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Gravity Truck Racer All Levels Walkthrough

October is here and I’ve been busy, busy, busy. But of course I haven’t been too busy to keep you updated on all the great things that SLPVideoGames.com has been up to. So in this post, I’m excited to highlight one of the newest video games that I just added to the SLPVideoGames.com library. It’s called Gravity Truck Racer! (And I made a “walkthrough” video for you so you can really get a feel for how it all looks.)

Vroom vroom!

As the name implies, this video game has something to do with gravity. In typical truck races, trucks roll on the ground, right? Well, in this video game, the notion of gravity, as we know it, is non-existent! At the start of each of the 20 levels, your truck begins on the ground, but as soon as the race begins, you will have to press the up arrow in order to drive on the ceiling. All throughout the race, you jump from the floor to the ceiling, over and over again, all in an effort to avoid the spikes!

Loads fo fun!

Gravity Truck Racer is exhilarating, to say the least. As an adult, I find it to be a blast, and the children on my caseload, they can’t get enough of it. There are so many ways to infuse speech and language-based therapy while you play it. Give that featured video a watch because I do just that to give you some ideas.

In closing . . .

If you’re a member of SLPVideoGames.com, huge thanks! I love, love, LOVE designing these video games for you. And if you’re not a member of SLPVideoGames.com but you have any questions about it, please reach out to me whenever you want. I’m always here for you, and always happy to answer any and all questions that you might have.

May 2021 SLP Video Games Update

It’s been a fantastic couple of months over here in SLP Video Games land. I’ve been working hard to make that membership website as fun and functional for all of you. Here’s a recap of everything that I’ve been cookin’ up since I’ve last posted over here on this blog.

Expanding the library!

I launched SLP Video Games back in October of 2020 with under 10 video games. Now, there’s 14, and I’m just getting started. For anyone who has a membership to SLP Video Games, my promise to you is that I’m going to be working very hard this summer to make more and more video games so that the library can continue to expand into the upcoming academic school year and beyond.

The newest video game is Cheese Cheese Pretty Please!

I can’t get enough of Cheese Cheese Pretty Please. It’s just the right combination of easy and tricky – and that’s something that I’ve been truly trying to understand over the last few months… the fine art of making a video game both easy and tricky. You can’t have a video game that’s all EASY, that get’s too boring. And you can’t have a video game that’s all TRICKY, that get’s too frustrating. I’m still in the process of learning about all of this, as a video game designer, but I’m throughly enjoying the process. So, thanks in advance for giving Cheese Cheese Pretty Please a try.

In closing . . .

It’s a joy to know you and I am grateful that you’re a part of my journey as a clinician and a creator. It means so much to me that you take time out of your busy schedule to check in with me here on this blog. Much love to you. Stay awesome and hit me up if you ever need anything, my friend.

Best Skater Kid Ever All Levels Walkthrough

I’m back with another “walkthrough” video so you can see/experience the goodness that is Best Skater Kid Ever. This video game was just added to the ever-growing library over at SLP Video Games. This one is ideal for all your clients who like skateboarding.

Yeah, dude! Let’s go skateboarding!

Did you ever think you’d be skateboarding during speech therapy?! Welp, Best Skater Kid Ever makes it all possible. This is a jam-packed video game filled tons of skateboarding action. The goal is to successfully skate through each obstacle-filled level without having the character fall off the skateboard. Use the ramps to jump over walls, trash cans, and more. Enjoy!

Clients or Collaborators

Clients or Collaborators

We, as speech-language pathologists, are well aware that for most paperwork and insurance-related things, the people on our caseloads are called “clients.” I get it. But as I continue to grow and evolve as a clinician, I find myself questioning the typical terminology. To me, the word “collaborator” feels better – it feels more real.

To me, “client” feels very one-way. Like, the individual is simply there to take from me, and that’s it. But that’s not how the therapeutic process works. There has to be back-and-forth. There has to be give and take between both parties involved. This is why “collaborator” resonates with me. I give, but I also take. And my collaborators take, but they also give.

In my definition, to collaborate with someone is to meet them with open arms and an open heart in an effort to work jointly on a shared project or activity. The therapeutic process process, in my opinion, is a shared journey. We figure “it” out together. We brainstorm together. We are a team. And yes, the paperwork might say “client” or whatever, but that person is so much more than that. That person is my “collaborator,” and I value, respect, and NEED every single thing that my teammate brings to the table.