Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears

“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears is a fuzzy 6 piece set for baby’s first exploratory tea party. Full of varied textures, colors and sounds, each piece has a friendly face to invite investigation. With a teapot that sings, “I’m A … Continue reading

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Summer Lesson for Speech Therapy

As summer rolls in, and we are thinking about the beach, kids in speech therapy gain vocabulary and learn concepts from clever picture books about summer and the beach. Melanie Watt’s “Scaredy Squirrel  at the Beach” was such a hit … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Articulation Practice

I seem to be on a roll talking about speech therapy practice but I just blog about what is happening with the kids I work with. Today I showed up at four year-old Jimmy’s house to work on /k/ and … Continue reading

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Articulation Practice in Speech Therapy

Articulation speech therapy is often only once or twice a week so practice between sessions is so important for progress. I have tried so many options to motivate kids to practice–lists on their refrigerator, games to play, bribing with silly … Continue reading

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Spring Speech Therapy, Seeds Bulbs, Plants and Flowers

Most classes, preschool and early elementary, are studying seeds, growth, and spring science topics. I have used the traditional stories on this theme but happened to pick up “Seeds, Bulbs, Plants and Flowers” from the Little Science Stars series ($5.95 … Continue reading

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Articulation Activities for Speech Therapy

Today I was working on articulation (k,g) with my 4 year-old friend who loves pirates. After he did his “set up” as he called it–he set up a scene with all my Playmobil pirates and the ship, we moved to … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Homework

Yesterday I blogged about taking speech therapy outside at this time of year and expanding a child’s vocabulary and experience using language. I always give parents homework, since that will ultimately increase progress since they are with their child a … Continue reading

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Spring Apraxia Speech Therapy Outside

Now that the weather has warmed up–we hope–I have started to take my speech therapy outside. Some of my favorite successes in doing therapy have been outside. Little 2 1/2 year-old Ian was apraxic and we had spent many sessions … Continue reading

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Playonwords’ PAL Award for Best DVD’s to Build Language

Playonwords’ PAL Award has announced its first winner in the DVD category. Initially hesitant to take on this category because of recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics for no TV watching under 2 years of age as well as … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Language Lessons from Picture Books

I love finding great picture books to teach language lessons. I have been using “My Dog Lyle “by Goldfinger for several goals with children in speech therapy. Lyle is quite the extraordinary dog as his owner describes his special characteristics, … Continue reading

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