Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

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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Articulation Carryover Techniques

I wanted to report on another articulation carryover technique I mentioned in an earlier blog. I have some favorite little foam shapes that I use as chips when kids are working on sounds. One of Pam Marshalla’s games for carryover … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Using Parents Magazine

Ideas for speech therapy come to me at the funniest times, including in the middle of the night. Can any of my fellow SLP’s relate? Anyway, I was having a therapy session with one of my students who was working … Continue reading

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New Toy Fair Toys Rock in Speech Therapy

I had some fun sharing my pictures and a few new toys from Toy Fair 2014 in therapy this week. The little boys I work with who love legos added my pictures to their “Speech Boxes” in the SpeechBox app … Continue reading

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More Articulation Carryover Activities

Okay, here I am trying out some more ideas and modifying some from Pam Marshalla’s book, “Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonological Therapy.” I have several boys from 5-8 years old who are in the last stage of therapy and … Continue reading

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Storytelling at Toy Fair 2014, Learning Language Through Play

Phew! I made it through all four days of the International Toy Fair, talking with over 100 companies and seeing hundreds of great new toys and games. Now that I’ve got my feet up and can digest some of the … Continue reading

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2014 International Toy Fair Trends

We had a fantastic first day at the 2014 International Toy Fair in New York City. We started outside the show with Laser Peg’s “Pegasaur” and met the designer whose team took 4 weeks to assemble this dinosaur. It’s prettier … Continue reading

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Articulation Carryover Techniques, Self-Monitoring

I promised to blog my way through Pam Marshalla’s book, “Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonological Therapy,” and I’m ready to tackle self-monitoring. I realize as I work through this excellent resource, that after over 35 years of working with … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books For Speech Therapy Lessons

The book table at Barnes and Noble is filled with Valentine’s Day books. I tend to pass up the series books in favor of those with unique stories but here is one of each: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books Celebrating Love and Friendship To Build Language

I love using great picture books in speech therapy or simply reading a fun book to kids. Here are some of my new favorite books celebrating love and friendship for Valentine’s Day and beyond: I Love You More by Laura … Continue reading

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