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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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PAL Award Submissions Donated To Bridgeport Rescue Mission

People always tell me how much fun my job must be to get all these new toys and be able to play with them with kids. Actually one of my favorite parts of the PAL Award process is being able … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Lesson on the Vocabulary of Behavior, “Choice-A-Quence”

Here’s a new PAL Award winning game, perfect for a speech therapy lesson teaching kids the pragmatics of behaviors and their consequences. Developed by a team of educators including a speech language pathologist, “Choice-a-Quence” gets the conversation going about common … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a happy, safe and dry? Halloween. We had lots of ninjas, teenage mutant ninja turtles and princesses come to our door in spite of the drizzle outside! It was a special day for me as it … Continue reading

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Easy Gingerbread House For Speech Therapy

I pride myself in surprising kids with new, exciting toys since I have wonderful products sent to me weekly for review for our PAL Award. But I must say, I learn a lot from the playrooms I visit each week, … Continue reading

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Halloween Books and Apps for Speech Therapy

As speech therapists, we love a holiday to use as a theme in our lessons with kids! Here is my post from last year which is worth revisiting for some ideas to get a little “boo” out of kids we … Continue reading

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Toys and Games Shared on “Teachmetotalk” Podcast today

I really enjoyed being a guest on Laura Mize’s Podcast today for “Teachmetotalk” on the topic of “Great Toys From Play On Words.” She is a pediatric speech pathologist who hosts a weekly show highlighting information for parents of children … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winning Books on News12 CT TV

I had a fun interview with Gillian Neff on News12 CT TV last week. On Monday the segment featured the reading program at the Fairfield Public Library, “Dig Into Reading” and on Sunday I shared some tips for getting the reading … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July to you all! May you have a wonderful day with family and friends celebrating the freedoms we enjoy in this great country of ours!

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Disney Eye Found It! Hidden Picture Game Encourages Language

Every now and then I test out a product and kids start talking fast and furiously starting with looking at the box! Such was the case the other day with “Disney Eye Found It! Hidden Picture Game” by Wonder Forge … Continue reading

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