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I'm not in the habit of making New Year's Resolutions. Mainly because I feel like they are somewhat doomed to fail. However, I decided to rename them "speech"-solutions and I definitely have made some of THOSE. Here are 14 speech-related things I'd like to do in 2014:
1. Take the Introduction to PROMPT course: I will be checking this one of the list in February and will be sure to blog about my experience!
2. Plan smarter, not harder: I find myself planning each and every weekend, so I'd like to start planning monthly so that I have more time for friends and other things I like to do.
3. Follow more speech blogs - this a guilty pleasure! I have "met" so many other bloggers since starting mine in November 2012, so I'd like to continue to network and share ideas.
4. Pin more! You can follow my boards HERE. Pinterest is definitely an inspiration for not only speech, but recipes, fitness, fashion, etc. I'm always looking for people to follow, so let me know of cool boards that you like!
5. Actually download and use all the free things I've wish listed from TpT!
6. Find engaging, motivating, and educational apps that I can use in therapy. Of course, not all the time, but I love finding new apps that can help my students.
7. Read Bringing Words To Life! I've heard such great things about this book, and I really need to get ahold of a copy so I can see what it's all about.
8. Delve deeper into the Social Thinking Program: Look for blog posts about how I introduce these topics in the next few months.
9. Find new and different ways to use materials I already have!
10. Make more materials/activities to use with my students!
11. Learn more about Childhood Apraxia of Speech - this is an area I feel weakest in, so I'd like to learn whatever I can about this topic.
12. Collaborate with teachers to do more push-in services whenever possible.
13. Post more questions on my Facebook page to garner discussion! I love reading all the things people have to say in response to a question!
14. Give myself a break from all things speech to enjoy other hobbies - it's never far from mind, but learning how to switch it on and off would probably be a good thing!
What are some of your "speech"-solutions for 2014??