Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Halloween Fun with Books, Speech Therapy

I shared some of my favorite Halloween books last week and have used them when working with kids with typically developing language as well as those with auditory processing difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum. I had quite a … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Books, Elementary School Age, Language, play, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Preschool Speech Therapy, Teaching Imitation

I watched a wonderful interaction between mother and child today during our speech therapy session. It is exciting for me to see my little clients improve, but just as satisfying to watch parents learn how to encourage speech and language. … Continue reading

Posted in Apraxia, Articulation, Birth-3 year-olds, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toddler | Leave a comment

Study Finds Increase in Autism in U.S. Kids

CNN reported a study published on Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics that found an increase in the number of children with autism and related disorders in the United States. The number is up to 1 percent of children from … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Speech and Language Delay | Leave a comment

Speech Therapy Halloween Ideas for Autism, Language and Articulation

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and an easy theme to introduce into therapy. Today I want to share a few books on that theme that are simple, yet fun and can be incorporated into a language … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Articulation, Autism, Language, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Speech Language Therapy Books

I try to work on all of my language goals while using excellent children’s literature. Recently, I was working on brainstorming ideas with a student to prepare for a writing assignment about a “memory.” The teacher read Wilfrid Gordon McDonald … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Speech Therapy for Apraxia

As I have said before, I think many children are labeled apraxic prematurely. Often I will say to a parent that their child is apraxic-like, meaning he or she appears to be having some motor programming difficulty with speech and … Continue reading

Posted in Apraxia, Birth-3 year-olds, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Autism Alerts at 2 years of Age

Like other professionals today, I am always on the alert for signs of autism in children that I see, so that if needed, I can help parents get the best help, fast and early for their child. I am amazed … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Speech and Language Delay | 2 Comments

Language Therapy Book Resources, Elementary Age

I love to use great picture books when doing language therapy so I wanted to share a few that have been rich for teaching certain language goals for elementary aged kids. Recently I was working with a fourth grader whose … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Back to School Tips for Successful Speech Therapy

Having worked in the public and private schools for over 20 years, and now in private practice, I still feel like I am going back to school in September. I remember getting all the class lists, schedules, changes in schedules … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Successful Speech Therapy for Lateral “sh”

I will admit that I had been a little apprehensive to take on articulation cases that involved lateral lisps. Somehow they presented more of a challenge until I took an excellent course by  speech pathologist, Pam Marshalla, put on by … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Articulation, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 18 Comments