Author Archive: Irmgard Raubenheimer R.MSLP

Easter Boards, Christ Is Risen

Games and vocabulary that build a child’s skill.

Something Brand New

Check out our iESLp App Youtube Channel!!  For easy use, CLICK HERE and sign up to the channel.  We will use this channel for the video’s that we post on Facebook or our website.  This way, we are hoping that it is easier for our users to access tutorials and ideas for app use.

Ready Made Material Makes for Easy to Adapt Boards

With so many great ready to use materials available it is easy to use iESLp app to help students who need multiple practice opportunities by adding the sheets into the app through the camera roll. Remember to keep the copyright info on the sheets so the creator is credited.

Pre-made Boards to Print or Pop In

These St.Patick’sDay Boards target beginning reader and math skills while adding to the fun of #St.Patrick’sDay

Math- addition, counting to 20 and word problems.

Reading – word match, basic vocabulary and for the #SLP sound production  /l/ practice

Desaigned to be printable, the boards can also be save to your camera roll and added into the app.

Duplicating & Transparency Tools

Watch the video for a quick tip tutorial on duplicating and transparency tools in the iESLp productivity app.

#TIPTUESDAY#Pre-Reading, Early Numeracy and Lituracy

Pre-reading, numeracy and early literacy is easy with the transparency and duplicate features of the iESLP app.  Make it easy to create matching boards that promote skill in these areas. Choose a theme, add in pictures, duplicate then use the transparency tool to create a shadow image to match to.  Can be used for letters and number match as well.

Differentiated Instruction On The Go


Adaptive programming for inclusive education means meeting the child were they are at.

Today I am very excited to share a video of my dear friend Gabrielle, with her permission (and of course her mom’s). Gabrielle is one of the students that inspired me to create the iESLp App.
Creating material on the spot, that is age appropriate and curriculum related for adaptive
programming for the emergent reader can be very tricky. Supporting the students to be able to access material on their individual learning level and participate in the lessons are crucial for inclusive education. This is what my dream for iESLp is, to create interactive worksheets and material that students can easily access, to fully participate INDEPENDENTLY, in an inclusive environment.
Gabrielle is currently in a full inclusive classroom, with adaptive programming to support her learning style and level. Gabrielle wanted to make a “vlog”, to show how she uses iESLp. This vlog shows her reading the summary that her teacher and teacher assistant created for her of a character in their novel study. They create boards, interactive, as well as structured reading to not only support the understanding of the novel study but also to scaffold learning of new vocabulary and use of correct grammar and syntax.



Videos of i = interaction in action.  Use other website or apps to create something unique in iESLp

OR see how clients/students interact with an adult while using the app.


Interactive Boards For Sentence Expansion

While having a child work the iPad is a great way for them to practice what they have learnt, we first need to do the necessary teaching for the practice to take place. Building boards that set up errorless learning when working with learners is a way to do the initial teaching.

Why errorless learning?

Errorless learning helps build the correct neuropathway from the start.  When we model what is expected we set children up for success.
Modelling what is expected prior to the child attempting to do the task, the child is watching what is the ‘right’ response before they attempt the task. If the task is set up in such a way they cannot make a mistake. They have the correct ‘pattern’ for their brain to begin with.

The iESLp boards are interactive in the sense that the teacher/therapist is able to design boards for teaching/therapy to teach from, then let the child repeat the activity as many times as they need until mastered. This repetition can be guided by an instructional assistant at first, working towards independence.

The boards can also be used to help with early literacy and introduction to paragraph writing about winter.

Next week we will look at a different aspect of how iESLp can be used interactively.  Omazing Kids has caught onto this unique way of using the app.

Enjoy your coffee or tea as you check out these boards below from iESLp!  See you next week.



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