Category Archives: Language

Reading Picture Detail to Understand the Story

I am fortunate to consult as a part of a public school team of professionals who work with one of my clients on the autism spectrum. Recently, his classroom and special ed teacher said they were working on “reading” the … Continue reading

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Elf Magic Gets Conversations Going

Christmas is a time for traditions and our latest PAL Award winner, Elf Magic, is a delightful tradition where Santa’s magic elves visit families during the Christmas season to be daytime buddies and engage in Elfcapades at night. Different from … Continue reading

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BrickStix and Mod Stix Build Story Telling

Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer for the holidays that kids will love? You know the kind of gift they open and then disappear for a few hours, entertaining themselves? Or a gift for your students, or something … Continue reading

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EzyRoller Gets Kids Moving

One of my favorite toy testing families came for a visit, jumped off their bikes and ran to get in line for a turn on the EzyRoller. Described as “not a luge, not a bike, not a scooter, moves like … Continue reading

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Book Lessons on Being Different

I loved my visit to our town library today and was rewarded with a full bookshelf of “NEW!” books. They put a little sticker on them which really gets kids excited too. I grabbed several for my language lesson with … Continue reading

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Dress for Success – 24 words to teach your child… in 30 seconds a day

Thanks to our guest blogger, Erica Cardamone, speech-language pathologist, talking expert, and new blogger at www.thespeechies.com, whose mission is to provide parents with the same knowledge and tools that we use during speech therapy, to build and enhance their children’s language. Check out … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

One of the challenges of being an itinerant speech therapist is that you have to plan enough activities for the hour and bring your fun to the child. I usually have about 4-6 activities planned for a preschool speech therapy … Continue reading

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Fresh Squeezed Feeding Line by Infantino Helpful for Speech Feeding Therapy

When I saw Infantino’s new Fresh Squeezed feeding line I was excited to see their high quality, easy and efficient masher, mill and puree machine to prepare soft foods to load up 4 ounce food pouches in their Squeeze Station. … Continue reading

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Rorys’ Story Cubes MAX Helps Kids With Special Needs

Speech therapists, parents and kids have enjoyed Rory’s Story Cubes for building storytelling skills as players use images on dice to trigger ideas for their tale. Inventor Rory O’Connor, who brought us Action Cubes this year as well, which depict … Continue reading

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Concept and Vocabulary Lessons for Preschool Speech Therapy

If you are an itinerant speech therapist like I am, you love to find books packed with potential speech therapy lessons so you don’t have to break your back lugging around a lot of books! Tiger Tales just sent me … Continue reading

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