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Cooking With Kids With Special Needs

When I visited extended family in Wisconsin this summer, my cousin showed me a video of her 4 year-old, assisting in a cooking lesson with his neighbor, Sarah, who has Downs Syndrome. Charlie is such a cute addition to the … Continue reading

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Making Easy Readers to Communicate with Grandchildren

After visits from two of my clans of grandchildren, and listening to them “practice” their new reading skills over the summer, I decided to email them short one page Easy Readers about what I was doing many miles away. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Duke!

Today is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Practice, Let’s Make a Calendar

It’s always tricky finding a way to get kids to practice between speech therapy sessions. In summer it can be especially challenging as kids take a vacation or maybe even their speech therapist takes a few weeks off! I find … Continue reading

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Coloring Pages for Articulation Activities from Lego to Frozen

Kids love to color and I am always looking for new activities for articulation reinforcement. Of all the therapies, it can get a little tedious, having kids repeat words and sentences without a fun treat after their response. I usually … Continue reading

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Play-Based Back to School Prep

Wow! Summer is speeding by and parents are getting a little worried about “summer slide,” asking me for fun toys and activities to keep kids’ language and reading skills sharp. First of all, toys and games have to be fabulously … Continue reading

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Making Up Stories With A Shadow Light Show

One of my favorite showrooms at the Toy Fair this year was Crayola. Maybe because of the artist in me, my love for markers of all kinds, or the many creative products I’ve used to help kids learn language and … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Our Summer 2014 PAL Award Winners

Congratulations to all our outstanding PAL winners: http://www.prweb.com/releases/PAL/toys/prweb11974687.htm

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Volvo of Westport is Special to All Kids

It’s summer and time to take speech therapy on the road. One of my favorite companions for our “outings” is James. We have been planning and talking about our outings for several weeks and I decided to start at the … Continue reading

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30 Year-old Legos Excite Speech Therapy Kids

As you know, I find myself with several 5-8 year-old boys on my caseload and they are wild about legos. My little friend ran upstairs this morning to pour over his lego catalogue with me, showing me that the picture … Continue reading

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