Friday, April 23, 2004

Speech therapy to go

If your child gets speech therapy -- or just has weaknesses in grammar -- there are some great games on the Quia site, many in java and non-java versions. Play a game of Concentration with consonant sounds, or a "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" look-alike with parts of speech. The page linked to above features the Top 20 games, but you can search by topic among more than 150. Of course, if you're like me and prefer to buy large quantities of speech games and workbooks that you play with your child once and then allow to sit in ever-increasing piles of dusty clutter, you'll want to check out The Library of Speech-Language Pathology book club. Every month or so you get a catalog and an order form to fill out quickly lest you get the main selection whether you want to or not -- but it's always fun to browse all the speech-language supplies, and belonging to this club intended for speech therapists seems to put one on some very interesting mailing lists of companies who now believe you are an educator. I got an announcement once for a conference on how to deal with difficult parents. Should have shown up for that to give them a living demonstration.

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