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Let the Children Learn Through Play in the New York Times

My daughter-in law texted the link to this article before it arrived on my driveway Sunday morning. She knows I am a big proponent of play in young children for many reasons. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association just released a parent survey … Continue reading

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Bring Your Beauty Kit to Speech Therapy for Fun

We have been reading “Ruby’s Beauty Shop” by Rosemary Wells for several sessions with a little boy on the autism spectrum. He loves the book, as many children do, laughing at Ruby making up Max with green eye shadow and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms I work with who welcome me into their homes, partner with me to improve their child’s speech and language and treat me like part of the family! I had to include a … Continue reading

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Mixing Puzzles and Playdoh in Speech Therapy Activities

Everyone has challenging preschoolers to work with who go through your therapy bag of activities quickly and you scratch your head trying to find what will hold their interest. This week I was with a just 3 year-old who loved … Continue reading

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Clever Ways to Learn Sight Words

I love to pick up ideas from families that I work with. This week I was doing therapy at a kitchen table when the little boy looked with interest at the paper napkin holder and asked what it said. Mom had put … Continue reading

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Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day

Once again, I started my therapy session and it took off in a new direction. I had been to the grocery story before work and passed a grocery cart full of St. Patrick’s Day cling ons for free. I grabbed … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts in Speech Therapy

As I look back at my week, I had several “firsts” as I went from home to home doing speech therapy. Yesterday, a 6 year-old I saw for the first time had a cell phone and received a text during … Continue reading

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Splat the Cat Lesson Plan for Preschoolers in Speech Therapy

This winter just never seems to end (we’re home AGAIN with schools closed and this beautiful fluffy stuff coming down all day), so the opportunity is ripe for a story about snow! I love Splat the Cat books because they … Continue reading

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Using YOXO Construction to Liven Up Speech Therapy Sessions

I got a “Wow,” and “Can I keep that?” just by taking the YOXObot Orig out of my therapy bag. My friend is working on his articulation goals and we set up the session that he had to say a … Continue reading

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Reading Carryover for Older Articulation Therapy Students

I have found that kids enjoy reading or repeating phrases from books they are interested as they progress past preschool games. This week I asked a 2nd grader what books he is reading and he got so excited he took … Continue reading

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