Category Archives: Language

Progress in Play with Autistic Kids

I try to share my challenges and successes in therapy so others can learn from them. As we know, as parents and therapists we have good days and bad days. A good day for me is when a child I … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Child’s Language Through Art

I love art and have hopefully instilled that love in my three boys, one of whom is in an art related field. I’ve written before encouraging parents to listen for the language in art with their children. Recently, I sat … Continue reading

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Teachers Getting Paid for Lesson Plans Online

The New York TImes ran an interesting article on the front page called, “Selling Lesson Plans Online, Teachers Raise Cash and Questions.” They discussed the new market for teachers to sell their lesson plans online and the philisophical question of … Continue reading

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Creative Play for Language Delay, Disorders or Autism

As a speech language therapist or parent of a child with language disorders, we want to expand our child’s play, while following their interests. The other day, I was playing with a little boy with the Fisher Price barn. After … Continue reading

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Books on Slavery, Civil War, Language Lessons

I am working with a 5th grade student with a language disorder and she is studying the Civil War. I checked out a few books to use to work on her goals that I thought were interesting and helpful: Allen … Continue reading

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Halloween Books for Speech Therapy

My search for Halloween books that are simple, funny and have lots of language to discuss brought me to two more books that might be helpful to you. Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler is a favorite as the skeleton goes … Continue reading

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Autism Games to Play

Recently, as I was looking on the internet for games to play with my kids on the autism spectrum, I came across autismgames.org, a wonderful site engineered by speech pathologist, Tahirih Bushey. Her site and blog encourages parents and specialists … Continue reading

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Disney Offers Refunds on Baby Einstein Videos

Wow. Can you believe it? Finally, at least an implied answer to our question that so many of us have been asking–where is the research to back up the marketing claims of building a brighter baby by showing them videos … Continue reading

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The Writing Menu, Assists Speech Therapy

Many of us speech therapists were trained to rehabilitate oral language skills and leave the written skills to the teacher or resource teacher. I still believe that my main value is in building oral language skills, which can feed right … Continue reading

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

Halloween Fun with Books, Speech Therapy

I shared some of my favorite Halloween books last week and have used them when working with kids with typically developing language as well as those with auditory processing difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum. I had quite a … Continue reading

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