The letter of recommendation is an important component in the process of applying to graduate schools. So it is important to take into consideration, possible individuals that you would like to write reference letters for you. Do not wait until the last minute because you need to provide these individuals with enough time to write the letter.
Below is a great handout from Seattle Pacific University entitled:
RECOMMENDATION LETTER ETIQUETTE: Guidelines for Requesting a Faculty Reference http://www.spu.edu/depts/eng/documents/RECOMMENDATIONLETTEREtiquette.pdf
SLP App Share provides a resource for Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs) who work in schools to post reviews of iPod Touch, iPhone apps, and iPad apps they have used in their practice. SLPs have access to submitting useful and effective apps to the website to share with others by Adding an App.
Some of of the categories for the apps include:
AAC Speech Language/Literature
Behavior Management Fluency Hearing Professional Add App
The website also lists Mobile Education Blogs such as..
-Therapy App 411: App reviews by SLPs, OTs, and other special education professionals
-SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words
-GeekSLP: Your source of educational apps and technology
-Lexical Linguist-Speech Gadget
Pediastaff would love for you to take part in a fun social mapping experiment. They want to find out how many schools have therapy students on Pinterest. To find out more about this Social Mapping experiment go to...http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/attention-all-current-university-students-on-pinterest-take-5-minutes-to-put-yourself-on-the-map-8121
PediaStaff has a great post on their blog about Pinterest and all of the wonderful resources that you can find on Pinterest, I highly recommend joining because there are some really awesome ideas and resources!
Unus Tactus App
Ashley Alliano is a speech language pathology graduate student at Seton Hall University. She developed and recently released an app called Unus Tactus. It is intended to be used by people of all ages with mild cognitive or motor deficits in order to allow them to have easy access to use their cell phone with GPS features.
Visual Phone Directory
The I-phone is turned into a one touch dialer by using large pictures as a visual to dial the corresponding individual’s phone number.
This button allows for easy access to an emergency number (i.e. hospital, family member) in order to contact that individual. A phone call is placed to the contact phone number, in addition to an email sent to the individual’s emergency email address. A Google Map link is attached to show the user’s exact location
This feature allows the user to notify their emergency contact person whey they have left a designated radius of a given location. When the alert is triggered, an email is sent to the user’s emergency contact including Google Maps link to the user’s exact location.
For More Information About Unus Tactus App...
Visit their Website: http://www.unustactus.com/,
Follow them on Twitter: @unustactus
and Become a Facebook Friend.
If you are going to the New Jersey Speech - Language - Hearing Association (NJSHA) convention in Long Branch, NJ on April 19th and 20th be sure to stop by and check out Unus Tactus’ booth. Also they will be participating in the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September 2012. Click here to find out more information on this great cause.
Special Thanks to Ashley Alliano for her talent and creativity by developing an app that is beneficial for individuals with mild cognitive or motor deficits and provides caregivers of users with peace of mind.