Category Archives: Preschool Class

How to Choose and Use the Best Games for Children with Special Needs

I want to write a series of blogs on how to choose and use the best games, toys and books for children with special needs, since that is where my passion, experience and expertise in speech language therapy and great … Continue reading

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Top Preschool Books to Encourage Language Development

Here are some of my favorites, old and new for your preschooler to encourage language through a great story: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens. Check out my review. Kids love this book for the zany antics of the … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Games, “S’ Match” by Thinkfun

I use fun commercial games for speech therapy all the time. Some are valuable as a reinforcer after a turn of saying a sound, practicing a language structure or using appropriate social language. It is helpful if they are fast … Continue reading

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Seeing Differences In Preschools, Choosing the Right One

Last week a mom approached me for my opinion on whether her 2 year 3-month old daughter was on track with her language. I could understand some of what little Charlotte said and she was using 2-3 word sentences. I … Continue reading

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Getting Speech Delayed Children to Talk at Nursery School

When I work with 2 and 3 year-olds, often Mom gives me the feedback that “they aren’t talking much at school.” My answer to that is let me do a session in their preschool. Today I did just that. I … Continue reading

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A Clever Preschool Teacher

While I was visiting with a mom today, her 4 year-old daughter was creating a pretend world with her blocks. The blocks had many different shapes, but were the traditional natural wood blocks, without painted villages or people on them. … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy

Once again I am reminded of the importance of good communication between  preschool teachers, speech therapists working with a child in their class, and parents. Last week a mom called me concerned about her 3 year-old son, Eli, whom I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day With Books

I was in a second grade class yesterday and as part of their preparation for Martin Luther King Day, they were studying African American authors. They read several books by Angela Johnson including One of Three ,The Leaving Morning and Do … Continue reading

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Land of Pretend Play–Another Fun Visit to Preschool

One of the enjoyable parts of my job is that I occasionally get to go and see one of my little clients in their preschool setting and work with them there, observing how their language impacts their relationship with peers … Continue reading

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What I Saw in a Great Preschool to Build Language

I visit many area preschools, sometimes doing therapy within a child’s school setting, just observing or giving in-service training to teachers and staff. Last week I went to a preschool that was new to me. I was impressed with two … Continue reading

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