The FIVES Criteria and other FREE Resources

This page contains helpful booklets you can access for free, as well as a list of/links to my columns published for The ASHA Leader.

The FIVES criteria for selecting good tech resources is pretty much a unifying statement for this site and my work as a whole.

In February of 2013 I updated the FIVES criteria to reflect our living in the world of apps, with new examples and some strategies for determining the "F"- changed from "Free or Nearly Free" to "Fairly Priced." The new booklet also contains information on modifying the FIVES criteria for other disciplines outside of Speech-Language Pathology.

The original FIVES booklet was published on the ADVANCE Speech in the Schools Blog. This booklet also contains a more thorough look at each of the criteria, and is useful as a look at web resources.

The original FIVES booklet is available to you for free on Scribd, where you can view or download it (and print if you like).  Hope it's helpful!  Here it is embedded below:

Fives Booklet

I have been honored to be a regular contributor to The ASHA Leader's App-Titude Column. Here are my published columns.

September 2014. Welcome to Science Class

September 2014. Ease into Social Media as Receptive Communication

August 1, 2014. Fly Away to Convention

May 1, 2014. Tech-Supported Wellness

April 1, 2014. 'Skitch' Up your Visual Aids

January 1, 2014. Zooming in on One Multitalented App

November 1, 2013. Mobile Devices Show You the World

August 1, 2013. Welcome to Kindergarten!

July 1, 2013. App-ing Up for ASHA Convention

June 13, 2013. Gather Around the Virtual Meeting Table

April 1, 2013. Apps for High Schoolers with Autism

March 1, 2013. Vocal Workouts go Mobile

August 28, 2013. Apps that Crack Curriculum Content

October 9, 2012. App-Enabled Telepractice

May 15, 2012. Slash your Workload

April 3, 2012. Tech to Ease IEP Pain

Facilitating Technology Integration Among Public School SLPs (my graduate school thesis)

Facilitating Technology Integration Among Public School Speech-Language Pathologists