Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

I’m Mystery Reader In The Classroom This Week

I love reading to my grandchildren and watching them learn how to read. This week I have had the opportunity to read to two of their classrooms with the kids “helping” me. Sam’s 3 year-old preschool class was so helpful … Continue reading

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Grab the Mail for Speech Therapy

My mail delivery is getting smaller and smaller these days, comprised mostly of brochures and advertisements but even those can have a second use as materials for speech therapy. I am working with a student on conversational skills– commenting more … Continue reading

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Take the “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” to Articulation Therapy

Wonder Forge makes such creative and engaging games for preschoolers, loaded with language learning! Their latest PAL Award winner, “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” is loads of fun for little girls and encourages some language learning as players have … Continue reading

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Paint a Tea Set To Start Pretend Play

Parents are always asking me for the “best” toys for a certain age that encourage great play and learning. I recently heard a term I liked, “playful learning” which is learning through the fun in my opinion! Today my little … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Extra Credit

How many times do you arrive at the home of one of your little clients and they have done EXTRA work on their goals during the week without you asking? Not that often, right? Well today I had such a … Continue reading

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Drawing Your Articulation Lesson

I like to draw and kids like to draw too, so we are a perfect match! Actually, I find that a fun drawing activity is perfect for articulation therapy as kids can draw objects with their sound in them. One … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids With Special Needs

When I visited extended family in Wisconsin this summer, my cousin showed me a video of her 4 year-old, assisting in a cooking lesson with his neighbor, Sarah, who has Downs Syndrome. Charlie is such a cute addition to the … Continue reading

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Making Up Stories With A Shadow Light Show

One of my favorite showrooms at the Toy Fair this year was Crayola. Maybe because of the artist in me, my love for markers of all kinds, or the many creative products I’ve used to help kids learn language and … Continue reading

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Volvo of Westport is Special to All Kids

It’s summer and time to take speech therapy on the road. One of my favorite companions for our “outings” is James. We have been planning and talking about our outings for several weeks and I decided to start at the … Continue reading

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