What is SpeechTechie?

My name is Sean J. Sweeney and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS).  I have over 10 years of experience working in the public school setting as an SLP and ITS. I currently continue my work as an SLP in private practice at The Ely Center, also in Newton, where I am happy to remain very actively involves with schools in the area through consultation. SpeechTechie is an effort to combine my two passions: fostering language development through contextualized intervention, and interactive educational technologies. Though over the years I have become associated with the name of this website, I like to say that it is not named after me but after YOU- the professionals that are becoming more "techie" through your work!

My goal is to post resources that can be viewed "through the language lens," meaning with an eye toward how the website or program would be helpful in speech and language interventions.  I hope that this blog will be helpful not only to SLPs but also to ESL/ELL teachers, language arts teachers, special education teachers, or anyone who loves words!  Feel free to comment/leave feedback or questions on any post or to contact me at sean@speechtechie.com.

Here I am! With an Augmented Reality Version of Dunkin' Donuts.  I am definitely happy whenever I have Dunkin' Donuts in my hand!

I regularly work with local and national organizations around the topic of technology integration, and am a regular columnist for The ASHA Leader (see this page for column archives) If you are interested in working with me on a presentation for your organization, please contact me at the email above!  Here are some of my recent presentations:

ASHA Convention Philadelphia 2010- Narrative Rubrics to Support Evaluation & Eligibility in School Settings (with secondary handout)

ASHA Convention Philadelphia 2010-Links to Language: Leveraging the Interactive Web in your Interventions

ASHA Convention New Orleans 2009- 25+Ways to Make 3:1 Service Delivery Work for You

ASHA Convention Chicago 2008- Facilitating Technology Integration Among Public School Speech-Language Pathologists