Technology is here to stay and kids today are the "digital natives". We "digital immigrants" need to dive in and learn all that we can if we want to keep relevant to the children we teach. Much like how I need to know about Phineas and Ferb, Pokemon, ninjago and figits. We have to use ipads just like we use any other materials – we don't just hand them over and say "here learn this" – we demonstrate, teach, coach, model & correct as we work together on an app.
Technology is here to stay and kids today are the …
About the Author: Mirla G. Raz
I am an Arizona licensed speech pathologist and am certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have been in private practice for over 30 years working extensively with children who have speech and language problems. I received my Master’s degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. After graduation, I decided that I need sun and warmth and so headed south to work for the Volusia County Schools in Daytona Beach Florida. The next year I moved to California where I was offered a job working for the Los Angeles Unified School District in the severe oral language handicapped program. My next move was to UCLA where I worked in the department of Clinical Linguistics at the Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1981, I moved to Arizona where I went into private practice. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to know that I have helped hundreds of children gain normal speech and language skills.