Category Archives: Birth-3 year-olds

Playonwords.com Announces 2012 Fall PAL Award Winners!

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2012 Play Advances Language (PAL) Award Winners, The Best Toys, Books and Games To Spark Fun And Encourage Language Development Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech therapist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2012’s Fall PAL … Continue reading

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Free Articulation Screener by Little Bee Speech

I really enjoy watching how many of us speech language pathologists are following our passions and sharing our work with each other to improve the lives of kids! I’m sharing the best off-the -shelf kids’ products to make therapy fun … Continue reading

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Try Step2’s Tropical Island Resort for Open-Ended Play

One of my favorite PAL Award winners this summer has been the Tropical Island Resort by Step2. Winning companies know that I not only test their products, but if they win, I often continue to use them with kids, gathering … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Speech Therapy Tests

I’m always amazed by all I learn about a child while testing them that isn’t reflected in the results. Many times I end up telling parents more from my observations about HOW their child responded to the test items than … Continue reading

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ASTRA Marketplace 2012 Best New Finds to Build Language

I thoroughly enjoyed my first ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) Marketplace Convention this past week in Baltimore. I moved from table to table putting together swords, robots and slime as well as decorating cupcakes and doll furniture in “Kits, … Continue reading

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Kid’s Progress in Speech Therapy

My private practice is 9 years old and lately I am hearing from some former parents who are asking for a tune-up in therapy for their kids. Yesterday I did a preschool observation of a little 4 1/2 year-old boy … Continue reading

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Move! Sing! Play Along and Sing! CD’s for Therapists and Parents

I learned about this wonderful set of CD’s created by music therapist and educator, Margie La Bella, when she submitted them and won a PAL Award.  According to her website, “Her CD series Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn! is … Continue reading

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New Playmobil Sets for Language Learning

I just awarded two new Playmobil sets with the PAL Award because they generate such rich pretend play and language for learning. “My First 1.2.3 Knight’s Castle” is right in the toddler’s sweet spot. The chunks of castle turret easily … Continue reading

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Lego Creative Sorter Wins PAL Award, Speech Therapy Tool

Here’s a multi-use lego DUPLO  bucket for loads of therapy fun. Spread the word to your OT and PT friends too because there is a lot of fine motor planning and execution in this toy. I have worked on verbs, … Continue reading

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Is the Toy Industry Listening to Kids With Special Needs?

Earning bling for my princess tiara, landing at the secret rangers headquarters, shooting mini-marshmallows, cuddling up in a wearable puppet, guessing, rhyming, plinking and popping, I was captivated by every minute of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair. The air … Continue reading

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