Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

We have entered a very exciting age of technology. Gone are the days of mix tapes, car phones, and VHS recordings of our favorite shows...In are mp3 files, smart phones, and TiVo. I remember when April was in speech therapy at school she was given token rewards for practicing speech sounds. When I have children… Continue reading Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Uncategorized

Who likes High School Musical? Using high interest topics to work on speech skills

If you have a tween or teen with Down syndrome my title probably just got your attention. I could have easily substituted Hannah Montana, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place or other such show, but I went with the original musical movie addiction. (Some would argue this isn't the original, but I'm talking teens in 2010). So what… Continue reading Who likes High School Musical? Using high interest topics to work on speech skills

Family, Uncategorized

Closing a chapter in our lives: April’s graduation from Project Search

On Wednesday evening my sister graduated from Project Search. For those of you unfamiliar with this wonderful program here is a bit of information from their Cincinnati website: Project SEARCH serves people with disabilities through innovative workforce and career development. Through this process we educate employers about the potential of this underutilized workforce while meeting… Continue reading Closing a chapter in our lives: April’s graduation from Project Search