Category Archives: Language

Inference Lessons in Speech Therapy

I’m often looking for good lessons to teach inference in speech therapy. So many of the kids I work with have difficulty with abstract language. One girl I work with is 12 years old and I have seen her since … Continue reading

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New Blue Orange Games PAL Winners Perfect for Speech Therapy fun

Those of you who know me, know that I have been using Blue Orange Games for speech therapy for years. Kids still request Froggy Boogie or Pengaloo for a fun reinforcing game in therapy. Recently Blue Orange Games has been … Continue reading

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Toobers and Zots and Sandzini Dough for Speech Therapy Activities

New PAL Award winner, Toobers and Zots, by Little Kids, Inc. is great for speech therapy activities. Designed for 3 years and up, I brought my tub of bendable foam tubes, dots, holes and specialty pieces to therapy with kids … Continue reading

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Storymatic Kids for Fantastically Fun Writing Prompts

I just awarded  Storymatic Kids with a 2012 PAL Award for its incredibly fun way to learn to tell and write stories! Originally designed as a writing prompt by a creative writing teacher in Vermont, Storymatic has taken on a … Continue reading

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Comprehension Lessons in Speech Therapy

It’s fun to be on a school team again twice a month when I meet with the public school special education team working with my kindergarten client. My little friend is on the higher end of the autism spectrum and … 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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Dr. Panda, Teach Me! App Review for Speech Language Therapy

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. Here she is reviewing “Dr. Panda, Teach Me!” which is designed for typically … 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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More Preschool Speech Therapy Ideas

This week, I blogged in response to a question I got from a fellow SLP asking for ideas to keep preschoolers engaged in a speech and language lesson. As I was working with a 2 1/2 year-old today, I was … Continue reading

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