Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Speech Therapy for Nasality

Throughout my career as a speech pathologist I have worked with children with varying degrees of nasality. Some were purely functional and responded well to therapy and others I referred to an ENT for evaluation for possible surgery to correct … Continue reading

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Games for Speech Therapy and Home Fun

I love to hear from parents and Speech Therapists with ideas to stimulate speech and language. Keep the e-mails and comments coming! Today I heard from a former colleague of mine who is an excellent preschool speech therapist: “Hi Sherry! … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Game for the “R” Sound

I always play  with toys or games when I work with children so they forget that they are doing “work!” It occurred to me the other day that “Chocolate Fix” by ThinkFun is a great game for practicing the “R” … Continue reading

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Speech Language Therapy Through Read Alouds

I’ve been working with several elementary aged children to build their language skills. I always find that rich children’s literature holds their attention, stretches their vocabulary, and builds reasoning skills. Recently, I used two books that I would recommend for … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Kit for Preschoolers with Language Goals

Part of being a speech-language pathologist is looking a bit like Mary Poppins with our bags of toys and materials to excite and stimulate kids’ language. My brother actually asked me recently what I was doing to work out since … Continue reading

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Review: “Come Learn With Me” by North Country Kids, Inc

Every speech-language pathologist yearns to grab a bag of goodies that will amuse, entice and teach their preschoolers the foundation of language, building the basics for communication and literacy. “Come Learn With Me” is my goody bag of choice! Use … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect with Children’s Articulation

I love the kids I work with and am privileged to be able to deliver my services in their homes. Since I work in their environment, they are relaxed, and I can see what they like from their books and … Continue reading

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Great DVD for Speech Therapists and Parents to Develop Speech

Creative people are constantly developing slickly produced media for our kids. Some of it is educationally outstanding and some isn’t. That is why this DVD, “Sounds Like a Smile” caught my eye. It doesn’t have the glitz of an expensively … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Diagnosed Autism in this Mom’s Child

I came across a video of a mom’s experience in coming to grip with her child’s diagnosis of autism. I thought it might be helpful to other parents as they face the possibility of their child having autism. On the … Continue reading

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Speech Celebrations!

Today was a day for celebrating! Domenick graduated from speech therapy after 5 years of hard work on many sound and language goals. He started when he was three and now he is a big, old first grader, writing and … Continue reading

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