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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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New Research Shows Preschoolers with Special Needs Benefit from Typical Peers’ Strong Language

I’m always interested in current research to back our therapy and planning for kids with special needs. As a pediatric speech language pathologist, I am often highly involved in putting together a balanced and comprehensive plan for therapies for kids that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, filled with fun and laughter and family.

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Great Books for Speech Therapy /s/ Carryover

It’s such fun when a parent shares a perfect  speech therapy activity with you. First it means she is practicing with her child and second it means she “gets” what you are trying to do. Today a mom went to … Continue reading

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Being a Speech Therapist is More Than Delivering Therapy

It occurred to me this week that there are many extra tasks associated with being a speech language pathologist besides delivering speech therapy. As I look at my week and tuck in extra calls, blogs, reports and parent conferences, I … Continue reading

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