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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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Easter Fun for The Grandchildren

I hope everyone had a wonder Easter and Passover this past weekend! We were excited to have one of our sons and his wife and twin 2 year-olds and 4 month-old to help us celebrate. As I was up early … Continue reading

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Plush Book Characters Encourage Language

Over the years I have gathered several plush book characters to introduce when reading some of my favorite picture books with kids. They naturally extend the language lesson as kids become endeared with The Pout Pout Fish, Max and Ruby, … Continue reading

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Out of props? Grab the Playdoh

Speaking of snow, I had a great time yesterday working with a 4 year-old child on the autism spectrum on generating novel descriptions and dialogue in pretend play. We had our Fisher Price little people out with a slide, some … Continue reading

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Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day

Once again, I started my therapy session and it took off in a new direction. I had been to the grocery story before work and passed a grocery cart full of St. Patrick’s Day cling ons for free. I grabbed … Continue reading

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New Yale Study Teaches Kids Struggling with /r/ to Use Ultrasound Feedback

I was very excited to learn that one of my former students has qualified for participation in a study at Haskins Laboratories at Yale,  offering free ultrasound visual feedback lessons for children ages 10-14, with speech articulation problems with the … Continue reading

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