Category Archives: Elementary School Age

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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Word Finding Speech Therapy Lessons on Recycling

When I work with a child with Word Finding difficulties I follow his curriculum and work closely with his teacher. I have been fortunate this year to have an outstanding kindergarten teacher to collaborate with. She sends home a book … Continue reading

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Launching HABA’s new Terra Kids Catamaran

One of the joys of having a toy award is knowing that I am helping kids by helping their parents and educators select great products to build language. But, I must add that I just love to find great toys, … Continue reading

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Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … 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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The SLP Toolbelt, I Got an iPad…Now What?

I know you will enjoy this guest post by Katie Kelley, SLP at  peachyspeech.com. Katie’s depth of knowledge on speech therapy apps contributes to her valuable recommendations. I work in a school district where very few SLPs have access to … Continue reading

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“You’ve Been Sentenced! Great For Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we spend a lot of time helping kids put together a good sentence and eventually a story. “You’ve Been Sentenced!” can help such language learning and provide a lot of fun in the process. Racing against a … Continue reading

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Huck Runs Amuck! by Sean Taylor wins PAL Award

Here’s a terrific new book with all the elements for teaching language and emergent literacy skills. I’ve used this book repeatedly in speech therapy sessions for sequencing, re-tell, rhyming and description.  Here is my review: I love when I find … Continue reading

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New Challenges For Speech Therapists Working in the Schools

Over the past couple of weeks I have spoken to some SLP’s who I’ve worked with or known over the years in several states who are doing therapy in the schools. Listening to their stories of what is required now … Continue reading

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