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NBC CT Announcing Spring PAL Award Winners on Friday

Tomorrow on NBC CT,  I am featuring some of the PAL Award’s Spring winners that spark great fun and can keep language skills sharp over the summer–encouraging exploration and open-ended play. Here are the new products I am going to … Continue reading

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Delivering Speech Therapy Backwards

Every now and then we are challenged with a child who just can’t seem to produce the target sound, even when we try all our tricks. I was faced with just that the other day, as a 3 year-old has … Continue reading

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Jimmy Fallon Campaigns for DADA as First Word From Winnie

Okay let’s take a look at the combination of two things I enjoy when I get a chance– watching Jimmy Fallon and reading Parents Magazine. I think Jimmy Fallon is so clever, funny and kind. That’s why I like to … Continue reading

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Let the Children Learn Through Play in the New York Times

My daughter-in law texted the link to this article before it arrived on my driveway Sunday morning. She knows I am a big proponent of play in young children for many reasons. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association just released a parent survey … Continue reading

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Bring Your Beauty Kit to Speech Therapy for Fun

We have been reading “Ruby’s Beauty Shop” by Rosemary Wells for several sessions with a little boy on the autism spectrum. He loves the book, as many children do, laughing at Ruby making up Max with green eye shadow and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms I work with who welcome me into their homes, partner with me to improve their child’s speech and language and treat me like part of the family! I had to include a … Continue reading

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Parents Concerned About Young Children’s Time Spent With Technology?

New ASHA Survey of U.S. Parents: Significant Percentages Report That Very Young Children Are Using Technology Usage Is Occurring When Human Interaction Is Key To Developing Strong Communication Skills The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association commissioned a survey of U.S. parents on … Continue reading

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New Folkmanis Puppets for Conversation and Story-telling

I’ve had my head down reviewing so many fantastic new products submitted for the PAL Award this spring and now I need to catch up and share them with you–my fellow professionals who work with kids AND parents and grandparents … Continue reading

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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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