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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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to  you all! I will be spending Valentine’s Day with my sweetheart at the International Toy Fair in New York City.

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What Articulation Norms Do You Use?

This is a great question and I often pose it to other private therapists that I meet with so I am keeping up to date with the latest. I regularly use norms to point out what is typical development for … Continue reading

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Kids Making Their Own Language Toys

Okay, it’s an ice storm in the northeast today and I am once again stuck inside, so I found myself going through old pictures. I came across this one from a therapy session that exemplifies what I am constantly teaching … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at New Games Debuting at New York Toy Fair

Blue Orange (they brought us the fun Spot It! game series) has a big surprise for you… They tell us,” We  will release our  first “heavy” board game this year. We have long sought after a gem of this quality … Continue reading

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Best Play Food for Toddlers

After spending 2 days with my twin 20-month old grandchildren, I am stuffed with soup, cheese topped cheerios, blueberries, and apples. They spend so much time at their new Hape kitchen that I thought we should add some pretend food. … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Named A Top Website for 2015

Thank you to Kidmunicate, for naming  playonwords.com #12 in their “Top 75 Speech Pathology Websites / Blogs for 2015″  based on nominations “and then evaluated based on design, UX (user experience), content, frequency / longevity and social influence.”  we followed some … Continue reading

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More Games for Teaching Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum

Okay, here are some more of my favorite games to play with kids on the autism spectrum, teaching social language as well as language concepts to preschoolers: Sunny Day Pond by Peaceable Kingdom. Again, this is a very simple first … Continue reading

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Taking A Fresh Look at Kids After the Break

Breaks from speech therapy are good. Obviously I get refreshed and the kids seem to have a new vigor as they start up again. It’s fun to take a closer look at their progress, goals and abilities and do a … Continue reading

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