Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

What Toys Have Repeat Play? Christmas Presents Unwrapped

Christmas and the holidays are over and we have a chance to see what toys have “lasted” past the initial excitement and are really offering some creative play. We had a great time hosting several of our grandchildren, including 5 … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned From Playing Board Games

The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin … Continue reading

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Is The Tooth Mouse Coming to Your House for Christmas?

One of my favorite books to give as a gift and read to children is The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, illustrated by  Janice Nadeau. I just read it again yesterday to a first grade boy and was reminded of … Continue reading

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Tips For Parents on How to Read Aloud to Their Children

I aways enjoy hearing from former colleagues and got a note this week from Patti, a fellow speech pathologist with whom I shared a room when I worked in the preschool special education program in our town. We really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Activities for Learning to Read

It’s been a fun vacation visiting our grandchildren over Thanksgiving and watching the two 5 year-olds beginning to read. Somehow I don’t remember my boys “embracing” the beginning to read process and enjoying it so much. I found little Caroline … Continue reading

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Using Art Sets in Preschool Speech Therapy

Most kids love art and creating their own masterpiece. I often use art kits in preschool therapy because I can easily engage a child and offer her another sticker, piece of tape or a marker as a reward for repeating … Continue reading

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Articulation Therapy Carryover Activities

I have a number of boys, ages 5-8,  currently on my caseload, who are working on improving their articulation. They have made great gains in learning to correctly produce their target sounds in words, sentences and conversation within our therapy … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Preschool Articulation Therapy Lesson with 3D Dinoland Puzzle

For some reason, I find myself getting several new students this fall, all of whom are 4 year-old boys with articulation delays. Several of them come described as “mumbling” by their mothers and have overall imprecision as well as substitutions … Continue reading

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Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy Within A Child’s Home

I have been thinking a lot about how to address several situations I found myself in lately as I entered a home for the first time to meet a family and start working with their child. Maybe because it is … Continue reading

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