Like the end of a fireworks show, I would like to close out my month long celebration with some show stopping giveaways from two more companies that have changed the way I service speech and language clients! Next week, I will be holding a raffle for TWO of my most used apps from Kyle at Mobile Education Store: Communication Builder and Communication Builder Teen! Be on the lookout for the rafflecopter!
Since my post in January, I have discharged three clients that used the s, sh, and ch tools! While another client, a second grader, made remarkable improvement using the /s/ buddy, he will continue to receive speech services since he lost three front teeth prematurely this year. His family has asked for information to purchase a speech buddy so they can implement it at home! In February, I qualified another second grader and she has been using the /l/ buddy with success and will be starting the /s/ buddy when we return to school in August. Finally, I submitted a proposal to present my results at ASHA for my use of the /r/ buddy with a fourth grader who also just qualified for services this school year. She has gone from not being stimulable for the /r/ sound to achieving all but the final position in words! We started the school year with traditional therapy utilizing the, "Entire World of R Sounds" protocol, and finished the second half of the year using the speech buddy. I believe in these tools and have seen first hand the remarkable difference they have made with the population that I carefully chose to participate in trial runs! All clients were in a private school setting and had just speech/articulation needs with no other cognitive concerns. On another note, after speaking with my mentor from my practicum program back in 1999, she decided to purchase the /sh/ buddy for a client with aphasia post stroke. I recently received an email message from her indicating that the speech buddy helped her client achieve speech goals in the matter of months!! Finally, after over a decade later, I felt great about helping my mentor who taught me so much about counseling and clinical therapy in a hospital setting, not to mention assisting a geriatric patient with articulation!!
I hope to continue educating my peers about my success with Speech Buddy tools and I will keep my fingers crossed that ASHA accepts my proposal this July to present a poster session for Speech Buddies at the November 2013 conference in my kind of town: Chicago! Until then, I am thrilled to host this raffle for a set of Speech Buddies!! I can just hear those fireworks popping away! Good luck with the raffle below and as always, thank you for following my little blog!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway