Category Archives: Language

Spring Speech Therapy Lessons, Poetry

Kids l love water so a story about splashing in puddles is the perfect spring book for a speech therapy lesson. Puddles, by Jonathan London is all about having fun exploring after a thunderstorm and definitely NOT staying dry! This … Continue reading

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Illustrations Encourage Children’s Language Development

I love art and use it frequently in language therapy. After reading a picture book, I will often ask a question and have a child illustrate his answer. Watching what details he includes helps me see what he has understood … Continue reading

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Child Apraxia Speech Therapy Progress

Today was a good day. I feel like we turned a corner with little 2 year-old Travis who is diagnosed with child apraxia of speech. I was the first speech therapist to get involved with the family and have guided … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Language Lessons from Picture Books

I love finding great picture books to teach language lessons. I have been using “My Dog Lyle “by Goldfinger for several goals with children in speech therapy. Lyle is quite the extraordinary dog as his owner describes his special characteristics, … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces 2011 PAL Awards

Today is exciting because I announced the first PAL Awards for 2011. My top 22 toys and games that encourage creative play that builds language are recognized on my website here. I had such fun playing with the toys and … Continue reading

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Announcing First 2011 PAL (Play Advances Language) Awards

Playonwords.com, established in 2003 by respected speech pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces its first 2011 PAL Awards (Play Advanced Language) given to 21 new toys and games. The highly selective PAL Award recognizes toys, games and books that, by design, content, … Continue reading

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New Games and Toys for Speech Therapy

Some games and toys are directly related to building language or helping with speech articulation. I blogged about 2 such games last time. Another valuable tool for speech therapy is a toy where you build on it, adding pieces as … Continue reading

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Great Games for Speech Therapy

At the New York Toy Fair 2011, I found many wonderful games for kids but two in particular stand out for speech therapy. “Guess How I Feel?” by Fun and Function helps kids talk about their feelings and reactions to … Continue reading

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Best Educational Toys for Storytelling

Telling stories builds speech, language, and pre-literacy skills as children create a beginning, middle and end to their story, sequence and link concepts together to brainstorm a cohesive story. Fun materials stimulate thinking whether in speech therapy or at home … Continue reading

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Talk To Your Baby To Build Language

From your newborn’s first cry, you are drawn into a lifelong conversation just between the two of you! Coos and babbles are the foundation for later language and all learning. Although he can’t understand words yet, he is already recognizing … Continue reading

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