Category Archives: Elementary School Age

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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Best New Apps For Speech Therapy

We all know that kids love using our iPad and iPhones–it’s been called a child’s new best friend. I am amazed at the ease with which a 2 year-old, delayed in language, quickly manipulates figures on his dad’s iPhone and … Continue reading

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Back to School Speech Therapy Apps

As we speech therapists head back to school or start up our practices after summer vacation, we are always on the hunt for new, exciting and effective therapy activities. Since kids are using iPads, iPods and iPhones so much to … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Therapy On the Road

August is a big vacation month so let’s talk about how to keep the language learning going. When I go on vacation, I am constantly learning new and unique information about the area that I am visiting. On our recent … 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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