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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, filled with fun and laughter and family.

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Is Elf On the Shelf Causing You Stress?

I have to laugh at the buzz around Elf on the Shelf in the last few days. I feel like every family I work with invites me in and immediately has me look for the elf or the kids take … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Practice in the Bathtub!

Parents are a great source for topics for my blogs. As you know, I love it when they partner with me and practice at home between sessions. I always see the fruit of their labor and enjoy the faster progress … Continue reading

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Great Books for Speech Therapy /s/ Carryover

It’s such fun when a parent shares a perfect  speech therapy activity with you. First it means she is practicing with her child and second it means she “gets” what you are trying to do. Today a mom went to … Continue reading

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Being a Speech Therapist is More Than Delivering Therapy

It occurred to me this week that there are many extra tasks associated with being a speech language pathologist besides delivering speech therapy. As I look at my week and tuck in extra calls, blogs, reports and parent conferences, I … Continue reading

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Use the Christmas Tree for Speech Therapy Carryover

It is such fun to be an itinerant speech therapist during the holidays because I get a peek into all the beautifully decorated homes. Last week I was working with a second grader on his /th/ sound while his mom … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Activities With Markers

As I said yesterday, drawing, coloring and art projects can be very effective reinforcing activities for preschool speech sessions. Give me a pack of markers and some white paper and many kids get excited. What I like is that the … Continue reading

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Frozen Activities for Preschool Speech Therapy

Having one foot in the toy industry and the other in speech therapy, I know that anything around the theme of the immensely popular Disney movie, Frozen, will capture a child’s attention and surely make the speech therapy session exciting! My 4 … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I am certainly thankful for all of you, my readers, that keep me blogging and inspire me to keep sharing. This will be a special thanksgiving for our family as a new grandson was born … Continue reading

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Slip on a Puppet for a Great Christmas Gift for Kids

Kids are fascinated with puppets as they come alive when slipped on your fingers. Folkmanis makes some of my favorites as they often allow for movement in several places–the mouth, wings, shark’s tail or beaks. The ostrich puppet that we … Continue reading

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