Category Archives: Language

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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E-Books vs Print Books for Children?

With the influx of technology into the world of children’s books, it is interesting to watch the reaction of new parents to the options available to them–read a paper book and turn the pages or pull out your tablet and … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use the Best Games for Children with Special Needs

I want to write a series of blogs on how to choose and use the best games, toys and books for children with special needs, since that is where my passion, experience and expertise in speech language therapy and great … Continue reading

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“I Can Play That” Brings Together Language, Literacy and Pretend Play

“I Can Play That” is the latest in a series of wonderful resources to encourage language development through reading by Dr. Susan Lederer. Her first two interactive storybooks, “I Can Say That” and “I Can Do That” provide simple repetitive … 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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Free Game Giveaway, Tell Tale by Blue Orange Games

In the spirit of the holidays when we gather with family and share memories and “tell tales,” we are having a playonwords Free Game Giveaway this week! PAL Award winner, “Tell Tale,” comes in a tiny tin of fun with … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Lessons for Articulation and Word Finding

I think I will blog today about my therapy sessions. I saw kids from 2 1/2 to 13 years old. My takeaway today is how much I love great books and games and how useful they are in my therapy … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Articulation, Books, Games, Language, Word Finding | Leave a comment

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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Splish Splash! New Game for Speech Therapy

Splish Splash! is the newest PAL Award winner for the preschool set. A great starter game that offers short turns so it is a perfect reinforcer for Speech Therapy. Here is my review: Jump right into this multi-colored pond of … Continue reading

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