Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Learn Sign Language on this Website

Every so often I need to brush up on my sign language. Even though I have taken courses in sign language, it is like any other language, you have to use it to stay fluent. Recently I have started to … Continue reading

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“Gobblet Gobblers” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Good board games require quick turns and lots of thinking. “Gobblet Gobblers” is a perfect beginning game of strategy utilizing visual-spacial memory, assessing options, and setting up strategy. This takeoff from Tic-Tac-Toe utilizes hungry, wide mouthed characters to hop to … Continue reading

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Summer Preschool Speech Therapy Ideas for Parents

After the long winter, let’s take speech therapy outside! Preschoolers love to explore outside and sailing a stick or leaf down the slide, or a ride on the swing can stimulate a lot of language.  Hold back on your actions … Continue reading

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New Research Linking Infant and Toddler TV Watching to Less Language Development

  Last week I was contacted by News 12 Connecticut to be interviewed on my thoughts about the latest study to come out finding that with each additional hour of TV that infants and toddlers watched, they verbalized less and … Continue reading

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Playing Board Games Helps Children with Autism

Playing fun, engaging board games with kids helps build social skills. For higher functioning children on the autism spectrum, games provide many opportunities to teach pragmatic language skills. Children with ASD like predictable routines (taking turns around the table, drawing a … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Glitter Activities

Whenever therapy needs a little excitement, I bring out the glitter glue! This week I added a pad of paper, markers, plastic wiggle eyes and glitter glue to my bag. Preschool girls and boys alike just love to squeeze glitter … Continue reading

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What Parents Can Expect From Preschool Speech Therapy

Any speech therapy practice is constantly changing–clients are being dismissed and new ones are beginning therapy for the first time. It occurred to me that I should blog about some of the expectations that  parents have  who are new to … Continue reading

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Preschool Activities for Speech Language Delay

Don’t we all want to get the most out of our therapy sessions while having fun?? I find it challenging to find fun activities that don’t monopolize the session, but leave room for plenty of responses by the child. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Activities for Spring

As speech pathologists, we are always looking for new activities to keep our students engaged and improve their speech and language skills. Sometimes we just need a change of scenery ourselves! I was reminded of this when we had an … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Yesterday was a day of laughs! As you know, I work with kids in their homes, bringing my bags of toys to use for speech therapy. (It’s better than lifting weights for my arms!) The mom of a little 3 … Continue reading

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