Update (10/21): We have sent out an email with more details on the flash mob! Because of the nature of flash mobs, we are keeping the majority of the details between the people who are participating. 🙂 However, I will say that there has been some amazing group effort involved, and it is shaping up to be pretty incredible. If you would like to do it with us, we would be more than happy! Email me at atklingensmith @ gmail . com, and I will send you the information!
Update (10/15): There is now a listly list for this! We’re still sorting out a couple details about the flash mob, but it looks like it’s definitely going to happen and definitely going to be crazy fun! 🙂 Add yourself to the list so we know who is planning on attending. Here the link: http://bit.ly/WqYh53
I considered entitling this post, “Wait, How Did I Get Roped Into This?!” Because yes, we are going to be doing a flash mob at ASHA Convention. (Go ahead and blame @Pediastaff for throwing out the idea to us!) But you crazy #SLPeeps have a way with shenanigans, so here goes…!
In a field of mostly women, who thinks to teach boys with pragmatic difficulties how to choose a urinal? This review is a bit different than my usual, but the app is fun and can be a great ice-breaker for a pragmatics-based lesson or unit. And while it may seem to be a light-hearted topic, there can be serious consequences if children with autism or other disabilities don’t understand appropriate bathroom behavior. For example, I had a placement with an adolescent boy who was severely injured after he approached another boy at a urinal. (He, of course, was just trying to be friendly.) There are many other bathroom-related “hidden curriculum” considerations, but this can be a good place to start.
What It Is: An interactive game on choosing the appropriate urinal.
What It Is: An articulation app from Smarty Ears that uses a video model to correct positioning of the articulators from both the side and frontal view. It also utilizes the front-facing camera to allow clients to see themselves side-by-side with the model’s movements.