Category Archives: 8 years and up

PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Yesterday

I enjoyed my interview on NBC CT yesterday. It is always fascinating to watch their news hour produced. It’s much like an 8 ring circus if there is such a thing because their anchors are so professional, reading the news … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans for Screen-Free Week: Pretend, Play, Talk

Turn off the TV? Set aside the iPad? Give up video games? That’s just what millions of people will be doing April 29-May 5 as they turn off screens and turn on life.  We all see our kids pick up … Continue reading

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Lessons To Build Conversation in Speech Therapy

Some of my favorite therapy lessons are spontaneous, based on materials I discover when I arrive at a house. Today I was greeted by a first grader who had just visited his school Book Fair. He was gripping his new … Continue reading

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Best New Games For Speech Therapy

I’ve enjoyed the unique opportunity to attend the International Toy Fair in New York City as a member of the press, viewing the exciting new products being introduced. After seeing hundreds of new games, toys and books, I shared my … Continue reading

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Teaching Social Skills With Puppets

I really enjoy ASHA Leader Magazine’s new format and especially look forward to the “Blogjam” section, since I’m a blogger and have even been featured in it. In the March issue one of my favorite SLP blogs, If Only I … Continue reading

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Teaching The Difference Between Honesty and Being Frank

Often as speech pathologists we are called upon to teach kids the nuances of language. What does someone REALLY mean when they say something? Can we get some clues from their face and body language? I just found this new … Continue reading

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Toy Trends For Learning, The Best of Toy Fair 2013

Last week, the American International Toy Fair in New York City was a blitz of excitement, innovation, creativity and fun. I look forward to it every year, as I make my way through the acres of booths filled with 150,000 … Continue reading

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Correcting Lateral sh in Speech Therapy

I must say the lateral /sh/ used to scare me a bit in speech therapy until I took Pamela Marsalla’s course,“Practical Therapy Tips for Persistent Articulation Errors: Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp and Distorted R. I got amazingly quick results in establishing … Continue reading

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Female Entrepreneurs Creating True Alternatives For Girls in the Toy Industry

Several of my PAL Winners are not only outstanding in their delivery of creative play to build language but also promote healthy models for young girls. I wanted to share a guest post today by my friend, Jodi Norgaard, creator … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Toy Fair 2013!

I can’t wait for the International Toy Fair in New York City! It starts tomorrow and even a mere 2-3 feet of snow isn’t stopping me. There is such excitement in the Javitts Center as inventors, manufacturers and retailers all … Continue reading

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