Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Language-Gap Study Bolsters Push For Pre-K, Article in NYT Today

The front page story in the New York Times today has a fascinating article on a new study reinforcing the results of research two decades ago, finding that children of higher income families hear a greater quantity of words than … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Fall 2013 PAL Award Winners

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2013 PAL Awards – Best Toys, Games and Books That Spark Language Development Through Play Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2013’s Fall PAL Award Winners, the toy … Continue reading

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Halloween Spider Fun in Speech Therapy

Okay, spiders aren’t my favorite bug, but as long as they are cute in a book, I am okay with them. Let’s not get into snakes though! Today I brought out one of my favorite Halloween books for Speech Therapy, … Continue reading

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Halloween Preschool Speech Therapy Carryover

I have the privilege of working in homes so parents of preschoolers can watch their child’s speech therapy sessions and carry over techniques to further progress. Sometimes they will sit down with us or often, they are “busy” close by … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Picking Smart Baby Toys

When baby arrives, it’s time to play. Since newborn babies prefer a variety of shapes, curves, angles and contrasts in light and dark, your face is his first favorite toy! He reacts as you talk to him and smile, watching … Continue reading

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Toys and Games Shared on “Teachmetotalk” Podcast today

I really enjoyed being a guest on Laura Mize’s Podcast today for “Teachmetotalk” on the topic of “Great Toys From Play On Words.” She is a pediatric speech pathologist who hosts a weekly show highlighting information for parents of children … Continue reading

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Toddlers Lead the Play in Speech Therapy

No matter how much I plan and pack in my therapy bag, I still have to follow the lead in play of the little toddler I am working with. What I thought was a great toy or idea often goes … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners Offer Back to School Learning on NBC CT TV

PAL winners were featured last week on NBC Connecticut TV as fantastically fun learning products to boost learning at home as kids head back to school. Parents want to know how they can support the learning in the classroom and … Continue reading

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Play “That’s It!” by Gamewright to Teach Vocabulary and Categories in Speech Therapy

It’s Back to School time and teachers and therapists are looking for that new fun game that is filled with learning potential. Gamewright’s new PAL winner, “That’s It!” really is just that! And portable too for those of us who … Continue reading

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PAL Winners on NBC CT Today, Building “School” Skills At Home Through Play

Here are the terrific new toys and games, our latest PAL Award winners, featured on my segment on NBC CT this morning. Kerry-Lee Mayland gave a great interview as usual, getting hands on with all the new products I showcased. … Continue reading

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