have lots of flash cards that can be somewhat speech related...and only $1!! There are pictures of animals, same/different, rhyming, and word sounds. Just thought you might be interested. Although I haven't worked with kids for quite a while, I like having stuff in my stash for just in case. And you really can't beat a dollar. Hope you are all enjoying your summers!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

IEP's by Dr. Seuss

Do you like these IEP's?

I do not like these IEP's
I do not like them, Jeeze Louise
We test, we check
We plan, we meet
But nothing ever seems complete.

Would you, could you
Like the form?

I do not like the form I see
Not page 1, not 2, or 3
Another change
A brand new box
I think we all
Have lost our rocks.

Could you all meet here or there?

We could not all meet here or there.
We cannot all fit anywhere.
Not in a room
Not in the hall
There seems to be no space at all.

Would you, could you meet again?

I cannot meet again next week
No lunch, no prep
Please hear me speak.
No, not at dusk.
No, not at dawn
At 5 pm I should be gone.

Could you hear while all speak out?
Would you write the words they spout?

I could not hear, I would not write
This does not need to be a fight.
Sign here, date there,
Mark this, check that
Beware the students ad-vo-cat(e).

You do not like them
So you say
Try, try again!
And you may.

If you will just let me be,
I'll try again
You will see.


I almost like these IEP's
I think I'll write 503.
And I will practice day and night
Until they say"You've got it right!"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Funny Story

Hey all, I just had to share a funny thing that happened the other day. I was day-dreaming my reoccuring dream of starting my own speech/language preschool and was trying to come up with a clever name. Some ideas I had were, "Talk With Me", "Talking Time", "The Speech Room" and "The Speech Station", all of which are already taken. I was saying all this out loud to Jayson and he suddenly chimed in with "The Epiglottal Stop" (sparked by the Speech Station idea)! :) I just burst out laughing. I guess over the years he has picked up some of our speechie lingo. He didn't quite remember that it is just called the glottal stop. So what do you think? How do you think parents would feel about telling people their child goes to the "Epiglottal Stop Preschool"? :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Inspirational Video

You guys should check this out. They showed this video at a staff meeting here at school and I thought I'd pass it along!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

calling all speechies

First...I wanted to ask if anyone is planning on attending the ASHA convention this year? Any takers? I know you all have so much money to throw around, and are just dying to visit the Midwest!

Second...I signed up to have a NSSLHA volunteer come every once in a while to help me out. Well, I now have 3 of them that are starting this next week. I just do not have enough projects to keep them busy every week, so I need your creative minds, since I am lacking in that area. What materials have you guys made--or could be made that have been helpful to you? I have lots of books with different games for articulation and language that you print and laminate, but you guys always had darling ideas that I have never had a chance to copy.

Finally...funny note for you--I had a child refer to me as a grandma a couple weeks ago when I was walking in the hallway. Not a mom, not a teacher...a GRANDMA!!! Apparently I have aged a few decades since I last saw you all! Hilarious! I was just sad no one else was there to enjoy the moment as much as I did!!! I hope you're all well and happy and enjoying Conference weekend as much as I am. Hopefully I'll get to see you all soon...if I don't die of old age first!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Email Notifications

You can go into the setting area and list your email in a spot under Comments and Email. Then, you'll get an email every time someone posts or leaves a comment. It's only for the first 10, so first come first serve! Hope everyone is doing well!