Category Archives: Language

Creative Cakes by DUPLO Fun for Speech Therapy

Don’t we love DUPLO lego products for getting the language learning going in speech therapy? Recently, lego  introduced several new products covered in pink that are aimed at getting girls interested in building. I look forward to reviewing “Olivia’ House” … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Articulation, Language, play, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Books, Elementary School Age, Language, Preschool Class, Reading, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Is the Toy Industry Listening to Kids With Special Needs?

Earning bling for my princess tiara, landing at the secret rangers headquarters, shooting mini-marshmallows, cuddling up in a wearable puppet, guessing, rhyming, plinking and popping, I was captivated by every minute of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair. The air … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Babies, Birth-3 year-olds, Games, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Toy Trends At the New York International Toy Fair 2012

It only took one day at the New York International Toy Fair to note what I thought was the biggest trend in 2012–pairing the iPad and tablets to traditional play whether it was a board game, puzzle or trampoline. I … Continue reading

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Great New Picture Books for Speech Therapy

I love to use outstanding picture books in therapy. Kids learn to love books, identify the elements of a great story and practice many critical thinking  or articulation skills. Here are some of my favorite new books that kids enjoy: … Continue reading

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“Splish Splash Splat” Wins PAL Award for Language Learning Fun

Splat was enjoying the perfect dream as candy fish swam by when mom interrupted his sleep, declaring it was time to get up. And oh, by the way, his arch enemy, Spike was coming over for a playdate after school. … 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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Lessons for Description, Association, Inference for Speech Therapy

When I find a good book to use with several of my clients in speech therapy, it is truly a gift. So it is exciting to share a gem I found at one of my scouting missions at my public … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Word Finding | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 10 and up, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Apps, Autism, Elementary School Age, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

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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