Category Archives: Language

Teaching Social Skills With Puppets

I really enjoy ASHA Leader Magazine’s new format and especially look forward to the “Blogjam” section, since I’m a blogger and have even been featured in it. In the March issue one of my favorite SLP blogs, If Only I … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Articulation, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Pretend Play Builds Language

Some of the most creative homes I visit have an overflowing bin of costumes, swords, masks, necklaces, wings, tiaras, and safari hats. I actually encourage parents to start gathering some props to keep available starting at 12 months, when pretend … Continue reading

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Language Lesson Making Comparisons “What If You Had Animal Teeth?”

“What If You Had Animal Teeth?” by Sandra Markle has the right combination of goofy comparisons, outrageous illustrations and fascinating animal facts to appeal to kids. Open the book and you are greeted with a child’s open mouth with the … Continue reading

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“Hello Sunshine,” New PAL Award winner, Shines In Preschool Speech Therapy

Toddlers can be a bit of a challenge in speech therapy because you have to keep them engaged and motivated with great toys and activities while building their language. Sunshine was quite a hit with my little ones as they … Continue reading

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Two New Games For Preschool Speech Therapy

Two new PAL Award winners are favorites with the preschool set. “Bear In Underwear Backpack Adventure Board Game” and “Animal Soup The Mixed-Up Animal Board Game!”   by The Haywire Group are such creative yet simple starter games for preschoolers … Continue reading

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Toddler Talking Points

Toddlers are some of my favorite people–they explore with abandon, imitate pirates and fairies, refuse with gusto, stack, dump and search, communicate with persistence, and give enthusiastic hugs with sloppy kisses. So why would we get in their way? One … Continue reading

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Teaching The Difference Between Honesty and Being Frank

Often as speech pathologists we are called upon to teach kids the nuances of language. What does someone REALLY mean when they say something? Can we get some clues from their face and body language? I just found this new … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Preparing For a Toddler’s Speech and Language Evaluation

I frequently get calls from parents of children 15-18 months old saying their child isn’t talking and they want an evaluation. I take a little more information on the phone and then ask them to do something for me before … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Toy Fair 2013!

I can’t wait for the International Toy Fair in New York City! It starts tomorrow and even a mere 2-3 feet of snow isn’t stopping me. There is such excitement in the Javitts Center as inventors, manufacturers and retailers all … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 8 years and up, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toys | Leave a comment

Speech Therapy Rewards

Now that I’ve gotten your attention, since you might be looking for great reinforcement ideas for speech therapy, I am actually going to tell you about how I feel rewarded doing what I do! This has been a week of … Continue reading

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