Tips and Tactics
See how Speech Kingdom is used in a real-life academic setting by Heidi Otterman. Heidi is an extraordinary teacher who has taught Kindergarten through sixth grade for more than 20 years. She is also the mother of five beautiful children, one of whom has high functioning autism. She has spent the past several years running the special education program at a large summer camp.
Heidi has a degree in Deaf Studies and Multi-Subject Teaching Credentials. She successfully completed a Special Education Program and worked in a University Autistic Program/Study. She is presently the "go-to" teacher on campus who has success with even the most challenging special education students. She has been known to profess that her "...class usually looks more like a reverse mainstream classroom than a typical classroom."
Heidi has piloted Speech Kingdom in her classroom since 2017. We have asked her to share some of her methods for successfully implementing the software with her students.
Heidi Otterman's Views on Speech Kingdom's Fundamental Skills Mini Stories
Fundamental Skills from the Perspective of an Elementary School Teacher (part one)
Fundamental Skills from the Perspective of an Elementary School Teacher (part two)
Case Study: Fundamental Skills in Use by an Elementary School Teacher
Heidi Otterman's Views on Speech Kingdom's Social Stories
Social Stories from the Perspective of an Elementary School Teacher
Case Study: Social Stories in Use by an Elementary School Teacher