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Fun Resource for Therapy Ideas: Pinterest

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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.

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77 comments

CMF-SLP January 13, 2012 - 1:21 pm

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

Jenna January 13, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Loving Pinterest! My Board link is below!

http://pinterest.com/JennaRayburn/

Sunshine January 14, 2012 - 8:08 am

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

Kimberly Scanlon January 14, 2012 - 8:28 am

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

Renee Matlock January 14, 2012 - 8:47 am

Would love an invite!

Daun DeSimone January 14, 2012 - 9:16 am

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

Janet January 14, 2012 - 10:24 am

Great idea. Would love an invite!

Kirsten Kenyon January 14, 2012 - 11:10 am

Love the idea! Thanks for the invite.

KSN-SLP January 14, 2012 - 11:48 am

I would appreciate an invite!

bhatem January 14, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Pls send an invite!

Myra Tishkoff January 14, 2012 - 4:16 pm

I would like an invite. Thanks for the suggestion.

Marie January 14, 2012 - 8:42 pm

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

barb January 14, 2012 - 11:52 pm

I would love to have an invite. Thanks.

Deborah L. Bennett January 15, 2012 - 8:46 am

Another invite request — and thank you!

Christine Y. Medeiros January 15, 2012 - 4:31 pm

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

Merrie Breitenfeldt January 15, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Please invite me too!

Amy Simon-Weiner January 16, 2012 - 2:50 am

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

D. Jarrell January 16, 2012 - 8:42 pm

Please send interest invites. Thanks a million.

Roberta Walker January 17, 2012 - 11:08 am

Great idea, please send an invite. Thanks.

Amy Baker January 17, 2012 - 11:11 am

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

melanie davies January 17, 2012 - 11:19 am

I would also like an invite. Thanks!

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Elizabeth January 17, 2012 - 4:05 pm

I would love an invitation! Thank you.

Rosemary Conway January 17, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Yes, please send me an invite!!

Susan Henrichson January 17, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Please send mevan invite. Thx!

Lynn Sulkey January 17, 2012 - 6:36 pm

I would love an invite

Mara January 17, 2012 - 6:42 pm

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

Kylie January 17, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Great idea! Please send me an invite, thanks!

Rebecca Leong January 17, 2012 - 7:11 pm

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

Dixie Steuerwald January 17, 2012 - 7:46 pm
Cyndee January 17, 2012 - 7:49 pm

I’d also like an invitation, please! 😀

Michelle January 17, 2012 - 8:20 pm

I would love an invitation. Thanks!

Bethany Griffith January 17, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Plz sen me an invite!

Jeanie January 17, 2012 - 8:55 pm

I would LOVE an invitation! Thank you

Diane Cartier January 17, 2012 - 9:21 pm

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!

Jmk January 17, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Invite please!
Thank you.

Nancy Chadd January 17, 2012 - 10:36 pm

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

Tracey Z January 17, 2012 - 11:47 pm

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

Holly Shapiro January 18, 2012 - 12:26 am

Please send an invite! Thanks!

Mary Hindal January 18, 2012 - 12:48 am

Please send and invite.

Tim Cooke January 18, 2012 - 3:48 am

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

Emma January 18, 2012 - 5:10 am

Could you also please send me an invite too?

shosh January 18, 2012 - 6:49 am

please invite me too 🙂

monica esquiva January 18, 2012 - 9:43 am

Please send me an invite. Thanks!

Kristi January 18, 2012 - 9:59 am

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

Eva January 18, 2012 - 10:03 am

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

Kathy Many January 18, 2012 - 11:01 am

Please send me an invite! Looks great!

Jumpstartslt January 18, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Would love an invite, thanks! 🙂

Kristina January 18, 2012 - 2:36 pm

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

Kristina January 18, 2012 - 2:36 pm

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

Becca January 20, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Just started…and love it!

http://pinterest.com/becca_jarzynski/

Wisconsin Kay January 23, 2012 - 9:34 am

I too would appreciate an invite. Thanks.

Kirsten Cerroni January 24, 2012 - 10:59 am

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

Nicole Varney January 24, 2012 - 11:23 am

I would love an invite. Thank you.

erin January 25, 2012 - 10:08 am
Tori Watson January 25, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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

Angie Spencer January 25, 2012 - 1:44 pm

I would love an invite please 🙂

Danielle Moreno January 25, 2012 - 6:20 pm

I would love an invite, thanks!

Sherrey January 25, 2012 - 10:37 pm

please send an invite! Thanks!

Heidi Kay January 26, 2012 - 10:25 am

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

Veera January 27, 2012 - 7:22 am

Please send me an invite too. Thanks!

Tanya Earnest January 27, 2012 - 10:22 pm

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

Rita Purcell-Robertson January 28, 2012 - 9:56 pm

I would like an invite to pinterest. Thanks

Kelsey January 29, 2012 - 1:16 am

Please send me an invite.

Rachel Enevoldsen January 30, 2012 - 12:28 pm

I would love an invite! Thanks for this info.

Lynn Brown January 31, 2012 - 11:51 am

Please send me an invite. Thanks!

Gini January 31, 2012 - 5:02 pm

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

Jackie February 3, 2012 - 12:58 am

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

Deepa February 3, 2012 - 3:33 pm

please send me an invite. thanks

Jeanette Fields February 24, 2012 - 5:16 pm

I would love to join also! Thanks!

Patti Sorensen February 25, 2012 - 8:21 pm

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

Michele March 15, 2012 - 8:37 pm

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

Zahya March 21, 2012 - 11:39 am

Please send me an invitation 🙂 thank you

Jennifer March 21, 2012 - 2:02 pm

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

Carol Lucero March 21, 2012 - 6:57 pm

Would love an invite.
thank you.

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Seth February 6, 2013 - 12:56 am

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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