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Autism Alerts at 2 years of Age

Like other professionals today, I am always on the alert for signs of autism in children that I see, so that if needed, I can help parents get the best help, fast and early for their child. I am amazed … Continue reading

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Land of Pretend Play–Another Fun Visit to Preschool

One of the enjoyable parts of my job is that I occasionally get to go and see one of my little clients in their preschool setting and work with them there, observing how their language impacts their relationship with peers … Continue reading

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More Tips for Saving Money on Educational Toys

Okay here is another tip for saving money–or should I say spend no money–on educational toys. I was at 3 year-old William’s house yesterday. He is building his skills in pretend play, picking up little Fisher Price people and having … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Language Out of a Visit to an Art Museum with Your Children

Being a parent is hard work and as we all know, rewarding–sometimes when we least expect it. For my birthday present my oldest son asked me into New York City for the day to go to two art museums. My … Continue reading

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Build a Kid’s Thesaurus with your Child to Encourage Vocabulary

I work with several kids to build their oral language skills that then relate to their writing skills. Research shows that oral vocabulary is linked to a child’s reading ability and certainly impacts their writing skills also. As kids progress … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Kit for Preschoolers with Language Goals

Part of being a speech-language pathologist is looking a bit like Mary Poppins with our bags of toys and materials to excite and stimulate kids’ language. My brother actually asked me recently what I was doing to work out since … Continue reading

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Review: “Come Learn With Me” by North Country Kids, Inc

Every speech-language pathologist yearns to grab a bag of goodies that will amuse, entice and teach their preschoolers the foundation of language, building the basics for communication and literacy. “Come Learn With Me” is my goody bag of choice! Use … Continue reading

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What I Saw in a Great Preschool to Build Language

I visit many area preschools, sometimes doing therapy within a child’s school setting, just observing or giving in-service training to teachers and staff. Last week I went to a preschool that was new to me. I was impressed with two … Continue reading

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New Research Questions Benefit of Waiting to Start Kindergarten

Advantages and Disadvantages of Delaying Kindergarten There has been a growing trend over the last 20-30 years for parents to hold their children out of kindergarten until they’re older, many starting their children later than 5 years of age. New … Continue reading

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“Little Boy” by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds

  Do you know someone expecting a Little Boy and need the perfect  gift? Here it is–the best preparation for Mom and Dad to get ready for a blue bundle of energy. Through simple rhymes–“Little boy, so much depends on…a … Continue reading

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