Category Archives: Books

My First Day, Comparing What Animals Do On Day One

I was in an annual review yesterday for a first grader that I work with and his teacher was saying that next year they will be talking about relating information in a story they read to their personal experience. We … Continue reading

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The Ant and the Grasshopper, A Lesson in Descriptive Language for Speech Therapy

Readers are drawn into the vibrant collage of colors on the first page of The Ant and the Grasshopper,  “Somewhere on the boulevard of backyards an ant was struggling with the remnants of a picnic.” Each page is equally as … Continue reading

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Penguin and Pinecone, A Friendship Lesson For Speech Therapy

I love Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon for language lessons because of its simplicity in storyline and illustrations which leaves a lot to talk about that is implied. Penguin discovers “something curious,” a little pine cone in the snow. … Continue reading

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Language Lesson Making Comparisons “What If You Had Animal Teeth?”

“What If You Had Animal Teeth?” by Sandra Markle has the right combination of goofy comparisons, outrageous illustrations and fascinating animal facts to appeal to kids. Open the book and you are greeted with a child’s open mouth with the … Continue reading

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Up! Tall! and High! New PAL Winner For Beginning Reading and Sounds

Any parent who has proudly sat through their child’s first attempts at reading a book, can relate to how boring some of the early readers are. It takes a clever wordsmith to weave a fun tale from a short list … 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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Reading Picture Detail to Understand the Story

I am fortunate to consult as a part of a public school team of professionals who work with one of my clients on the autism spectrum. Recently, his classroom and special ed teacher said they were working on “reading” the … Continue reading

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Wordless Books for Speech Therapy

I love to find good wordless books to use in speech therapy. I can use them for most anything–storytelling, description, specific grammar goals such as verb tense or prepositions, articulation carryover or stuttering. The key to a good wordless book … Continue reading

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Launching Spike the Mixed-Up Monster and Friends

One of the delightful perks of my job is meeting some amazingly creative people from game inventors to book authors.  Susan Hood contacted me about reviewing her new picture books this past summer and as I took a  look at … Continue reading

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PAL Award books featured on News12 Connecticut

I was just finishing up my PAL Winner’s review of a delightful new book by Susan Hood and Janice Nadeau, “The Tooth Mouse,” when I got a call from Gillian Neff from News12 Connecticut with an idea for a 12 … Continue reading

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