Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Keeping Pace

Keeping Pace (https://tinyurl.com/qtwe3gm)

This is an instructional video on how to use the communication strategy of a Pacing Board.  It was created by and stars Chris Bugaj himself.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Strategies for Eliciting Language

Strategies for Eliciting Language  (https://tinyurl.com/wdek6dc)

Another video created by Chris Bugaj and his colleagues at Loudoun County Public Schools.  This video shows how language scripts posted around the room can be used by assistants, substitutes, and other educators in order to help students learn to communicate.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Effective Communication Strategies

Chris Bugaj, CCC-SLP, is an AT Specialist, author, podcast host, app developer ... the list keeps going.  A few years back, when Chris worked for Loudoun County Public Schools, he and some of his colleagues created some informative videos on communication strategies.  I recently stumbled upon these videos while I was doing some other research.  The videos are a few years old but the information is accurate and worth sharing.  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing these short videos, giving you ideas of how to promote language in your classroom, your lessons, and for individual students.  

Effective Communication Strategies All Day Long (https://tinyurl.com/vvfvlkp)

This video describes how to infuse communication strategies into preschool classrooms, all day long.  The information shared can easily be transferred to and used in higher grade levels as well.

Effective Communication Strategies worksheet (PDF version) (https://tinyurl.com/vl4lt22)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Who doesn't like sticky notes?
Did you know that there is a sticky notes app for the iPad?

Sticky - simple notebooks  (https://tinyurl.com/tafnmya)

Sticky notes, both high tech and low tech, are great for on the fly visuals, phonics lessons and solving quick math problems.  
With Sticky - simple notebooks you can arrange your thoughts, ideas, todos or assignments with different colors, sizes, and layouts.  You can even use voice dictation to write without typing. 

Sticky - simple notebooks is a versatile tool that can be helpful in all aspects of your life.