Monday, 12 September 2011

SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: What is SpeechTechie?

What is SpeechTechie?

Hi! My name is Sean J. Sweeney and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS).  I currently work as an ITS at a middle school in Newton MA and continue my work as an SLP in private practice at The Ely Center, also in Newton.  SpeechTechie is an effort to combine my two passions: fostering language development through contextualized intervention, and interactive educational technologies. My goal is to post several resources a week, and present each resource "through the language lens," meaning with an eye toward how the website or program would be helpful in speech and language interventions.  I hope that this blog will be helpful not only to SLPs but also to ESL/ELL teachers, language arts teachers, special education teachers, or anyone who loves words!  Feel free to comment/leave feedback or questions on any post or to contact me at

Here I am! With an Augmented Reality Version of Dunkin' Donuts.  I am definitely happy whenever I have Dunkin' Donuts in my hand!

I regularly present at Boston University and other venues on the topic of technology and speech-language interventions.  If you are interested in working with me on a presentation for your organization, please contact me at the email above!  Here are some of my recent presentations:

ASHA Convention Philadelphia 2010- Narrative Rubrics to Support Evaluation & Eligibility in School Settings (with secondary handout)

ASHA Convention Philadelphia 2010-Links to Language: Leveraging the Interactive Web in your Interventions

ASHA Convention New Orleans 2009- 25+Ways to Make 3:1 Service Delivery Work for You

ASHA Convention Chicago 2008- Facilitating Technology Integration Among Public School Speech-Language Pathologists