Category Archives: Books

New Books to Teach Articulation and Reading

At my latest visit to our public library, I started my hunt at the “New Books” section as usual. I came upon a new series of books that are designed by Child’s World to assist children in phonics development. Of … Continue reading

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Language Lesson for “Hands Off, Harry!” by Rosemary Wells

I have been using Rosemary Well’s newest book, “Hands Off, Harry!” for language lessons all week with kids who are on the autism spectrum or have language learning disabilities. What a terrific teaching tool! Since summer is a time for … Continue reading

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Zoe’s First Book Review

Ten-month-old Zoe has reported in on one of her favorite books(via Mom), “Zoe and Her Zebra” by Claire Beaton. It probably helps that she shares a name with the lead character in the book. Zoe observed that the rhythm and … Continue reading

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Spring Speech Therapy Lessons, Poetry

Kids l love water so a story about splashing in puddles is the perfect spring book for a speech therapy lesson. Puddles, by Jonathan London is all about having fun exploring after a thunderstorm and definitely NOT staying dry! This … Continue reading

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“Reach Out And Read” Training Doctors to Promote Literacy

I love what “Reach Out And Read” is doing in training doctors to promote literacy in their little patients. About a year ago, I was on a flight from New York to Florida and I sat next to a young … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Language Lessons from Picture Books

I love finding great picture books to teach language lessons. I have been using “My Dog Lyle “by Goldfinger for several goals with children in speech therapy. Lyle is quite the extraordinary dog as his owner describes his special characteristics, … Continue reading

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How to Read to Your Baby

Countless studies show that children whose parents read to them from an early age tend to talk earlier, read better, and think in more complex ways than those whose parents don’t. Reading to your infant is simply bathing him with … Continue reading

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Questions From Parents About Reading and Speech

What if my baby isn’t interested in looking at a book? I met a mom who sang the story to her three-month-old baby, after reading didn’t work. Her baby paid attention with the extra stimulation of music, changes in pitch … Continue reading

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Top Preschool Books to Encourage Language Development

Here are some of my favorites, old and new for your preschooler to encourage language through a great story: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens. Check out my review. Kids love this book for the zany antics of the … Continue reading

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“Looking After Louis,” Teaching About Autism

While at my children’s library, I found this lovely resource, “Looking After Louis,”  by Leslie Ely and Polly Dunbar, a story about a boy with autism and his classmates as he is mainstreamed in the regular classroom. It is a simple, … Continue reading

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