Category Archives: Reading

Lessons Through Making Dinosaurs

I have several early elementary aged boys on my caseload and am always looking for interesting materials to keep them actively involved in the therapy session. Silver Dolphin’s The Field Guide to Dinosaurs fascinated them! One little boy left the room … Continue reading

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Reading to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Yesterday, I met a mom and a little boy whom I will be working with. He is relatively newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mom had a lot of questions. We started talking about reading and she said he … Continue reading

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Dads Are The Best!

I love working with parents but usually it is Mom who participates in our therapy sessions or moms who attend talks that I give on talking, reading and playing with your baby to encourage language development. When the dads show … Continue reading

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Christian Books for Preschoolers as Christmas Gifts

As a speech pathologist, I am always interested in what others in my profession are producing besides doing therapy. I came across these delightful books called, God is with me Through the Day, and God is with me Through the … Continue reading

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Preschool Predictors of Literacy

Recently the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) examined scientifically based research on what factors were influential in predicting literacy in children. They looked at what skills were taught before kindergarten that would contribute to successful readers when kids entered school. … Continue reading

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“Rain Forest:A Journey From the River to the Treetops,” by Silver Dolphin Books

Strap on your boots and rain gear to venture through the entangled layers of the rain forest–discovering their inhabitants, habitat and prey, feeling the sheer immensity of the jungle. Clearly dividing the forest layers from the river, forest floor, understory, … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Dream Come True

As educators, we strive to inspire our students to learn in an interesting and exciting way and then sit back to see if a child can use what we have taught them. Last week, when I arrived at Quinn’s house … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poetry Resources for Home and Speech Therapy

Well, we are winding up a month of celebrating poetry and I have enjoyed every bit of it! Clever poems teach the rhythm of language, rhyme, humor and condensing ideas into clever language.  I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

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What to Look for in Baby Books to Encourage Language

I am often asked to recommend baby books and admit I am pretty picky as to what I suggest. Here are some of my criteria for a stimulating and enjoyable book to share with your baby into toddlerhood: simple subject … Continue reading

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Picture Books Teach Diversity

In our effort to raise a generation of little ones who celebrate the differences in friends and are educated in classrooms that includes all kinds of learning styles and disabilities, we look for good books that tell the story of … Continue reading

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