Category Archives: Language

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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Puppet-on-a-Stick Helps Attention In Speech Therapy

I was attracted to Educational Insights’ Puppet-on-a-Stick at the Toy Fair last year, because of it’s unique design, allowing kids to hold the character and operate the mouth while pulling down the lever on his stick body. Obvious uses are … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Articulation, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Using SQUIGGLE On-The-Go in Speech Therapy

How can a little pad and pencil inject so much fun in a speech therapy session? Kids loved tearing off a square sheet with a little scribble (Squiggle) that they were to add to. We used our pad in a … Continue reading

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Review of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development

Today I welcome speech language pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon, as my guest blogger, author of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development. It has been my experience that parents often know how to talk to and … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game For Language Lessons

Truth be told,  there is only one honest player at a time in this zany game of pretend to know your friends. Designed for kids to adults, beginning at age 12, TRUTH BE TOLD“Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as … Continue reading

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Pig Has a Plan by Ethan Long Makes Reading and Language Learning Fun

My latest PAL Award winner, Pig Has a Plan, actually makes learning to read fun. Having just returned from time with a 4 1/2  and 6 year-old at various stages of learning to read, I listened to both boring and quite … Continue reading

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