SLPeep Scavenger Hunt!

Greetings fellow speech lovers and my audiology lovelies! I’ve been gone awhile, busy busy as I’m sure you all are but NATURALLY we have to do something for Speech and Hearing Month.  This is open to all! (SLPeeps, AudPeeps, SLP and AUD 2B, organizations, businesses…)

I present….the SLPeep (and AudPeep) Scavenger hunt! It is similiar to a photo of the day (although some entries may not be photos) and allows the option for participants to “catch up” if they fall behind on posts.  There is an opportunity to enter 30 times, but each entry has to include @ndnspeechmom on twitter so I will be able to find them easily.  (Entries can be in the form of pics, links or informative tweets.) Prizes are TBA but I think there will be 3 prizes at least.

Be creative; use the 30 topics as inspiration for your entries.  It is always fun to see all the entries, I am looking forward to getting new ideas for apps, tx and resources.  I hope quite a few of you will enter, it will be awesome I promise! As always, businesses and app developers are welcome to enter and build relationships with the SLPeeps and the AudPeeps…we are a friendly bunch!

Happy May Month everyone.  Watch the blog for recaps of entries…and enjoy the ideas and information.

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Better Late Than Never #MMPOTD Winners

May has come and gone which means that May Month ~ Better Speech and Hearing Month has passed.  As you (hopefully) remember I was running a #MMpotd challenge to celebrate Speech and Hearing Awareness month…and I was very happy with the results.  More than 260 #mmpotd pictures were posted on twitter and instagram and now I am excited to announce the winners!! (YES PLURAL! WINNERS!!)

The official winner is my official honorary Miss Suzie MMPOTD….. @alour!  She posted an impressive 30 pictures!!  She wins a year subscription to Lesson Pix and a CASLPA prize pack!

The first random winner (That I decided to name Miss Congeniality even before I knew who it was) is  @namastebyday! She wins a CASLPA prize pack and a Super Duper bag!

The second lucky random winner is @abrc_SLP! She wins an app from Super Duper!!

The third lucky winner is @atklingensmith! She also wins an app from Super Duper!!

Thank you to everyone who participated but can I give a shout out and major snaps to my prize sponsors>>> CASLPA, LessonPix & SuperDuper!! It was so sweet and generous of them to support my giveaway/contest…and Ashley from SuperDuper and Lesson Pix both played and posted pics but did not want to be in the prize drawing.  I highly recommend their products, but even better I recommend them as twitter/social media personalities.  I love businesses that stay connected to their customers and I love the interactions and relationships that can be developed online.

So great job everyone…I loved seeing all the pictures and getting to know you all a little better!

Winners please email me your snail mail addy for your prize>> ndnspeechmom@gmail.c0m

Random winners were selected using http://www.random.org/

May Month POTD Challenge – The Deets

I think it would be helpful if I posted some details for this challenge.  As previously posted, May is Speech and Hearing Month.  Since I am a Speech Pathologist this is a month that is near and dear to my heart.  Being an avid instagram & twitter user I thought it would be fun to do a Speech and Hearing May Month photo of the day…and so I created THIS

Participate as much as you like…if you miss any days feel free to “catch up” with us and post pics from earlier in the month.

As usual I want to have prizes and I want everyone to have fun.  Please mark all entries with the #MMpotd hashtag or @ndnspeechmom so I will know you are participating and can give you credit for that entry.

So far my ideas for winners are

  • Most entries (if multiple people post 31 pics I will choose one of them randomly)
  • Random Lucky Winners – every pic posted is 1 chance to win, the more pics you post the most chances you have.  There will be several *random* winners as all the prizes haven’t been determined yet.

So far for prizes I have CASLPA SWAG (leather portfolios, notebooks & other assorted office gear), an APP FROM SUPER DUPER called Understanding Inferences and the world famous SUPER DUPER BAG (donated thanks to the lovely @AshleyLesleySD ), a year subscription to LESSON PIX donated by @LessonPix and then some other awesome and amazing prizes that I haven’t decided on yet.  I am so thankful for these wonderful and generous people for donating prizes for the challenge.  I vouch for them as both brilliant and potential twitter BFFs.

In order to make sure you get your pictures entered please remember to either @ reply me (@ndnspeechmom) or to use the #MMpotd on your post.  Pictures can be entered either on twitter or instagram.  Please have fun with this and post away!!

If you decide not to post please follow the #MMpotd hashtag, I’m already getting a lot of ideas and I’m really enjoying all the pictures.  Be creative, interpret the topics in your own way.

With June 1st Comes the End of Speech & Hearing Month

This year I tried to spread the Speak Well, Hear Well, Live Well message for Speech & Hearing Month.

I put up bulletin boards and signs in my schools (and at an area hospital)…

ndnspeechmom strikes again

From a narrow hallway comes a cheerful message

I handed out treats at Needs Assessment meetings at my different schools (and to my local hospital)…

Speak! Hear! Live! (please read that in a Snap! Crackle! Pop! manner)

Chocolatey Speechie Goodness

Caffeine?? Holla atcha girl!

I also gave thank-you gift bags to the 6 Special Education teachers that I work with regularly. (They loved all their CASLPA and SASLPA swag.)  A special ndnspeechmom thank you goes out to CASLPA.  Having so many wonderful resources available online made it easy to spread the SpeakHearLive message.  I continually feel fortunate to belong to such a great professional organization.

In addition I tweeted, facebooked, sponsored a giveaway on my blog and generally brought it up in conversation whenever possible.

Mad swag yo

ndn bling

If you call me a Suzie I will throat punch you.

And We Have A WINNER!!

Congratulations Dean! You are the lucky winner of the Ndnspeechmom May Month giveaway! I’m really glad you won since it was your birthday yesterday AND because you also had to have surgery on your birthday.  I hope you enjoy these earrings (and the mystery gift) and wear them in good health.

Just a quick screen capture to show 1) who won, 2) that i didn't cheat, and 3) that I actually know how to do a screen capture