Category Archives: Language

Valentines Day Books for Speech Therapy

It’s time to talk about love, hugs and kisses and use some fun stories to work on children’s speech and language goals. More books are included in last year’s blogs. Here are some fun books for preschoolers and early elementary … Continue reading

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Parents Observing Speech Therapy

It has always been my objective to have parents involved in their child’s therapy process. Sometimes I feel like I get almost twice the progress when parents watch, learn and implement my strategies for their child’s speech and language goals. … Continue reading

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Books to Use with Children With Autism

I am always looking for good stories that have a simple, fun story and clear illustrations to begin working on describing pictures, re-telling a story and answering questions about the content. Some professionals who work with children with ASD asked … Continue reading

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Choosing Educational Toys for Speech Development

Toys do make a difference in stimulating a child’s speech development. I am constantly reminded of this as I work in homes and see what toy selections some kids have. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on … Continue reading

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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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