Hey there and welcome! I’m Allison, a speech & language resource author. A little bit about me…
I have primarily worked with diagnoses of autism, Down syndrome, and developmental delays. My journey began when I realized most materials I was using weren’t engaging enough and weren’t targeted to effectively teach these populations. I realized I need to adjust my teaching to each child’s learning style and that the best learning happened when it didn’t feel like work!
That’s when I began making my own resources – especially for my pre-verbal, low attention kids. I found that interactive and engaging resources were an effective way to make progress with my students. I also found that if I made the resource flexible and adaptable with multiple goals to target (to meet a variety of needs and levels), I could use one resource with most of my students. After a few years, I began sharing and selling them!
My speech therapy resources are interactive and engaging, even for the hardest of kids to reach, and easily adaptable to target many goals and use with many students. Whether you are an SLP, special education teacher, ESL teacher, behavioral therapist, or parent, I hope you find my resources helpful! I am especially passionate about early language, understanding and incorporating sensory strategies into my sessions, and creating no prep and no print resources.
I also began making clipart to use in my resources and subsequently started selling them for other teachers to use in their educational materials! The images I make are functional and versatile to meet a variety of needs. They are appropriate for all ages (older students as well as younger) and are intentionally made to be able to teach language concepts and life skills.
I live in Sacramento, CA with my husband, our son and daughter, and 2 cats! I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area (Palo Alto) but I’ve also lived in Los Angeles, Utah, Hawaii, and Texas. I love all things outdoors, going on adventures, and traveling.
Find me featured in the ASHA Leader magazine:
- Jan 2018 edition
- Jun 2019 edition
- Mar 2020 edition
- Mar 2021 edition
Find me featured on the following Podcasts:
- SLPs Wine and Cheese Podcast – Less is More
- Speechy Things Podcast – Hello from the Other Side: Becoming a NICU Mom
- The Unexpected Podcast – Cleft Palate
- Real Talk SLP Podcast – Supporting Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
- Speechie Side Up Podcast – Getting to Know Allison