Entries by Karen Head

The Power of Maybe – Tips for Dealing with Randomness

Today we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com: For the past 20 years I have been surrounded by young children.  I have seen them in therapy as a speech-language pathologist and I have raised three of my own.   I LOVE kids!  But what I do not love is one phase that so many of them go through; that which I […]

Far to the North – eBook

Title:  Far to the North Author/Illustrator:  Gina Ricci Description:  A sweet celebration of the polar bear and the beauty of the North Pole. Goals: rhyming early description skills early sequencing introduction to North Pole and Northern Lights /r/ production What I like about this book:  The story is quite short and sweet and the illustrations […]

Send Thank You Notes with the Talking Train app

  Another use of our Talking Train app is for parents and therapists alike. Parents can have their children “write” the dreaded thank you notes from the holidays, using the app. Take/import pictures of the gift, your child playing with it, etc. and some brief words or drawings thanking them for the gift.   You […]

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Title:   Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Author:  Eric Kimmel Description:  An adorable story about a how one clever villager saves Hanukkah. Goals: early elementary comprehension perspective taking problem-solving reading body language inferencing Why I like this book:  During the holiday season, I always enjoy introducing a book from the Jewish culture.  While it is […]

“Who’s in the Bag?” Game

Meghan, Jill and I recently attended ASHA 2012.  We had an awesome time meeting lots of incredible and creative therapists.  We were really excited to talk with people who already had our Bag Game app and to hear that they were using it with clients of all ages.  One woman told us she loves to […]

Getting the Hang of Social Timing – Part 3

Today, we are posting over at Special-Ism.  This post is the third in a series of 4 posts introducing strategies for promoting a better sense of Social Timing.  Attending to and interpreting nonverbal cues are critical to managing the ebb and flow of conversation.  Head on over to Special-Ism now to read about some fun […]

Getting the Hang of Social Timing – Part 2

Today, we are posting over at Special-Ism.  This post is the second in a series of 4 posts introducing strategies for promoting a better sense of Social Timing.  Visual supports like our Talking Train can be powerful tools for supporting those with social learning challenges.  Head on over to Special-Ism now to read this first […]

Getting the Hang of Social Timing, Part I

Today, we are posting over at Special-Ism.  This post is the first in a series of 4 posts which will introduce some strategies for promoting a better sense of Social Timing.  Social Catch Phrases like, “Hey, guess what?” can be powerful tools for supporting those with social learning challenges.  Head on over to Special-Ism now […]