Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

What I Saw in a Great Preschool to Build Language

I visit many area preschools, sometimes doing therapy within a child’s school setting, just observing or giving in-service training to teachers and staff. Last week I went to a preschool that was new to me. I was impressed with two … Continue reading

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Printing Letters in Preschool Helps Children Recognize Letters

There is so much going on in the field of neuroimaging research and the brain. In the August 11, 2008 issue of “Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists,” they cite research by Karin Harmin James, PhD, at Indiana University. “We … Continue reading

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Questions From New Moms and Dads About Their Babies, Books and Language

I just talked to a group of new moms and dads at Greenwich Hospital. I love it when dads come and we actually had three! Here were some of their questions: My husband and I are speaking different languages to … Continue reading

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More Halloween Books, Queen of Halloween, to Build Children’s Language Skills

Here’s a simple, sweet Halloween story, Queen of Halloween by Mary Engelbreit, that can be used for the younger set to prepare them for that exciting but potentially scary night of trick or treating. Parents of children with special needs … Continue reading

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Clever Preschool Website to Teach Kids the Alphabet

Admittedly, this website might be even more entertaining to parents than kids but check out bemboszoo.com. Click on any letter of the alphabet, see an animal beginning with that letter spelled out and then watch the letters morph into a … Continue reading

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New Halloween Books to Encourage Kid’s Language

  I am going to write a few blogs about some fun new Halloween books. I will warn you that I am not into the scary, creepy kind. I was actually half way through a pretty good book when the … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids that it is Okay to Make Mistakes–Language Evolves

I work with several students on building their language to support writing. We brainstorm ideas, organize them, make pictures in our mind, get ideas down on paper and then revise, adding wonderfully rich adjectives and correcting verb tenses. Teaching the … Continue reading

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Great DVD for Speech Therapists and Parents to Develop Speech

Creative people are constantly developing slickly produced media for our kids. Some of it is educationally outstanding and some isn’t. That is why this DVD, “Sounds Like a Smile” caught my eye. It doesn’t have the glitz of an expensively … Continue reading

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Parents and Teachers Check out “Big Words for Little People” to Laugh and Learn Children’s Language

  Usually, I’m not one to recommend a celebrity author’s book but Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is a riot! Naturally I am drawn to a book that encourages vocabulary, especially words that … Continue reading

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Fun Kid’s Food Accessories for Learning Letters and Language

  I just had a conversation with my daughter-in-law who is getting reading for Will’s second birthday party this week. She wanted my recipe for ice cream pie and we were brainstorming on what to use for molds so she … Continue reading

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