Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

The Joys of Being a Speech Therapist

It was with mixed feelings that I approached the house of a kindergartner today. You see today was graduation day from speech therapy! Although I was like a proud parent feeling the importance of his accomplishments, I was sad that … Continue reading

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Getting Speech Delayed Children to Talk at Nursery School

When I work with 2 and 3 year-olds, often Mom gives me the feedback that “they aren’t talking much at school.” My answer to that is let me do a session in their preschool. Today I did just that. I … Continue reading

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Language Therapy Lesson, Teaching Alliteration in Poetry

Since this is national poetry month, many classes are learning about and writing different kinds of poetry. Today, in class,  we learned about alliteration, went around the circle using alliteration with our name–“Shy Sherry, not true, Wiggly William, and Nice … Continue reading

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Evidenced Based Practices for Autism with Rhea Paul

Yesterday I attended a full day lecture by Rhea Paul on  “Evidence-Based Practices for Addressing Communication Disorders in Children with ASD.”  Held at Children’s Hospital Boston and sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, this program was excellent. … Continue reading

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Language Therapy Lesson Using Polly Pocket Play

I am working with a 6 year-old on using correct irregular past tense verbs. As you know, I mostly use toys, games and great kids’ literature as my therapy materials.  I have a tub of Polly Pocket dolls and accessories … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids with Autism Read Faces, “The Transporters”

I had the opportunity to review a newly released DVD, “The Transporters,” developed based on research, to teach children, ages 4-8,  with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to recognize and name emotions based on facial expressions.  This clever DVD takes advantage of … Continue reading

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“The Transporters” DVD for Children with Autism

Pop in this new innovative DVD, “The Transporters” and get ready to enter a land of toy trains, cable cars, buses, ferries and other mechanical characters donning human faces, designed to teach children with autism to recognize and name emotions.  … Continue reading

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Products for Children with Special Needs

Parents of children who I work with are always looking for fun and effective products to use with their kids to promote their skills. One of the best catalogues of early intervention products I have found is “Beyond Play.” The … Continue reading

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Articulation Speech Therapy Games

I find the easiest way to motivate kids working on sounds is to have a cache of fun, motivating games to play with them. Have them say several sounds, words or phrases before a turn and then make a move … Continue reading

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Articulation Speech Therapy for R and S

On Friday I attended a continuing education course by BER (Bureau of Education and Research) on “Practical Therapy Techniques for Persistent Articulation Errors: Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp and Distorted “R” by Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP.  I wanted to recommend it … Continue reading

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