Video Model of Cornucopia Craft

Making a Cornucopia Summary This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a cornucopia from construction paper.  Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials (PDF) Glue stick 1 red apple with green leaf 1 yellow ear of corn withContinue reading “Video Model of Cornucopia Craft”

Video Modeling

Video Modeling is one of my favorite therapy techniques. Simply put, video modeling is the presentation of a person performing a targeted skill using video technology. This is a technique that’s been around since the 80s, but with the proliferation of video recording devices, it’s starting to be used more frequently. To understand it better, let’s talkContinue reading “Video Modeling”

Programming an Activity Page in Proloquo2go

Another great feature of Proloquo2go is the ability to set up Activity Pages. You can make them for anything. Books, special events, special seasonal crafts. Below is a video of how to program an Activity Page for Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Feel free to share.   Creating an Activity Page Select the Edit Button (the pencilContinue reading “Programming an Activity Page in Proloquo2go”

Exporting and Importing Activity Pages in Proloquo2go

One of my favorite functions of Proloquo2go is how EASY it is to send files that you’ve created to numerous users using Dropbox. This is a quick video on how to do that for those of you who are visual learners. Exporting to the Dropbox App (Make sure Dropbox Integration is turned on in options > DropboxContinue reading “Exporting and Importing Activity Pages in Proloquo2go”

Dinner Winner for Picky Eaters

This is one of my new favorite things: Dinner Winner by Fred Toys. Basically, it’s a lunch tray setup like a game board. It’s pretty self-explanatory; you place foods in the tray, the child eats the items one compartment at a time, and they get their treat at the end. I’ve been using this for myContinue reading “Dinner Winner for Picky Eaters”

How to use Guided Access (with video)

I’ve had a lot of families asking about using Guided Access lately. For those who don’t know, Guided Access is a great feature that allows you to disengage the home button and parts of the user’s screen, effectively locking them INTO an app. It’s a must have for use of the iPad as a communicationContinue reading “How to use Guided Access (with video)”

AN UPDATE TO THE UPDATE!!! Medicaid Approved Apple Devices Are Back.

So, lots of you are aware of the issues with Medicaid pulling funding from Talk to Me Technologies. Well, after many phone calls, emails, and trial cases, they re-approved coverage of Talk to Me Technologies devices. Please contact Wyatt (info below) if you have further questions. Wyatt Franken of Talk To Me Technologies (TTMT) presented toContinue reading “AN UPDATE TO THE UPDATE!!! Medicaid Approved Apple Devices Are Back.”

Please Take a Minute to Read Your Kids a Book About Zombies.

My three-year-old loves books. At the moment, he is devouring all things scary. It started with a Curious George Halloween book wherein, George and his friends try to solve the mystery of No-Noggin’, a headless scarecrow that kicks off the hats of passersby.  Believe me, this is terrifying  if you’re 3. His other favorites are Scooby Doo:Continue reading “Please Take a Minute to Read Your Kids a Book About Zombies.”

Virtual Reality and Speech Therapy

Here’s my new favorite tool to use in speech therapy: Virtual reality (VR) headsets. Yup. In speech therapy. Virtual reality is a term you’ve probably heard before. Just to be clear this isn’t the type of VR that you’d see in a The Matrix. What we are working with isn’t going to make you feel like youContinue reading “Virtual Reality and Speech Therapy”

What Do You See?

Before we start, what do you see in the picture above? Take a second. If you don’t know me, you might say, “It’s a mom and her kid.” If you know me, you might say, “That’s Lisa and Denver, when he was a baby.” If you’re my mom or mother-in-law, you might say “That’s myContinue reading “What Do You See?”