Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Creative Play for Language Delay, Disorders or Autism

As a speech language therapist or parent of a child with language disorders, we want to expand our child’s play, while following their interests. The other day, I was playing with a little boy with the Fisher Price barn. After … Continue reading

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Articulation Cues for Consonants in Speech Therapy

I just got a note from Marshalla Speech and Language, pointing me to Pam Marshalla’s new free videos on YouTube, demonstrating her cues for consonants. She has developed a helpful system of hand cues to focus a child on placement … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey in Play-doh

It’s time to put away the Halloween costumes and talk turkey, preparing for Thanksgiving. Preschools are busy painting feet and hands to provide the body for a feathered turkey, and using play doh for turkey feasts. Today I was working … Continue reading

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Speech Therapist as Consultant

Today I was called in to consult on a little 2 year-old girl who has been receiving services from a Birth-3 provider. I usually ask parents to have all the reports and current goals for me to get an idea … Continue reading

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Flexible Lesson Plans for Articulation Therapy

As a speech therapist, we have to be flexible and follow the child’s lead and interests even on the best planned day. Yesterday, I carried two stuffed bags of toys into the home of 3 year-old Duncan. I had printed … Continue reading

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Books on Slavery, Civil War, Language Lessons

I am working with a 5th grade student with a language disorder and she is studying the Civil War. I checked out a few books to use to work on her goals that I thought were interesting and helpful: Allen … Continue reading

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Halloween Books for Speech Therapy

My search for Halloween books that are simple, funny and have lots of language to discuss brought me to two more books that might be helpful to you. Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler is a favorite as the skeleton goes … Continue reading

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Autism Games to Play

Recently, as I was looking on the internet for games to play with my kids on the autism spectrum, I came across autismgames.org, a wonderful site engineered by speech pathologist, Tahirih Bushey. Her site and blog encourages parents and specialists … Continue reading

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The Writing Menu, Assists Speech Therapy

Many of us speech therapists were trained to rehabilitate oral language skills and leave the written skills to the teacher or resource teacher. I still believe that my main value is in building oral language skills, which can feed right … Continue reading

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Parent Guilt Related to Speech Delay

I listen to the parents I work with and one of the moms said to me last week, “You should blog about parent guilt!” Being a mom of three grown boys, I am well versed in parent guilt. When the … Continue reading

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