Category Archives: Language

Videos in Speech Therapy for Autistic Kids

This week I used some great videos with my autistic kids. One little boy has a heightened interest in ospreys so I found a video of an osprey hunting for trout, grabbing one, and returning to feed his babies in … Continue reading

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Great Games for Speech Therapy

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to find great games to use in speech therapy. I am particularly interested in games that can promote language development and are fun for the kids to play. “The … Continue reading

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Rory’s Story Cubes Has iPhone App!

If you think kids in speech therapy enjoy Rory’s Story Cubes, watch them get excited about the iPhone App. Just shake your phone and the dice appear to tumble and land on images to start your story. You can move … Continue reading

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Newsweek Reports “Creativity Crisis” With Children

In a recent article in Newsweek, “The Creativity Crisis,” it is reported that for the first time American creativity scores are declining. Children have been tested for creativity and then followed by scholars to see if there is a link … Continue reading

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Using “Rory’s Story Cubes” in Speech Language Therapy

Many times our goal in speech therapy is for children to learn to build stories, adding details, descriptive words and generating a beginning, middle and end. We can use picture cards, photographs, objects and now “Rory’s Story Cubes” to generate … Continue reading

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Back to School Speech Therapy

It’s exciting watching kids assemble their new school supplies, get their backpacks together and compare who is in what class. Some of my friends are teary as they launch their college kids and prepare to drop them off and return … Continue reading

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Teaching Special Needs Kids to Take Tests

I was at a planning meeting this week with a team that I collaborate with as a private speech pathologist. My client is on the autism spectrum and I had just completed a diagnostic evaluation. I shared my results of … Continue reading

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Speech Language Lessons for Elementary School, Peter’s Place

Children with Language learning disabilities benefit from reading and discussing good literature. Yesterday I read, Peter’s Place by Sally Grindley–a beautifully illustrated story about a young boy who’s place is his clifftop home above the ocean. He befriends the birds … Continue reading

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Speech Lessons from Valeri Gorbachev Books

When I find a book I really like for using with my speech and language special needs kids, I usually see what else that author has written. My journey with author and illustrator Valerie  Gorbachev, began when I grabbed Red … Continue reading

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Summer Speech and Language Therapy Outside

Some kids work harder in a less structured setting, moving and learning as they go. Summer is a great opportunity to take these kids outside to explore and work on speech and language goals on the move. My friend, Nathan, … Continue reading

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