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Happy Birthday, Duke!

Today is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream … Continue reading

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Play-Based Back to School Prep

Wow! Summer is speeding by and parents are getting a little worried about “summer slide,” asking me for fun toys and activities to keep kids’ language and reading skills sharp. First of all, toys and games have to be fabulously … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Our Summer 2014 PAL Award Winners

Congratulations to all our outstanding PAL winners: http://www.prweb.com/releases/PAL/toys/prweb11974687.htm

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NBC CT Interview, “Summer Play To Keep Language Skills Sharp”

Here’s the live interview clip from my interview at NBC CT TV last Thursday with Kerri-Lee Mayland. It is always fascinating and fun to watch their hour long morning show being produced from Bob Maxton, the weatherman who does his … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing moms whose children I work with. Thanks for welcoming me into your homes and families! And a special thanks to my special mom who is still one of my greatest fans. She has … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy with Playdoh

Lately I have been reminded to follow the interests of the children I am working with–almost to an extreme! My little 2 year-old friend starts saying “Dough” as soon as he sees we arrive at this door and I have … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from your PAL Family

I hope you are all enjoying family time and maybe a few extra quiet moments reading a book or playing a game with your children or grandchildren. I am looking forward to 3 little boys arriving in 2 days and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you enjoy time with family and friends. We have the joy of sharing turkey with the kids and grandkids. Don’t tell anyone but we are cheating and ordering the dinner from Whole Foods! I … Continue reading

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Tips on How To Find A Good Speech Therapist

I had such a response to my “6 Tips For Navigating Early Intervention Screening to Receive Speech Therapy,” that I thought I would do a follow-up blog based on some inquiries I got from parents. Some children did not qualify … Continue reading

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NogginStik by Smartnoggin Toys Specializes in Learning

If you are involved in early intervention therapy, a parent of a typically developing child or one with special needs I want to recommend our newest PAL Award winner, “Nogginstik” by Smartnoggin Toys. Speech therapists love toys with a face … Continue reading

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