Category Archives: Preschool

More Preschool Speech Therapy Ideas

This week, I blogged in response to a question I got from a fellow SLP asking for ideas to keep preschoolers engaged in a speech and language lesson. As I was working with a 2 1/2 year-old today, I was … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Ideas for Preschoolers

One of the joys of having a blog is that I hear from people literally all around the world. Some are parents seeking advice for their children who have speech and language delays, some are students in grad school asking … Continue reading

Posted in Apraxia, Autism, Language, play, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 5 Comments

Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Autism, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Move! Sing! Play Along and Sing! CD’s for Therapists and Parents

I learned about this wonderful set of CD’s created by music therapist and educator, Margie La Bella, when she submitted them and won a PAL Award.  According to her website, “Her CD series Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn! is … Continue reading

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New Playmobil Sets for Language Learning

I just awarded two new Playmobil sets with the PAL Award because they generate such rich pretend play and language for learning. “My First 1.2.3 Knight’s Castle” is right in the toddler’s sweet spot. The chunks of castle turret easily … Continue reading

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BBQ Blitz for Speech Therapy

One of the hoppin’ booths at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City was Educational Insights. It wasn’t just that they were stuffing your bags with free games, but that the games were fantastic! One of their new games, … Continue reading

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anamalz Characters Great for Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we appreciate toys with several props along a theme. Kids start thinking within a category and have several characters to interact in the jungle, on the farm, or in prehistoric times. Anamalz provides darling animal characters with … Continue reading

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Lego Creative Sorter Wins PAL Award, Speech Therapy Tool

Here’s a multi-use lego DUPLO  bucket for loads of therapy fun. Spread the word to your OT and PT friends too because there is a lot of fine motor planning and execution in this toy. I have worked on verbs, … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, play, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toddler, Toys | Leave a comment

Creative Cakes by DUPLO Fun for Speech Therapy

Don’t we love DUPLO lego products for getting the language learning going in speech therapy? Recently, lego  introduced several new products covered in pink that are aimed at getting girls interested in building. I look forward to reviewing “Olivia’ House” … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Articulation, Language, play, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toys | Leave a comment

Pediatric Speech Therapy, Parents’ To Do List

I was asked to compile a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents of children with whom I work–what I’d really like to tell them to make pediatric speech therapy a successful, collaborative venture. So many things came to mind … Continue reading

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