Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Preschool Speech Therapy, Parent Involvement

I always learn from the parents with whom I work. In the last few months I have noticed that involved moms are keeping a little notepad to record their child’s progress. One mom, writes down all the words and situations … Continue reading

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Preparing A Speech Delayed Child for Preschool

I am working with a number of 2-3 year-olds who will be starting preschool in the fall.  Moms are already panicking and worrying about how their kids will adjust. Here are a few a tips for parents to help make a … Continue reading

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Potty Training a Child with Speech and Language Delay

Toilet training was one of my least favorite tasks as a mom—maybe because I had three boys. Bottom line is there is a time to toss the diapers and start using the potty. What is a challenging task with typically … Continue reading

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Identifying Early Signs of Autism

Since early identification of children with autism leads to early intervention and a more promising outcome, researchers and professionals are working to identify key behaviors that lead to a diagnosis. The following is a summary of “Early Signs of Autism” … Continue reading

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Managing Behavior With Speech Delayed Preschoolers

I learn a lot from the Moms and Dads that I work with. Yesterday, I was talking with a Mom whose child I have been working with for about three months. When I first began working with her two year-old, … Continue reading

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Materials for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Many speech delayed children have apraxia of speech or apraxic-like characteristics: inability to consistently repeat speech models, difficulty with the motor programming for speech, In my work with preschoolers who have these characteristics, I have found several materials valuable, one … Continue reading

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Creative Play with Autistic Kids

When I arrived at the home of one of the kids I work with who is on the Autism Spectrum, I saw a long tunnel he had made out of cardboard blocks that ran the length of the room. Mom … Continue reading

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Encouraging Pretend Play with Children with Autism

Today I arrived at the home of one of my students who is on the autism spectrum. We enjoy playing games, playing pretend  and reading books for learning. He took me right to a big cardboard box on the floor … Continue reading

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Toys to Encourage Talking in Preschoolers

Yesterday when I was interviewed for Channel 12 News about what to do when your 2 year-old isn’t talking, I talked about the process to go through to get your child evaluated, but also mentioned what to do to stimulate … Continue reading

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What to Do if Your Child Isn’t Talking

Yesterday, Gillian Neff, from News 12 Connecticut, called to see if she could interview me about what to do if your child isn’t talking. She arrived with her camera man and they quickly learned that Duke was part of my … Continue reading

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