Category Archives: Language

5 Lessons Learned From Playing Board Games

The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin … Continue reading

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Is The Tooth Mouse Coming to Your House for Christmas?

One of my favorite books to give as a gift and read to children is The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, illustrated by  Janice Nadeau. I just read it again yesterday to a first grade boy and was reminded of … Continue reading

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Language-Gap Study Bolsters Push For Pre-K, Article in NYT Today

The front page story in the New York Times today has a fascinating article on a new study reinforcing the results of research two decades ago, finding that children of higher income families hear a greater quantity of words than … Continue reading

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Halloween Spider Fun in Speech Therapy

Okay, spiders aren’t my favorite bug, but as long as they are cute in a book, I am okay with them. Let’s not get into snakes though! Today I brought out one of my favorite Halloween books for Speech Therapy, … Continue reading

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Halloween Preschool Speech Therapy Carryover

I have the privilege of working in homes so parents of preschoolers can watch their child’s speech therapy sessions and carry over techniques to further progress. Sometimes they will sit down with us or often, they are “busy” close by … Continue reading

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Toys and Games Shared on “Teachmetotalk” Podcast today

I really enjoyed being a guest on Laura Mize’s Podcast today for “Teachmetotalk” on the topic of “Great Toys From Play On Words.” She is a pediatric speech pathologist who hosts a weekly show highlighting information for parents of children … Continue reading

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Play “That’s It!” by Gamewright to Teach Vocabulary and Categories in Speech Therapy

It’s Back to School time and teachers and therapists are looking for that new fun game that is filled with learning potential. Gamewright’s new PAL winner, “That’s It!” really is just that! And portable too for those of us who … Continue reading

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Play Your Way Back To School

Anticipating the start of a new school year is both exciting and daunting. As a parent and school speech therapist, I always felt the promise of a fresh start with new teachers, classmates, bulletin boards, pencils and backpacks. In my … Continue reading

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Volvo of Westport Welcomes ALL Kids to Their Showroom, Including Those with Special Needs

The past few summers I have had fun taking speech therapy on the road with my friend, James. We call our sessions “outings.” I’m not sure who enjoys the change up of scenery most, James or me, as get outside … Continue reading

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Lessons in Writing from “Little Red Writing” by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet

With everyone anticipating the start of school, teachers and therapists are gathering new ideas to teach their lessons. I have worked within classrooms during writing lessons to encourage brainstorming, critical thinking and organizing for a writing assignment. I’ve seen teachers … Continue reading

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