Category Archives: Elementary School Age

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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Best New Games for Speech Therapy

I have always used toys and games in my speech therapy sessions that are designed for all kids, meaning the fun factor comes first. It has been my passion to find outstanding products marketed for the general population, that have … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Conversation Builder

It is my pleasure to introduce guest blogger,  Katie Kelley, a speech language pathologist whose insightful reviews of the best apps for use in therapy give a fresh perspective on how we can optimize our work with children with special … Continue reading

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Pediatric Speech Therapy, Parents’ To Do List

I was asked to compile a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents of children with whom I work–what I’d really like to tell them to make pediatric speech therapy a successful, collaborative venture. So many things came to mind … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Teach Syllables And Explain “Why”

I always enjoyed working in the schools and now look forward to my bi-monthly meetings with the staff at an elementary school who works with one of my kids on the autism spectrum. There is such a depth of knowledge … Continue reading

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New Books to Teach Inference to Autistic Kids

I love finding great books that can teach inference to autistic kids. The books need to share a simple story in prose (rhyming texts are great for language learning but are harder to follow) with clear, bold illustrations to visually … Continue reading

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Chirchir Is Singing, Lessons in Poetry and Storytelling

Here is my latest PAL Award winning book, “Chirchir is Singing” by Kelly Cunnane and Jude Daley. Try this delightful tale for a read-aloud to an elementary class or speech-language therapy group, teaching word pictures, poetry and story-telling or include … Continue reading

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Halloween Ideas for Speech Therapy

Don’t we all want a catchy Halloween activity for our kids that we work with? Some say it is the most popular holiday. I believe it since kids are already talking about their costumes and planning parties. I saw a … Continue reading

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Winner Announced for Konexi Giveaway!

Congratulations to our winner of the Konexi Giveaway! Alexis is the random winner. I know you will enjoy this game and I look forward to your comments on how you use it with kids! Thanks to all my readers who … Continue reading

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How To Manage IEP Process For Parents

Autism Speaks just released a new 26 page guide, “Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips”  to help parents navigate the IEP process. Developed by a group of pro bono lawyers at Goodwin Proctor, this guide is available … Continue reading

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