Category Archives: Books

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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Books to Use with Children With Autism

I am always looking for good stories that have a simple, fun story and clear illustrations to begin working on describing pictures, re-telling a story and answering questions about the content. Some professionals who work with children with ASD asked … Continue reading

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“God is With Me Through the Night” by Julie Cantrell

After family laughs, snuggles and kisses, going to bed alone in the dark is a little scary. Reading God is With Me Through the Night, arms your little one with spiritual principles in the face of fear. Pairing a simple … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun with Books, Speech Therapy

I shared some of my favorite Halloween books last week and have used them when working with kids with typically developing language as well as those with auditory processing difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum. I had quite a … Continue reading

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Linking Children’s Literature To Life Builds Language Skills

Encouraging a child to link a story they’ve read with their life experience, builds language skills. Understanding a concept in the story such as working through a difficulty, sharing, making a friend or reading about a fish, and then making … Continue reading

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Materials for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Many speech delayed children have apraxia of speech or apraxic-like characteristics: inability to consistently repeat speech models, difficulty with the motor programming for speech, In my work with preschoolers who have these characteristics, I have found several materials valuable, one … Continue reading

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Beach Speech Therapy Materials at the Library

I use my Fairfield Public Library regularly for great books to use for therapy. Recently the children’s librarian introduced me to “Little Learners Circle Time Totes.” Unzip the blue canvas tote and you are treated to a theme party of … Continue reading

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Cheerios Gives Free Books in Cereal Boxes

Although the news of Cheerios giving away award winning books in their cereal boxes was released through Reuters, I got it straight from a mom at the breakfast table!  “Hey Sherry, in our latest box of Cheerios we got a … Continue reading

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“Rain Forest:A Journey From the River to the Treetops,” by Silver Dolphin Books

Strap on your boots and rain gear to venture through the entangled layers of the rain forest–discovering their inhabitants, habitat and prey, feeling the sheer immensity of the jungle. Clearly dividing the forest layers from the river, forest floor, understory, … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Dream Come True

As educators, we strive to inspire our students to learn in an interesting and exciting way and then sit back to see if a child can use what we have taught them. Last week, when I arrived at Quinn’s house … Continue reading

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