Category Archives: Preschool

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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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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Back To School Great New Games for Speech Therapy

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting for students as well as educators–I still feel the thrill several years after I’ve left the public schools to start my private practice. Everything is fresh and new–paper, name tags, … Continue reading

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Back to School Speech Therapy, Great Puzzles

I love to use puzzles in speech therapy and want to share some new terrific puzzles to liven up therapy sessions. Interesting puzzles can be used as a reinforcer for articulation therapy or language lessons, having the child give a … Continue reading

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Comparisons Lessons in Speech Therapy

I recently took a new book out of the library to use for speech language therapy sessions and realized it was perfect for teaching comparisons and book-to-book connections. Jam and Honey by Melita Morales is actually two books under one … Continue reading

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New Collaborative Games for Speech Therapy

I love to discover new toy companies that provide beautifully designed, fun, educational games. I was introduced to Peaceable Kingdom at the Toy Fair in February and just had the opportunity to review their games with kids and they met … Continue reading

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Dr. Panda, Teach Me! App Review for Speech Language Therapy

I know you will enjoy this guest post by Katie Kelley, SLP at  peachyspeech.com. Katie’s depth of knowledge on speech therapy apps contributes to her valuable recommendations. Here she is reviewing “Dr. Panda, Teach Me!” which is designed for typically … Continue reading

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Kid’s Progress in Speech Therapy

My private practice is 9 years old and lately I am hearing from some former parents who are asking for a tune-up in therapy for their kids. Yesterday I did a preschool observation of a little 4 1/2 year-old boy … Continue reading

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