Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

New Challenges For Speech Therapists Working in the Schools

Over the past couple of weeks I have spoken to some SLP’s who I’ve worked with or known over the years in several states who are doing therapy in the schools. Listening to their stories of what is required now … Continue reading

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Using Visual Images to Enhance Speech Therapy

Many of my students are visual learners, and are weak in the auditory realm. I have to say, I am a visual learner too, so I naturally start making pictures with my hands, ask for paper and markers, look for … Continue reading

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Best Speech Therapy Apps, Conversation Builder

It is my pleasure to introduce guest blogger,  Katie Kelley, a speech language pathologist whose insightful reviews of the best apps for use in therapy give a fresh perspective on how we can optimize our work with children with special … Continue reading

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Pediatric Speech Therapy, Parents’ To Do List

I was asked to compile a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents of children with whom I work–what I’d really like to tell them to make pediatric speech therapy a successful, collaborative venture. So many things came to mind … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use the Best Games for Children with Special Needs

I want to write a series of blogs on how to choose and use the best games, toys and books for children with special needs, since that is where my passion, experience and expertise in speech language therapy and great … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Teach Syllables And Explain “Why”

I always enjoyed working in the schools and now look forward to my bi-monthly meetings with the staff at an elementary school who works with one of my kids on the autism spectrum. There is such a depth of knowledge … Continue reading

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New Books to Teach Inference to Autistic Kids

I love finding great books that can teach inference to autistic kids. The books need to share a simple story in prose (rhyming texts are great for language learning but are harder to follow) with clear, bold illustrations to visually … Continue reading

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Colleges For Children With Special Needs

Although I work primarily with younger children, I do have some clients in middle school and friends with high school children with special needs. The topic comes up about college an their trepidation about where their child will fit and … Continue reading

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How To Manage IEP Process For Parents

Autism Speaks just released a new 26 page guide, “Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips”  to help parents navigate the IEP process. Developed by a group of pro bono lawyers at Goodwin Proctor, this guide is available … Continue reading

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Using Apps for Speech Therapy

Today I took my “Speech With Milo-Sequencing” to my first stop with little James, 2 1/2 years old. Although sequencing is a skill beyond a 2 year-old, I thought I would use the pictures to elicit language. James quickly started … Continue reading

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