In November of last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2012 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, which was held in Atlanta.
When I walked in that huge auditorium filled with speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, & hearing scientists, I was just in awe. So many products, so much education, and so much enthusiasm radiated through that room. I consider myself very fortunate because I attended the conference while my husband was working at the convention. I felt like an undercover reporter; a vast majority of the attendees are speech therapists – not mothers. It was exciting to take a peek into their world.
I was able to check out the many resources on apraxia and it showed me that SO MUCH was out there if I just took the time to find the right person to help us uncover it. At the time, I also felt a little angry because Jake hadn’t been exposed to the many resources that were available.
While Jake’s speech has dramatically improved and I have no underlying reason to go to the ASHA Convention in Chicago this year, the nerd in me dreamed of attending. Last year I loved roaming the infinite aisles of speech therapy resources and listening to & watching the demonstrations. Also, it just makes me feel happy that there are thousands of experts out there that are working hard to help our children find their voices.
Last year I came home with a giant, bright yellow Super Duper bag filled to the brim with brochures, product information, and therapy/educational resources to use at home. I’m still using many of them, but one particular product I never opened!
If you have been following my blog for a while, you may remember that last December my little Jake started to speak. Once he did, it took off like lightning. All of those beginning sounds that we worked on forever, finally started flowing out, and the new sounds that we had not worked on, followed their lead.
Because of that, I never used the FAME (Fun Affordable Motivating Effective) Articulation Workbook CD that focuses on the following sounds: F, V, K, G, R, S, L, SH, CH, and TH. This product was created by 2 Gals Speech Products.
The product description on Amazon says the following:
With FAME (Fun Affordable Motivating Effective) Articulation CD Workbook, each individual sound has 25 activities focusing on words, phrases, or sentences. The activities progress from imitative productions to spontaneous responses. The worksheets are appropriate for use in therapy or for homework. Each page has clear directions and an example of a correct response to ensure proper productions when practicing at home. Space is also provided for further specific instructions for the individual child. 250 worksheets on one CD that target the 10 most frequently misarticulated sounds: f, v, k, g, r, s, l, sh, ch, and th. Win/Mac.
The description on Teachers Pay Teachers says the following:
250 pages of FUN activity sheets for articulation on one convenient CD so you can print anytime anywhere as much as you need. 25 activities per sound. Practice on words, phrases and sentences.
Articulation practice that stimulates language skills too! Phrase worksheets encourage understanding of multiple meanings. Sentence worksheets encourage development of describing, classification, and attributes.
Click here to see a couple of sample pages that were on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Also, if you want to know a little more about the creator(s) of this product, here is the bio from the blog …
I am a retired SLP and after becoming involved with other SLPs around the country (and world) I have been lovingly referred to as “SLPMomma”. Let’s face it I am old enough to be your Momma and Mommaw to your babies ;) I started blogging when my business partner and I had 2 Gals Speech Products. That business closed in 2012 but I continued the blog. I finally decided it was time to let go of the brand name and just blog now as your SLPMomma.
Now for the fun part …
I would love to giveaway for free my unopened, never used FAME Articulation Workbook CD to one lucky parent or SLP. To register, simply leave a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will randomly be selected. I will announce the winner one week from today on Thursday, November 21st.
Best of luck!