Category Archives: Preschool

Take the “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” to Articulation Therapy

Wonder Forge makes such creative and engaging games for preschoolers, loaded with language learning! Their latest PAL Award winner, “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” is loads of fun for little girls and encourages some language learning as players have … Continue reading

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Let’s Teach “She” and “He”

More on yesterday’s topic of teaching personal pronouns to preschoolers. I had a session today with my little girl who is also working on he/she and his/her. She loved the Fisher Price Happy Family set which has many girls. I … Continue reading

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Tips For Parents on How to Read Aloud to Their Children

I aways enjoy hearing from former colleagues and got a note this week from Patti, a fellow speech pathologist with whom I shared a room when I worked in the preschool special education program in our town. We really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Using Art Sets in Preschool Speech Therapy

Most kids love art and creating their own masterpiece. I often use art kits in preschool therapy because I can easily engage a child and offer her another sticker, piece of tape or a marker as a reward for repeating … 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 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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Toddlers Lead the Play in Speech Therapy

No matter how much I plan and pack in my therapy bag, I still have to follow the lead in play of the little toddler I am working with. What I thought was a great toy or idea often goes … 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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Managing Behavior in Speech Therapy Groups

Although one of the perks of doing private therapy is that I can see kids individually, I certainly remember the challenges of keeping a group of students engaged during speech therapy sessions when I worked in the schools! I had … 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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