Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Encouraging Early Readers Over the Summer

We just returned from a trip to Barnes and Noble with 3 of our grandchildren and we had our usual fun outing reading new and classic picture books (we all LOVE “When the Crayons Quit” and enjoyed “The Snatchabook” and … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy with Playdoh

Lately I have been reminded to follow the interests of the children I am working with–almost to an extreme! My little 2 year-old friend starts saying “Dough” as soon as he sees we arrive at this door and I have … Continue reading

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Articulation Therapy When You Forget Your Word Lists

Today was one of those days when I was packing up so many items for each child I was seeing in the afternoon that I forgot my iPad or word lists for my last client. It is one of the … Continue reading

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Teaching Math Vocabulary with New “Math Explosion” by The Young Scientists Club

When was the last time you used a “Math” game to teach language? How about today? I had a great time with first graders who I am pre-teaching curriculum vocabulary due to word-finding difficulties. The classroom teacher has been very … Continue reading

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Bringing Science Into Speech Therapy

STEM is hot right now as we put the spotlight on science, technology, engineering and math. What is exciting to me is that language is right in the center of STEM, as curriculums increasingly require kids to tell the “why” … Continue reading

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Best New Games for Speech Therapy

  Wow I realized I was a little quiet in the blogging area last week as I was buried in reviewing new toys and games for the PAL Award. It was great fun putting new products in the hands of … Continue reading

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Dance and Groove with Your Toddler for First Game Fun

ThinkFun has just introduced its second toddler game, “Move and Groove” that gets kids moving with categories of instructions and builds listening and language skills. Toddlers can’t sit still in a therapy session so why not make moving fun? Here … Continue reading

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Inviting a Friend to Speech Therapy

I am always trying to make therapy more fun for kids as I discover what they like as far as toys, games or arts and crafts. Some kids will work on speech goals easily if I provide some pretend play … Continue reading

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“Too Much Glue” by Lefebvre Provides Language Lessons in Speech Therapy

As a speech therapist I find that just about any activity involving glue is fun for kids! The same apparently holds true for a book about “Too Much Glue.” Matty gets instructions from his art teacher to hold back on … Continue reading

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My Friend Huggles Dolls Start the Conversation About Values

One of the best parts about going to the Toy Fair in New York City is finding fun surprises–by which I mean new companies with a story to tell. My Friend Huggles are life-size rag dolls each assigned and wearing … Continue reading

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