Category Archives: Language

Take the “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” to Articulation Therapy

Wonder Forge makes such creative and engaging games for preschoolers, loaded with language learning! Their latest PAL Award winner, “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” is loads of fun for little girls and encourages some language learning as players have … Continue reading

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30 Year-old Legos Excite Speech Therapy Kids

As you know, I find myself with several 5-8 year-old boys on my caseload and they are wild about legos. My little friend ran upstairs this morning to pour over his lego catalogue with me, showing me that the picture … Continue reading

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Let’s Teach “She” and “He”

More on yesterday’s topic of teaching personal pronouns to preschoolers. I had a session today with my little girl who is also working on he/she and his/her. She loved the Fisher Price Happy Family set which has many girls. I … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Pronouns to a Preschooler?

As you know, I enjoyed speaking to masters students in speech pathology at Northwestern University about a week ago. I really like to share ideas on how to make therapy fun and effective with the best toys. I received the … Continue reading

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“Finger Peeps” Puppets Can Build Language in Speech Therapy

I have shared several “Artzooka” make-and-play kits by Wooky Entertainment. They are colorful, fun, creative and fairly simple to assemble for pretend play and language learning. Last week I brought their newest kit to a therapy session and my little … Continue reading

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Teaching Northwestern University SLP’s How To Choose Best Toys

Last Friday I had the privilege of speaking at my alma mater, Northwestern University to their first year masters degree students in speech pathology. It all started when I received a note from one of their assistant professors telling me … Continue reading

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Best New Toys to Develop Speech and Language

It’s spring–I think! New flowers, new buds, and new toys. I have tested so many new products for the PAL Award in these past few weeks that I want to share some favorites that stand out for having the potential … Continue reading

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Spring, Time To Grow Language With New PAL Award Winners

Crocuses popping up, dogwoods blooming and peepers whistling in the neighborhood pond remind me that spring has arrived and the landscape is alive again. As we look at new growth and new beginnings what about checking out some great toys … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy with Playdoh

Lately I have been reminded to follow the interests of the children I am working with–almost to an extreme! My little 2 year-old friend starts saying “Dough” as soon as he sees we arrive at this door and I have … Continue reading

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Bringing Science Into Speech Therapy

STEM is hot right now as we put the spotlight on science, technology, engineering and math. What is exciting to me is that language is right in the center of STEM, as curriculums increasingly require kids to tell the “why” … Continue reading

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