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The left columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).The right columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), […]

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App of the Month

App of the Month Learn to Read with Tommy TurtleBy: Intellijoy Educational GamesThis adorable app helps your child with early literacy in a fun, game style format. Focusing on sound blending, word families and spelling, this app reinforces precursors to reading and language.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intellijoy.android.reading.free

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Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Podcast Series Outline 1. Introduction to vocabularya. Importance of vocabularyi. Impacts oral expression, written expression, & language comprehension in allacademic disciplinesb. Types of vocabulary/Tier Systemi. Receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabularyii. Tier system requires incidental learning and direction instruction2. Strategies to enhance vocabularya. Create a positive learning environment around vocabularyb. Multiple meaning wordsc. Word Walld. Word Sorte. Word gameshttp://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asha.org%2FEvents%2Fconvention%2Fhandouts%2F2007%2F1757_Montgomery_Judy.htm&ei=5SA4VOSwGMTbsASmq4D4CQ&usg=AFQjCNEXNQ8VtX67AvzuYvhn485Qp7B1yA&bvm=bv.77161500,d.eXYhttp://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/182_VocabularyTiers.pdfhttp://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/think-hink-pinks30651.htmlhttp://www.readingrockets.org/helping/target/vocabulary#do_kids

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Augmentative Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Assistive Communication(AAC)How do you know AAC is appropriate?When determining if an individual is in need of Augmentative and Alternative Communication I being with asking caregivers 4 essential questions:1. Does the person have a functional communication system currently in place? That is, can the person make his/her wants/needs known to others?2. Do others understand the messages he/she tries to communicate consistently; including those he/she interacts with infrequently?3. Are the language structures the person currently uses as complex and sophisticated as they need to be? In other words, are the messages this person conveys sufficient to cover all of the specifics that may be important for him/her? 4. Under what conditions does this person communicate? Spontaneous, responsive or imitative? Any functional […]

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Dyslexia

DyslexiaWelcome to the Wee Speech Parent Podcast Series. This series is designed to aid parents understanding of communication development, treatment and other topics related to speech and language.My name is Kate Connolly. I am an ASHA certified pediatric speech and language pathologist. During this podcast segment I will be addressing how dyslexia impacts children in school. It is important to start with the reminder that dyslexia is a disability that is neurologically based and wasn’t caused by anything. There is absolutely no correlation to intelligence or cognition –kids with dyslexia are just as bright as their peers.That said, reading is something your brain has to really work at because there is so much required all at once. The brain has […]

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Dear SLP

I am a second grade teacher at a local elementary school.  I’ve had a couple kids in my classroom with IEPs and 504 plans. I’m having particular difficulty with my students with language disorders. Are there some recommendations you can give me to help support these students so they can reach their full academic potential? Sincerely, Tricks for the Teacher Dear Tricks for the Teacher, Thank you so much for reaching out. It really shows you are putting your student’s well-being first and foremost – I’d be happy to share a few ideas for supporting a child with a language impairment in the classroom. There are several areas to consider when providing recommendations. First, consider the context of the student’s […]

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Word Wall

What is a Word Wall? A Word Wall is a collection of words posted on an interactive wall that can be used to teach vocabulary and concepts. The Wee Speech Word Wall is updated monthly and has printable books, activities and coloring pages related to the vocabulary. Check out our Wall in the clinic waiting room. Have fun with words! This Months Words Campfire: An outdoor fire for warmth, cooking or both. Fish, hot dogs and marshmallows are foods you can cook over a campfire. Caravan: Any group traveling in a specific mode of transportation, as pack animals or motor vehicles. We went camping with a caravan of friends last year.  Embark: To board a ship, aircraft or other vehicle as if going on a journey. […]

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