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Using YOXO Construction to Liven Up Speech Therapy Sessions

I got a “Wow,” and “Can I keep that?” just by taking the YOXObot Orig out of my therapy bag. My friend is working on his articulation goals and we set up the session that he had to say a … Continue reading

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Koala Capers Brings New Fun To Speech Sessions

I’ve already tried out some new products that I got at the Toy Fair last week. Nothing like spicing up therapy sessions with some new games in my bag! The kids loved both new games I got from Educational Insights: Koala … Continue reading

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Toy Fair 2015 Roundup, Top Trends Through a Learning Lens

Every year I feel like a kid in the candy store as I span the New York International Toy Fair’s nearly half million square feet encountering a talking dinosaur, life-size lego R2D2, Worry Eater, flying helicopters and minion mobs. I’m pumped up … Continue reading

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Reading Carryover for Older Articulation Therapy Students

I have found that kids enjoy reading or repeating phrases from books they are interested as they progress past preschool games. This week I asked a 2nd grader what books he is reading and he got so excited he took … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to  you all! I will be spending Valentine’s Day with my sweetheart at the International Toy Fair in New York City.

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What Articulation Norms Do You Use?

This is a great question and I often pose it to other private therapists that I meet with so I am keeping up to date with the latest. I regularly use norms to point out what is typical development for … Continue reading

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Kids Making Their Own Language Toys

Okay, it’s an ice storm in the northeast today and I am once again stuck inside, so I found myself going through old pictures. I came across this one from a therapy session that exemplifies what I am constantly teaching … Continue reading

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When Parents Let Go, Kids are Free to Write

I love watching the progression as kids learn to write, from their earliest inventive spelling to writing a coherent journal entry. I spent a lot of time with a little student I have, drawing pictures of the beginning, middle and … Continue reading

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The Power of a Picture Book

I’ve gotta say there’s not much that gets me quite as excited as discovering a fantastic new children’s picture book and usually the author behind it! In the last few years, here are some stand-outs that pack some powerful messages of … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Named Top SLP Blog on ASHAshpere again

I am honored to be named to “Heidi’s Top Blogs” (Heidi Kay, Founding Partner of Pediastaff) on ASHAsphere this week. Playonwords.com is among the 12 best SLP blogs chosen by Heidi based on “some of her personal favorites of those … Continue reading

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