Fun Resource for Therapy Ideas: Pinterest

Pinterest

Photo by rasamalai

Social media sites are a dime a dozen these days, and there are only so many hours in a day, so keeping up with them all is impossible. But in terms of therapy ideas and just plain fun, Pinterest may be worth checking out. Never heard of Pinterest? You’re not alone–while it’s been around since 2010, the site is still in beta mode, requiring an invite to set up an account. However, you don’t need to set up an account or a profile to enjoy Pinterest–you can simply go to the site, type in a search term in the search box in the upper left-hand corner of the page, and you’ll be able to see and click through to any results that come up.

But sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself–what exactly IS Pinterest? According to Pinterest’s “about” page:

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

That’s great, you may be thinking, but what does this have to do with CSD professionals? At first glance, nothing. But it just so happens that SLPs and other therapists and educators are “pinning” therapy ideas by the hundreds, making Pinterest an invaluable resource for therapy ideas and inspiration. If you go to Pinterest and search “SLP” or “fine motor” or “audiology” or any term you might be interested in, you’ll see what I’m talking about. Pediastaff has pinned an incredible number of therapy ideas grouped by topic, and features a “pin of the week” of the most popular therapy pins.

Want to start exploring Pinterest and need an invite? Leave a comment and I’ll send you one. Already on Pinterest and want to share your boards with ASHAsphere readers? Leave a comment with your Pinterest url (e.g. “http://pinterest.com/ashaweb“) so ASHAsphere readers can find and follow you. ASHA is just starting with Pinterest so we haven’t really started using it yet; however, we have set up an ASHAsphere board, starting with December’s posts, and plan to update it with new posts going forward.

Comments

  1. I love Pinterest but it can be a real time-drain! My page is
    http://pinterest.com/cmf702/

  2. Loving Pinterest! My Board link is below!

    http://pinterest.com/JennaRayburn/

  3. Pls send me pinterest invites!! Appreciate it!!!

  4. Great idea! I would love an invite. Thank you!

  5. Renee Matlock says:

    Would love an invite!

  6. Daun DeSimone says:

    I could alsways use more therapy ideas. I would love an invite. Thank you,

  7. Great idea. Would love an invite!

  8. Kirsten Kenyon says:

    Love the idea! Thanks for the invite.

  9. I would appreciate an invite!

  10. Pls send an invite!

  11. Myra Tishkoff says:

    I would like an invite. Thanks for the suggestion.

  12. I would love to receive a Pinterest invite! Thank you!!

  13. I would love to have an invite. Thanks.

  14. Deborah L. Bennett says:

    Another invite request — and thank you!

  15. Christine Y. Medeiros says:

    I’d like to request an invite! Thank you!

  16. Merrie Breitenfeldt says:

    Please invite me too!

  17. Amy Simon-Weiner says:

    I love reading ASHAsphere for just this reason–a place to connect and get great ideas. Thanks!

  18. D. Jarrell says:

    Please send interest invites. Thanks a million.

  19. Great idea, please send an invite. Thanks.

  20. Thanks for this! Didn’t realize SLPs were using it for therapy ideas – would love to check them out. Please send me an invite.
    Thanks so much!
    Amy

  21. melanie davies says:

    I would also like an invite. Thanks!

  22. Elizabeth says:

    I would love an invitation! Thank you.

  23. Rosemary Conway says:

    Yes, please send me an invite!!

  24. Please send mevan invite. Thx!

  25. Lynn Sulkey says:

    I would love an invite

  26. Thanks for the info! I would like to have an invite!

  27. Great idea! Please send me an invite, thanks!

  28. Rebecca Leong says:

    This is such a great tool! I’d love an invite. Thanks!

  29. Dixie Steuerwald says:
  30. I’d also like an invitation, please! :D

  31. I would love an invitation. Thanks!

  32. Bethany Griffith says:

    Plz sen me an invite!

  33. I would LOVE an invitation! Thank you

  34. Diane Cartier says:

    I would like an invite to pinterest so that I can explore it. Thanks. I am an SLP for California. Would love some fresh and fun ideas for therapy. Thanks!

  35. Invite please!
    Thank you.

  36. Nancy Chadd says:

    I would appreciate an invite; always fun to share ideas!

  37. I’ve been exploring pinterest and have had a blast. Thanks for the idea of looking for tx ideas. I’d love an invite! Thanks

  38. Please send an invite! Thanks!

  39. Mary Hindal says:

    Please send and invite.

  40. Hi! I am the web content editor at the Ida Institute, a non-profit in Denmark creating and sharing tools for audiologist. This Pinterest website sounds really interesting, especially as a tool for hearing care professionals to share their insights and experiences. Could you please send me an invitation? Thanks! – Tim

  41. Could you also please send me an invite too?

  42. please invite me too :)

  43. monica esquiva says:

    Please send me an invite. Thanks!

  44. I’m stoked, I’m excited, I’m sold! Please send me an invite!

  45. Exciting! I would appreciate an invite! Thanks a lot!

  46. Kathy Many says:

    Please send me an invite! Looks great!

  47. Jumpstartslt says:

    Would love an invite, thanks! :)

  48. I am very interested in checking out this site. Please send an invite. Thank you :)

  49. I am very interested in checking out this site. Please send an invite. Thank you :)

  50. Just started…and love it!

    http://pinterest.com/becca_jarzynski/

  51. Wisconsin Kay says:

    I too would appreciate an invite. Thanks.

  52. Sounds like a great idea. I would love an invite!

  53. Nicole Varney says:

    I would love an invite. Thank you.

  54. Tori Watson says:

    Sounds like an interesting and helpful resource. Please send me an invite. Thanks

  55. Angie Spencer says:

    I would love an invite please :)

  56. Danielle Moreno says:

    I would love an invite, thanks!

  57. please send an invite! Thanks!

  58. Yesterday on Twitter a bunch of the #SLPeeps were talking on Twitter about wanting to chat about specific ideas we see on Pinterest, so we have created a special pinboard for discussion about ideas we find on Pinterest.

    Learn More About it HERE: http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/slpeeps-on-pinterest-6770

  59. Please send me an invite too. Thanks!

  60. Tanya Earnest says:

    I would love an invite, to pinterest.
    Thank You
    Tanya

  61. Rita Purcell-Robertson says:

    I would like an invite to pinterest. Thanks

  62. Please send me an invite.

  63. Rachel Enevoldsen says:

    I would love an invite! Thanks for this info.

  64. Lynn Brown says:

    Please send me an invite. Thanks!

  65. Thanks for the help….I would love an invite.

  66. I’ve heard about this craze, but not sure what it was. Thanks for explanation. Would love to check it out. Please send me an invite! Thanks

  67. please send me an invite. thanks

  68. Jeanette Fields says:

    I would love to join also! Thanks!

  69. Patti Sorensen says:

    Hi! I would love an invite to Pinterest. Thanks.

  70. I had never thought of looking at Pinterest for therapy ideas but what a valuable tool!

  71. Please send me an invitation :) thank you

  72. Jennifer says:

    I love, LOVE Pintrest. I find inspiration there each and everytime I go. My borad is: http://pinterest.com/jpotterslp/

  73. Carol Lucero says:

    Would love an invite.
    thank you.

  74. Hi, my Pinterest board is http://pinterest.com/speechsquirrel/early-intervention/ and it’s mostly about Early Intervention but anything interesting and speech-language oriented gets pinned!

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