Category Archives: Birth-3 year-olds

“Hello Sunshine,” New PAL Award winner, Shines In Preschool Speech Therapy

Toddlers can be a bit of a challenge in speech therapy because you have to keep them engaged and motivated with great toys and activities while building their language. Sunshine was quite a hit with my little ones as they … Continue reading

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Toddler Talking Points

Toddlers are some of my favorite people–they explore with abandon, imitate pirates and fairies, refuse with gusto, stack, dump and search, communicate with persistence, and give enthusiastic hugs with sloppy kisses. So why would we get in their way? One … Continue reading

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Preparing For a Toddler’s Speech and Language Evaluation

I frequently get calls from parents of children 15-18 months old saying their child isn’t talking and they want an evaluation. I take a little more information on the phone and then ask them to do something for me before … 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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Free Giveaway of “My Toddler Talks” for Speech Therapy and Parents

My last guest post and review about My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development, mentioned that author and speech pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon offered a free copy to one of my readers! This is a must-have … Continue reading

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Review of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development

Today I welcome speech language pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon, as my guest blogger, author of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development. It has been my experience that parents often know how to talk to and … Continue reading

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Managing Behavior in Speech Therapy Groups

Although one of the perks of doing private therapy is that I can see kids individually, I certainly remember the challenges of keeping a group of students engaged during speech therapy sessions when I worked in the schools! I had … Continue reading

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Dress for Success – 24 words to teach your child… in 30 seconds a day

Thanks to our guest blogger, Erica Cardamone, speech-language pathologist, talking expert, and new blogger at www.thespeechies.com, whose mission is to provide parents with the same knowledge and tools that we use during speech therapy, to build and enhance their children’s language. Check out … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

One of the challenges of being an itinerant speech therapist is that you have to plan enough activities for the hour and bring your fun to the child. I usually have about 4-6 activities planned for a preschool speech therapy … Continue reading

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Fresh Squeezed Feeding Line by Infantino Helpful for Speech Feeding Therapy

When I saw Infantino’s new Fresh Squeezed feeding line I was excited to see their high quality, easy and efficient masher, mill and puree machine to prepare soft foods to load up 4 ounce food pouches in their Squeeze Station. … Continue reading

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