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10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease- when it's in its most severe form- can have symptoms that range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Often, these symptoms are not consistent from person to person and this is part of what makes gluten testing or Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity so difficult for medical professionals.

7 Ways to Stop iOS 7 From Killing Your iPhone Battery

Just when you thought battery life couldn't run out any faster on the iPad or iPhone, enter iOS 7. One of the biggest complaints about the the new mobile operating system is how easily it drains your battery. There are a few basic things you might be doing to make precious hours of running time slip away.

McDonald's: Hey Kid, Want a Toy With That Happy Meal? Here's a Book

From the blog The Exchange: McDonald's is bumping out toys in its iconic happy meals in favor of books -- at least for a limited time. According to a report in AdAge, America's favorite burger chain will offer four "original children's books carrying a nutritional ... Continue reading →

Your Face May Appear in a Google Ad Soon

If you've ever been appalled to see yourself or your friends used in a Facebook ad, then you're not going to like Google's new terms of service. The company updated its TOS on Friday to allow an adult user's profile name and photo to appear in reviews and advertising starting Nov.

A peek into our classroom...: PODD: Can your students say what they want when they want to say it without anyone know...

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) means AAC for autonomy After attending a session by Linda Burkhart I ordered myself a PODD template CD. I have been using PODD in my special education classroom thanks to my speech/language therapist, but after the training realized how much personalization and fine tuning I could do if I had the cd myself.

We Are Teachers

STEM ideas and lesson plans for Halloween.

SpeechTechie | Speech, Language, and Technology Resource Blog

The App Store is huge and overwhelming. It's important to have some strategies to find apps; here are some I commonly share in workshops and thought you all might like to know about! 1. Make sure to look at iPhone apps in the App Store App, if you can't find the app you are looking for.

The Game Bakers - Money and the App Store: a few figures that might help an indie developer

Emeric Thoa is the creative director and co-founder of The Game Bakers, an independent game studio that recently released the turn-based action RPG SQUIDS on iOS.

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Acorns

Acorns

PRC consultants share stories of strategies and success. Acorns Posted October 23, 2013 in AAC Success Stories By Jennifer Monahan, MA, CCC/SLP, Augmentative Communication Specialist About a month ago I enjoyed an afternoon excursion, with my son Everett (age 5) to hear a local jazz band playing an outdoor concert.

13 Important Things you must do for your Special Needs Family

Taking care of you child with special needs is an important job. I have compiled 13 Key things a caregiver must do for a child with special needs. I call these my Baker's Dozen - This is in no way a complete list, and each and every family's situation will have nuances.

tips and tricks for teaching emergent readers (with free printable early reader books!)

Oct 29, 2013 // 1 comment // Categories: early literacy // Tags: 0-2 years, 3-5 years, books, early literacy, fluency, kindergarten, preschoolers, printables, read-aloud learning, reading. The following guest post is written by the incredibly talented (and busy!) Anna of The Measured Mom.

Storytelling: Minus the Writing

Last year at NAEYC I listened to an amazing presentation by Vivian Paley as she discussed the importance of allowing kids to tell stories. One problem I have struggled with in my class is providing opportunities for kids to tell stories without letting their writing ability hold them back.

An iPad Is Not an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device... Unless It Is! - Speak For Yourself

When we write or say something about the iPad and AAC, we inevitably have someone respond that, "The iPad is not for everyone." (Obviously. Nothing is for EVERYONE.) "An iPad is NOT a communication device," is another popular statement. We've seen and ... Continue reading →

Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

When you throw a rock into a pond, the ripples go outward in a circle. They expand at the same rate in all directions, until the wake hits something that alters the geometry. Now, imagine that a child turning on a screen-media device is that stone plopping into the water, and the effects or outcomes of that act are the emanating waves.

Rainbow Walking!

Today we walked the rainbow! So easy to set up and we had so much fun! Given the chance Emma would have walked all morning! All you need is paint and a roll of paper! The longer the better!!! I squeezed paint in lines into a baking tray, and then we stepped stepped and walked...

Sight Words: When They Just Don't Stick

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information. I've been asked a few questions recently about what do when sight words just aren't "sticking" for a child. Now, my approach to reading has and always will be a developmental approach.