Being a Speech-Language Pathologist for almost 10 years, I have grown as a professional during a time of significant growth in educational technology. iPads, Droids, Chromebooks, SmartBoards, it’s almost too much to keep up with sometimes.
Working in public schools in a variety of settings as well as in private practice in New York, I have had the absolute pleasure of guiding families and children to success. Sometimes technology has been the tool that has helped, and sometimes it has been old-fashioned play!
I enjoy seeing my students light up at a new game, or getting their interest in a previously “boring” topic because it was presented via some sort of technology. The use of these devices can be highly reinforcing and also help simplify our lives in education.
I am also painfully aware of how technology can be a babysitter and a distraction. I am a parent too, so I get it. That being said, I love speech and language therapy and the old school methods of playing and interacting that can bring the best out of the people with whom I work.
My hope is to present different tools and techniques that are friendly both to professionals and families.
Come along with me on a journey to the intersection between intervention and technology…