Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Getting the Most Language Out of a Visit to an Art Museum with Your Children

Being a parent is hard work and as we all know, rewarding–sometimes when we least expect it. For my birthday present my oldest son asked me into New York City for the day to go to two art museums. My … Continue reading

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Build a Kid’s Thesaurus with your Child to Encourage Vocabulary

I work with several kids to build their oral language skills that then relate to their writing skills. Research shows that oral vocabulary is linked to a child’s reading ability and certainly impacts their writing skills also. As kids progress … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Kit for Preschoolers with Language Goals

Part of being a speech-language pathologist is looking a bit like Mary Poppins with our bags of toys and materials to excite and stimulate kids’ language. My brother actually asked me recently what I was doing to work out since … Continue reading

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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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