Category Archives: 8 years and up

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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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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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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Practice Charts for Articulation Therapy, Try Singing

Sometimes kids magically take that last step to carrying over their articulation sounds into conversation and they are ready for dismissal. Other times it seems they can be very accurate during their weekly speech therapy session but can’t jump to … Continue reading

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Preview of Some Hot New Language Toys Debuting at the Toy Fair 2015

Things are heating up as I get several emails a day, inviting me to visit companies’ booth at the Toy Fair coming in February. I get excited just filling out my minute to minute schedule for the 4 days at … Continue reading

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Use the Christmas Tree for Speech Therapy Carryover

It is such fun to be an itinerant speech therapist during the holidays because I get a peek into all the beautifully decorated homes. Last week I was working with a second grader on his /th/ sound while his mom … Continue reading

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Slip on a Puppet for a Great Christmas Gift for Kids

Kids are fascinated with puppets as they come alive when slipped on your fingers. Folkmanis makes some of my favorites as they often allow for movement in several places–the mouth, wings, shark’s tail or beaks. The ostrich puppet that we … Continue reading

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Do Our Kids Know What They Are Working On?

Every now and then I have to remind myself of some basics in delivering speech therapy to kids. In articulation therapy, I hear the voice and sage advice of Pam Marshalla that carryover starts in the early sessions of therapy … Continue reading

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