Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Speech Language Therapy Books

I try to work on all of my language goals while using excellent children’s literature. Recently, I was working on brainstorming ideas with a student to prepare for a writing assignment about a “memory.” The teacher read Wilfrid Gordon McDonald … Continue reading

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Language Therapy Book Resources, Elementary Age

I love to use great picture books when doing language therapy so I wanted to share a few that have been rich for teaching certain language goals for elementary aged kids. Recently I was working with a fourth grader whose … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Successful Speech Therapy

Having worked in the public and private schools for over 20 years, and now in private practice, I still feel like I am going back to school in September. I remember getting all the class lists, schedules, changes in schedules … 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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Build Language at Stepping Stones Museum, CT

I had heard nothing but fantastic reviews from parents about the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. A visit from my one and a half and three year-old grandchildren prompted my first visit there today. Wow is all … Continue reading

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Speech Therapists Back to School

There is something exciting about the start of school each year–the opportunity to start afresh, take a new look at old challenges, start with kids after a refreshing summer vacation (for you both). I have the experience of having had … Continue reading

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Speech Word Finding Activities

I work with some children who have word-finding difficulties and sometimes it is hard to find fun activities to reinforce vocabulary within categories. When one of my students shared her “project” from art camp the other day, it struck me … Continue reading

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Creative Play with Autistic Kids

When I arrived at the home of one of the kids I work with who is on the Autism Spectrum, I saw a long tunnel he had made out of cardboard blocks that ran the length of the room. Mom … 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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“ChickyBoom” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Blue Orange Games, known for their “hot games for a cool planet,” continue to invent clever games for kids that are friendly to our environment. Their latest member of the family, “ChickyBoom,” calls on fine motor skill and balance, requiring … Continue reading

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