Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Play-Doh for Preschoolers and Speech Therapy

Certain toys and games are winners as they amuse children and allow for discrete turns so a child can repeat your model, and you give them one more piece to make their masterpiece. Play-Doh’s EZ 2 Do  Zoo is so popular … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

When I work with preschoolers, I always use toys and great books. Recently, I came upon A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson (the author of the fun series “A Bear Snores On.”) This is a clever story of … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Blogs

I have posted some of my favorite speech therapy blogs but one that has been started recently and contains lots of excellent information is in Advance’s e-newletter and is by Stephanie Bruno Dowling, MS, CCC-SLP. Her post of an interview with … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Materials, Preschool Books

As speech therapists we are always looking for new materials to throw in our bag of fun to keep little ones engaged and entertained. I use toys as well as books to change up the action. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Free Kids’ Valentines–For Home or Therapy

I will admit that Valentines Day was not my favorite holiday when my three boys were growing up. Guys just didn’t look forward to “”making” valentines and it was like pulling teeth to get them to print the names of … Continue reading

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How To Motivate Your Preschooler to Practice Speech

First of all your preschooler should not be told he has to practice speech or any other direct way of implying that there is something wrong with him that he needs to change. I figure I am doing things right … Continue reading

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Early Diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech

Recently I seem to be getting calls to test kids from 2 1/2-3 years old who have had a history of speech therapy for about a year. Their original diagnosis had been “apraxic like speech” or apraxia. Now that they … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy

Once again I am reminded of the importance of good communication between  preschool teachers, speech therapists working with a child in their class, and parents. Last week a mom called me concerned about her 3 year-old son, Eli, whom I … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces

NPR ran an article about a new DVD produced in Britain called “The Transporters,” designed to teach children with autism to look at faces (like the happy baby face) and recognize emotions. With funding from the government, a team of … Continue reading

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Picture Books Build Social Language

I love to go to our children’s library and browse through the books. I use good children’s literature for all the kids I work with, whether they are working on sounds (articulation), language development, stutteringt or are on the autism … Continue reading

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