Category Archives: Articulation

Valentines Day Books for Speech Therapy

It’s time to talk about love, hugs and kisses and use some fun stories to work on children’s speech and language goals. More books are included in last year’s blogs. Here are some fun books for preschoolers and early elementary … Continue reading

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Games to Reinforce Speech Therapy, Horton Hears a Who!

When you keep kids engaged and entertained, they don’t even know that they are practicing their speech! I had two new kids this week who were playing a game with me and after about 30 minutes they looked up and … Continue reading

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Parents Observing Speech Therapy

It has always been my objective to have parents involved in their child’s therapy process. Sometimes I feel like I get almost twice the progress when parents watch, learn and implement my strategies for their child’s speech and language goals. … Continue reading

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Articulation Cues for Consonants in Speech Therapy

I just got a note from Marshalla Speech and Language, pointing me to Pam Marshalla’s new free videos on YouTube, demonstrating her cues for consonants. She has developed a helpful system of hand cues to focus a child on placement … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey in Play-doh

It’s time to put away the Halloween costumes and talk turkey, preparing for Thanksgiving. Preschools are busy painting feet and hands to provide the body for a feathered turkey, and using play doh for turkey feasts. Today I was working … Continue reading

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Flexible Lesson Plans for Articulation Therapy

As a speech therapist, we have to be flexible and follow the child’s lead and interests even on the best planned day. Yesterday, I carried two stuffed bags of toys into the home of 3 year-old Duncan. I had printed … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Home Practice Ideas

When I came to Reagan’s house this week, Mom looked a little disappointed that Reagan had not wanted to practice her speech as she usually did. As we know as therapists, kids that practice in our absence make more progress! … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy, Teaching Imitation

I watched a wonderful interaction between mother and child today during our speech therapy session. It is exciting for me to see my little clients improve, but just as satisfying to watch parents learn how to encourage speech and language. … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Halloween Ideas for Autism, Language and Articulation

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and an easy theme to introduce into therapy. Today I want to share a few books on that theme that are simple, yet fun and can be incorporated into a language … Continue reading

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Successful Speech Therapy for Lateral “sh”

I will admit that I had been a little apprehensive to take on articulation cases that involved lateral lisps. Somehow they presented more of a challenge until I took an excellent course by  speech pathologist, Pam Marshalla, put on by … Continue reading

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