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Let the Children Learn Through Play in the New York Times

My daughter-in law texted the link to this article before it arrived on my driveway Sunday morning. She knows I am a big proponent of play in young children for many reasons. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association just released a parent survey … Continue reading

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Bring Your Beauty Kit to Speech Therapy for Fun

We have been reading “Ruby’s Beauty Shop” by Rosemary Wells for several sessions with a little boy on the autism spectrum. He loves the book, as many children do, laughing at Ruby making up Max with green eye shadow and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms I work with who welcome me into their homes, partner with me to improve their child’s speech and language and treat me like part of the family! I had to include a … Continue reading

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Parents Concerned About Young Children’s Time Spent With Technology?

New ASHA Survey of U.S. Parents: Significant Percentages Report That Very Young Children Are Using Technology Usage Is Occurring When Human Interaction Is Key To Developing Strong Communication Skills The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association commissioned a survey of U.S. parents on … Continue reading

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New Folkmanis Puppets for Conversation and Story-telling

I’ve had my head down reviewing so many fantastic new products submitted for the PAL Award this spring and now I need to catch up and share them with you–my fellow professionals who work with kids AND parents and grandparents … Continue reading

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Fun Speech Activities for Poetry Month

As I am working with several elementary aged kids, I am planning my lessons around their poetry units associated with National Poetry Month. When I visited our public library yesterday I came upon several “pockets” throughout the building, stuffed with … Continue reading

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Using “What’s Wrong?” Games in Speech Therapy

This week we used a student’s Easter card for some fun carryover as my student is working on overall precision, “moving his mouth” as well as slowing down his rate. Kids love finding what’s silly in a picture (and I … Continue reading

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Mixing Puzzles and Playdoh in Speech Therapy Activities

Everyone has challenging preschoolers to work with who go through your therapy bag of activities quickly and you scratch your head trying to find what will hold their interest. This week I was with a just 3 year-old who loved … Continue reading

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Clever Ways to Learn Sight Words

I love to pick up ideas from families that I work with. This week I was doing therapy at a kitchen table when the little boy looked with interest at the paper napkin holder and asked what it said. Mom had put … Continue reading

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Using Ravensburger’s New ABC Puzzle in Language Lesson

As a parents and educators, we are always looking for ways to make learning the ABC’s fun. Add in a Ravensburger puzzle and kids are learning while engrossed in their search for the right piece. I used their new puzzle … Continue reading

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