Updated Evaluation Performance Graph

Well the world did not end yesterday, so I have updated my Evaluation Performance Graph (DxGraph.xlsx) with a few minor improvements. This is my Christmas gift to all the other SLPs who work so hard to improve other people’s lives.  I decreased the side margins, creating more room to type in the test names.  In addition, very long test names will now auto adjust to the size of the cell, this will hopefully prevent the chart from overflowing into a second page. You are welcome to remove the footer and modify the file for your own personal use. If you unprotect the worksheet from the Review menu in the ribbon (menus at the top), you can make a lot more modifications, but be careful not to change the column widths of the cells under the Normal Distribution Curve.   In my personal file, I have filled the columns on both sides of the standard score 70 with a different color to emphasis my qualification cut-off area.  I didn’t include this in the file I shared, because of the variations in our qualification scores. If you are interested in instructions on how to do this let me know.
Please send others to my blog or ge.tt (http://ge.tt/9pvrztX?c) for downloading this file instead of sharing your copy, so I have an idea of how many people are using it. I am working on adding automated graphing to a data collection Excel file I have been using with my caseload for the past few years.  I will be posting this in a few weeks, so check back if you are interested.
Merry Christmas!

Evaluation Performance Graph in Excel

I have created an Excel file which provides a visual of standard and scale scores for evaluations.  I have a lot of parents who find all the scores from tests confusing, so I made this to help them understand. All you have to do is enter the student information and then enter the test name and standard or scale score and Excel will graph the score beside it. The student’s age will be automatically calculated from the date of birth and report. You can download this file DxGraph.xlsx from ge.tt here. Comment if you have any suggestions. 

Another language game as Amazon’s App of the Day

Download This App Here

Amazon has another great word association/word finding game as the free app of the day. Bleep is a word guessing game which looks like it would work great during language groups with older elementary students. Two teams play against each other, taking turns guessing a target word described by other single words (e.g., puppy described by dog, pet, cat, kitten, cute). If you are an SLP or want to practice your students’, kids’, or your own language skills, download this app for free in the next few hours. It is normally only $0.99.

Free Language Apps from Amazon

Everyone loves getting stuff for free.  Here are some Apps that I use or recommend for language based activities; these apps can be used in therapy or at home and best of all they are all free.  On the down side many of them  have ads, but can be purchased for a dollar or two without ads. I recommend trying the free version and if you like them than purchasing the ads-free version.If you don’t have the Amazon Appstore on your android device find out how to get it here.

Amazon.com Widgets