Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Getting Kids with Autism to Talk About Their School Day

One of the goals I have for a child I am working with who has autism, is that he tell two things about his school day, when he comes home. We have tried several approaches to help him remember as … Continue reading

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How Children Learn Language

Parents often ask what the next steps are for their children learning language and how long it will take to catch up to “normal.” Children start with naming objects using single words and progress to adding a second word for … Continue reading

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Articulation Carryover Activities for “S and “SH”

I find books to be a great language enriching carryover activity for articulation. Recently I was working on /s/ and /sh/ with several students and used the book, Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham to provide practice and carryover for the … Continue reading

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Simple Snow Stories for Speech Language Therapy

It’s almost March and we are having two snowstorms out east this week. So even though I see readers requesting Spring lessons for therapy, I am still literally stuck in the snow! Here are a couple of fun books I … Continue reading

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Spoon People for Storytelling, Building Language in Therapy

What are “Spoon People” you ask? After over 35 years doing speech and language therapy, it is fun to invent something new that really works with kids. I was trying to think of a way to interest one of my … Continue reading

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Free Valentine’s Day Download Cards for Speech Therapy

Okay it is almost Valentine’s Day and I am still finding great free downloads for valentines to use with kids to make speech therapy more fun. They’re great for parents to use too for the “homemade” look for those dozens … Continue reading

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Traveling with Children with Special Needs

I have mentioned many times on my blog that I consider parents of children with special needs my heroes. Traveling can be a challenge for anyone, but parents of children with special needs have to deal with a greater range … Continue reading

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Questions on Apraxia Therapy

I notice that a number of people who come to my site are searching for and interested in information on apraxia and speech therapy for apraxia. Parents want to know when and how it is diagnosed and what kinds of … Continue reading

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Free Downloads for Valentines Day Speech Activities

We are always looking for fun free downloads to use for speech therapy activities. www.alphamom.com has been a great source for free valentines and this year they posted several options for free vintage and retro valentines for kids. Use them … Continue reading

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Using a Game to Help Word-Finding in Speech

Today I worked with a little girl who has a word-finding problem. She has difficulty naming words in categories and even understanding categories. I brought out the “Mystery Garden” game by Ravensburger. The game board is a luscious painting of … Continue reading

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