Telephone #: (318) 387-2932 ext. 1430
Email Address: [email protected]
Welcome aboard the most adventurous ship and it will make many stops but you'll be given a guided tour. Hello to all and I hope that each of you had a wonderful summer!! I'm truly looking forward to re-establishing and establishing rapport with each of my students. Being able to communicate effectively can and will affect one's overall academic and social experiences. As a speech pathologist, I hope that I will be able to help each one of my students to increase in their area(s) of deficiencies. I've been an educator for the past thirty-five years (five as a resource room teacher and thirty as a speech pathologist). I enjoy interacting and getting to know my students! We're going to have a BLAST learning fun effective ways to communicate with each other! 2021-22 is going to be a spectacular school year!! Also, the students will complete a project during therapy sessions over a period of time. The project will pertain to the students being able to express the way they feel about themselves through the use of pictures. All needed materials will be provided by the Speech Pathologist. Once again, welcome to Mrs. Hines' cruise and let's sail away to a better/effective way of communicating with each other!
Many students are able to benefit from the incorporation of iPad technology during select Speech/Language sessions, when used in conjunction with other therapy materials and with the appropriate guidance and interaction. There is an extremely wide variety of apps. Some of the best apps are even free, while others can be rather costly. Listed below are a few traditional and non-traditional apps.
Go Talk NOW (free version): Create customized communication boards. Able to import photos, take photos with iPad camera, add text, add background, add voice, and you can choose between the number of 'buttons'. A 'full' version is also available.
Do you use Go Talk NOW? Here is a great tutorial/manual provided by the developer:
Go Talk Now Manual
Dragon Dictation: (Free) Provides Voice-to-Text with the ability to export notes via email, etc.
QuickVoice: (Free edition) Create voice notes, can be exported via email, etc.
Proloquo To Go: A full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. Provides text-to-speech.
Pictello: Create talking photo albums and photo books.
Articulation Station: Offers a comprehensive approach to articulation practice. Purchase individual sounds, or purchase the professional edition (with all sounds included).
Toca Boca Apps: Toca Boca develops interesting, fun, and novel apps that are especially useful for language development and social communication.
Grasshopper Apps: A great collection of apps that address a very wide range of skills, such as: vocabulary, concepts, early problem solving, early reading, counting, matching, etc.
Super Duper Apps: A collection of apps based on Super Duper's Fun Decks. The apps are not as interactive as other apps and are more similar to a flashcard-based approach.
Smarty Ears Apps: A developer of a large series of apps, with continual production of new apps, that address various skill areas within Speech/Language.
Mobile Education Tools: An app developer who provides a series of apps designed to increase language skills.
Model Me Going Places 2: Visual teaching tool. Photo slideshows of children modeling appropriate behavior (social stories) in various community locations.
Dusty D. Dawg Has Feelings Too: (Free) Story about a feelings and emotions.
Cookie Doodle (and other Doodle apps): Follow recipes and create cookies. A great app for following directions, taking turns, sequencing, and retelling events.