Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

“Squirrels on Skis” Delights Kids in Speech Therapy

I want to share a delightful new book, “Squirrels on Skis” by J. Hamilton Ray and Pascal Lemaitre. In this season of continuous snow storms on the east coast, it is a timely topic–of  snow that is! Kids just love … Continue reading

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Word-finding Activities for Speech Therapy

Kids with word-finding difficulties are fascinating to me. Sometimes I feel like I get a peek into their retrieval process as I try to decipher what they mean when they use a word that is associated to the one they … Continue reading

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Story Builder App Review for Speech Therapy

I like Mobile Education Store’s apps so much that I have them grouped together on my iPad. If you read my reviews, you know that I use them beyond their intended use because they are so flexible and have great … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day celebrated in Speech Therapy

I always try to use great books, stories and materials that are relevant to the season when I work with kids. Right now I look for books around the theme of snow, winter, Martin Luther King Day and Valentines Day. … Continue reading

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Speech Box™ For Speech Therapy App Review

I have been enjoying using the “Speech Box™” app by The Jonah Bonah Learning Company in my therapy sessions lately. As I explained to a speech pathology student shadowing me today, when you are in private practice, the percentage of … Continue reading

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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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