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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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Play Noodle Speedoodle for Articulation Carryover

I have stacks of great games, as you can imagine, but as kids get older, I need some for 8 and up to challenge my students and keep them interested. I have an 8 year-old who is working on carrying … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts in Speech Therapy

As I look back at my week, I had several “firsts” as I went from home to home doing speech therapy. Yesterday, a 6 year-old I saw for the first time had a cell phone and received a text during … Continue reading

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Splat the Cat Lesson Plan for Preschoolers in Speech Therapy

This winter just never seems to end (we’re home AGAIN with schools closed and this beautiful fluffy stuff coming down all day), so the opportunity is ripe for a story about snow! I love Splat the Cat books because they … Continue reading

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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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