Category Archives: Language

Getting Kids with Autism to Talk About Their School Day

One of the goals I have for a child I am working with who has autism, is that he tell two things about his school day, when he comes home. We have tried several approaches to help him remember as … Continue reading

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How Children Learn Language

Parents often ask what the next steps are for their children learning language and how long it will take to catch up to “normal.” Children start with naming objects using single words and progress to adding a second word for … Continue reading

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Top Picks for Language Toys at Toy Fair 2010

Now that I have come back down to earth after racing from one booth to another, and seeing all the fantastic new toys and games that amazingly creative people have produced, I want to share my top picks for the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Chinese New Year With Children

I work with a wonderful, creative family who celebrates the Chinese New Year. Mom, who is Chinese, traditionally sets the table using pages of a Chinese newspaper for the tablecloth. She covers the random pages with clear plastic and everyone … Continue reading

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Great Science Books to Use for Language Therapy

As speech language pathologists, we try to link the classroom curriculum with language goals. Currently I have elementary aged students who are studying weather, the Civil War, the nervous system, the rain forest, poetry and Black History. I look for … Continue reading

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Spoon People for Storytelling, Building Language in Therapy

What are “Spoon People” you ask? After over 35 years doing speech and language therapy, it is fun to invent something new that really works with kids. I was trying to think of a way to interest one of my … Continue reading

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Free Valentine’s Day Download Cards for Speech Therapy

Okay it is almost Valentine’s Day and I am still finding great free downloads for valentines to use with kids to make speech therapy more fun. They’re great for parents to use too for the “homemade” look for those dozens … Continue reading

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Free Downloads for Valentines Day Speech Activities

We are always looking for fun free downloads to use for speech therapy activities. www.alphamom.com has been a great source for free valentines and this year they posted several options for free vintage and retro valentines for kids. Use them … Continue reading

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Using a Game to Help Word-Finding in Speech

Today I worked with a little girl who has a word-finding problem. She has difficulty naming words in categories and even understanding categories. I brought out the “Mystery Garden” game by Ravensburger. The game board is a luscious painting of … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Picture Books for Speech Therapy

Here are some more Valentines Day books to use in speech therapy to liven up your sessions: Love, Splat by Scotton Splat has made a special valentine for his secret crush, Kitten. A little bashful about giving it to her, … Continue reading

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