Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Great Games for Speech Therapy

At the New York Toy Fair 2011, I found many wonderful games for kids but two in particular stand out for speech therapy. “Guess How I Feel?” by Fun and Function helps kids talk about their feelings and reactions to … Continue reading

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Teaching Parents a New Way To Read to Their Kids

Want to hand parents a concise, show and tell book on how to read to their toddler without actually reading? “The Big Book of Explanations” simply but comprehensively coaches parents on how to elicit gestures, speech sounds, and words with … Continue reading

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Playonwords On “20 Best Speech Therapy Blogs” List

Thanks to OEDb, Online Education Database, for recognizing playonwords.com as one of the “20 Best Speech Therapy Blogs.” What a great idea to group helpful blogs for therapists and parents. I enjoyed looking up other sites and found there to … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to Teaming with the Schools to Build Language

As parents enter the world of special education, the PPT meeting, to plan for your child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) can be daunting. I have had the opportunity to be on “both sides of the table”, representing the school district … Continue reading

Posted in 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Elementary School, Elementary School Age, Language, Speech and Language Delay | Leave a comment

Tips To Get Your Toddler Talking

What a jump, from first words at a year of age, to saying little sentences at two. Your toddler has a tall task ahead of him to absorb the world of language and learn how to make his wants and … Continue reading

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Biggest Challenges for Speech Therapists

I am a fan of Linguisystems for their excellent resources and now their free CEU programs. They also provide valuable free information throughout their catalogues on norms and development. Recently they polled their readers as to what was the biggest … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Through The Snow

Hey, I grew up in Wisconsin so snow should be fun but enough is enough! In the Northeast we seem to have a big winter storm at least once a week. I wouldn’t mind it if I still worked in … Continue reading

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Why the PAL (Play Advances Language) Award?

Having just announced my first PAL Awards (Play Advances Language) recognizing  toys, games and books that encourage play that advances language, I wanted to share why I created this award. Seven years ago, after many years of working as a … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Birth-3 year-olds, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Inviting a Typical Peer to Speech Therapy with Autistic Kids

Since I am an itinerant speech therapist, one challenge in working with autistic kids, is inviting typical peers to the speech therapy session. Often, I start as their play partner, modeling, teaching and prompting appropriate social language as we play … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Autism, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Inspiring “The Junkyard Wonders” by Patricia Polacco

I love it when a favorite author comes out with a new book and it is just as satisfying as the last one. Patricia Polacco delights her audiences with her delightful stories as well as her warm and inviting characters, … Continue reading

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