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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, based on COVID-19 pandemic response efforts,  ordered all public schools and early childhood education programs to close through the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year.   

As a result, all Bucks County IU offices, programs, and services are closed through June 30, 2020. Families who receive services from the Bucks IU will continue to be provided a continuity of education through online or virtual platforms.

Responses to Right to Know requests will also be delayed until school offices open once again.

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Speech and Language - Online Learning Supports

Please be sure you review and read all app and website terms and agreements carefully prior to engaging, subscribing, or enrolling. 

Elementary School Level

The following websites are parent friendly and contain materials to support articulation practice and receptive/expressive language development through literacy/books.

Social Language and Thinking Skills and Emotional Regulation at all Age Levels

Apps and websites for kids. 

  • EverydaySpeech Social Skills Games (social awareness, relationships, decision-making) – Interactive online games for social skills, including conversation skills, school behavior, problem solving, and more.
  • Breathe, Think, Do (self-management, decision-making) – Use with younger learners to help practice deep breathing and problem-solving skills.
  • Go Noodle (self-management) – Hundreds of videos to help kids take a brain break and practice mindfulness.
  • Headspace: Guided Meditation & Mindfulness (self-awareness, self-management) – This app provides meditation exercises with a coach that helps you learn as you go.
  • The Mindfulness App (self-awareness, self-management) – A mindfulness app that helps you become more present in your daily life with guided and silent meditation sessions.
  • Learn Social Skills (social awareness, relationships) – Use video lessons and readings to help kids learn skills.
  • Aware (self-awareness, self-management) – This app leads you through daily mindfulness meditation techniques, including energizing activities and breathing practice.
  • Stop Breathe & Think: Meditate (self-awareness, self-management) – Tailored to your specific emotions, this app helps you take a break and reduce stress through meditation.
  • Listening Skills (social awareness, relationships) – Strategies for becoming an active listener.
  • MyCalmBeat (self-awareness, self-management) – This app provides training and practice in slow, deep breathing for stress reduction.
  • Breathe (self-management) – An app that assists in controlling your breathing.
  • Gratitude Journal (self-awareness, self-management) – This app helps you focus on the positive by identifying what you are thankful for each day.
  • Kids Coping Skill Puzzle (self-management) – Build a puzzle while sorting between positive and negative coping skills.
  • Affirmation Reminder (self-awareness) – Select from a list of positive affirmations or make your own to add as reminders.
  • ColorMe (self-awareness, self-management) – Free coloring app to help reduce stress.