Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

Carryover Techniques in Articulation And Phonological Therapy, Review

As I have mentioned before, I  have several 3-5 year-olds on my caseload right now who are working on articulation goals and mastering sounds as they move toward carryover. Because every child is different–some learn their sounds and easily carry … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps for Early Intervention: “Cookie Doodle”

When I asked several early intervention therapists for their favorite apps for speech therapy, many included “Cookie Doodle” by  “Shoe The Goose.” I agree! Kids love baking cookies and we therapists appreciate decorating them without the sticky frosting fingers and … Continue reading

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What Toys Have Repeat Play? Christmas Presents Unwrapped

Christmas and the holidays are over and we have a chance to see what toys have “lasted” past the initial excitement and are really offering some creative play. We had a great time hosting several of our grandchildren, including 5 … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps for Early Intervention: “Speech With Milo: Verbs”

Although I use many apps designed for  typically developing kids, I also like to recommend apps that have been designed for children with special needs.  Speech with Milo by Doonan Speech Therapy, currently offers nine apps to build language skills. … Continue reading

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Best Pictures Books for Christmas Gifts

Yesterday I was interviewed by Gillian Neff at News12 CT on choosing those last minute books for Christmas gifts. I shared the following books for their rich language learning potential: Up! Tall! and High! by Ethan Long: This is a … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps for Early Intervention, “My PlayHome”

I’ve been asked to write an article on my favorite apps to use in early intervention speech therapy so I will share some of my favorites over the next few weeks. First of all, typically I don’t use tablets and … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned From Playing Board Games

The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin … Continue reading

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FREE uKloo app Gives the Gift of Reading

Who doesn’t like a free gift? Grandparents, parents, teachers and therapists listen up for a free app that will put the thrill in learning to read, “Early Reader Treasure Hunt App” by uKloo. Take the uKloo fun on the road … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy Within A Child’s Home

I have been thinking a lot about how to address several situations I found myself in lately as I entered a home for the first time to meet a family and start working with their child. Maybe because it is … Continue reading

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