ASHA Convention

Representing #slp2b at #ASHA14

I'll be at the 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida next week. Will you be there?   If you'll be there, tweet me @SLP_Echo or on WhatsApp as 'SLP Echo' while at convention. I'd love to meet some of my lovely readers! Here's a few of the places, events, and giveaways I'll be participating in: … Continue reading Representing #slp2b at #ASHA14


The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP

I moved to Alaska on July 7, 2013. I've been here almost a year. I haven't spoke of it much on my blog, mostly because I didn't think people would care. But its become such a huge piece of why I love being an SLP and why I don't want to leave, that I need… Continue reading The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP


Being the Youngest Expert in the Room

One thing about entering and graduating from a Master's program at a relatively young age means that in a room full of experts, I tend to be the youngest one. It's not a bad thing most of the time, and I'm probably the only one who quickly sizes up and estimates colleagues and parents' age.… Continue reading Being the Youngest Expert in the Room


SLP Clinical Fellowship – Qualities of a Mentor

You marks two quarters of my first year as a Speech-Language Pathologist. That's pretty much half way.  10 blog posts ago I was complaining about tests and exams. Now, I'm complaining about too many progress notes and not enough hours in the day.  Nothing quite like it - and I love it. I was… Continue reading SLP Clinical Fellowship – Qualities of a Mentor


Articulate It – A Review

Articulate It  by Smarty Ears Purpose An app for speech sound disorders to be utilized by Speech-Language pathologists. The app allows for targeting articulation or phonological processes at the word, phrase, and sentence level while collecting data. The app was recently updated to version 3.2.1 in April 2013, so there are new features to the… Continue reading Articulate It – A Review

Apps, SLPeep

Apraxia Ville – A Review

Apraxia Ville by Smarty Ears, LLC Purpose: Apraxia Ville is designed for use by Speech-Language Pathologists working with children diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech. The app targets consonants and vowels in isolation, at the word level (CV & CVC), and in word sets (CV + CV or CVC + CVC). Price: $21.99 (just released March… Continue reading Apraxia Ville – A Review


Sunny Articulation and PhonologyTest (SAPT) – A Review

Sunny Articulation and Phonology Test (SAPT) By Barbara Fernandes at Smarty Ears Purpose An app which provides a screening tool and full-evaluation for both articulation and phonological skills for use with children and adults of all ages. With quick administration times (5-20 minutes), the app serves as a useful tool for any Speech-Language Pathologist and SLP graduate student to… Continue reading Sunny Articulation and PhonologyTest (SAPT) – A Review


Niki Time – A Review

Niki Time By: Alessandro La Rocca Purpose: The app developer designed the app for use with children working on time concepts such as minutes, hour, half hour, days, months, weather, and seasons. Easy manipulation of the clock allows for instruction as well as interaction between a client and an SLP. Price: $3.99     The… Continue reading Niki Time – A Review

Apps, Evidence Based Practice

My PlayHome – A Review

My PlayHome  by Shimon Young Purpose:  "My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration...where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower...fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights." (via the iTunes description). Price: Full version, $3.99 (Lite version… Continue reading My PlayHome – A Review

Apps, Evidence Based Practice

Categories Learning Center: A Review

Categories Learning Center by Smarty Ears Purpose: An app designed by SLPs to improve language comprehension for all age groups. More specifically, it was developed to target categorization skills to improve word finding, memory, and reading comprehension difficulties. Price = $9.99 The Workings: The app opens to a Home page where the user can select… Continue reading Categories Learning Center: A Review