Most clinicians would agree that the iPad is a fantastic addition to almost any speech therapy setting. It’s a powerful tool that can be adapted to so many different aspects of speech and language development. So it really isn’t a surprise when I hear that more and more speech-language pathologists are using iPads as a material that can help to facilitate effective communication.
But sometimes when you combine iPads and children, the result can get get a bit sloppy, messy, or just plain gross! Haha!
As an SLP who adores using an iPad here and there, I’ve had my fair share of unpleasant situations that have revolved around the use of my iPad. In fact, I’m sure that many SLPs would agree that sometimes, there needs to be a great deal of teaching students HOW to actually interact with the iPad so we can keep the iPad nice and safe. So, in an attempt to make light of the situation and to inject it with some humor, I’ve come up with 10 iPad related comments that I’m sure no SLP has ever said before.
- 1. Instead of coughing into your elbow, you coughed into my iPad. I love it!
- 2. Oh, your fingers were just in your mouth and now you’re tapping all over my iPad? I love it!
- 3. You had the choice to sneeze into the tissue in your hand or my iPad and you chose to sneeze into my iPad. I love it!
- 4. Licking my iPad is exactly what we should be doing. I love it!
- 5. Hmmm, I see you’ve stopped using your quiet hands and have now chosen to punch my iPad very hard. I love it!
- 6. You just dropped my iPad on the ground because I told you we’ve run out of time. I love it!
- 7. You just threw my iPad against the wall because you are a bit frustrated with the app. I love it!
- 8. Oh, you thought my iPad was thirsty so you decided to pour water into its mouth? I love it!
- 9. I’m so happy that you just spilled juice all over my iPad because I’ve always wanted it to be sticky and smell like grapes. I love it!
- 10. Oh, drawing on the screen of my iPad with a black marker is totally fine. I love it!
In closing . . .
Here’s to you, my dear iPad. You are a terrific little digital device. Thanks for being so tough and surviving each and every situation with grace and elegance.
P.S. Speaking of iPads, have you downloaded my latest speech therapy app called Word Search Articulation? You totally should because it’s a blast. Click HERE to download the app from the Apple App Store. 😉