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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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Easier To Raise Math Than Reading Scores Teachers Say

In a fascinating article in the New York Times last week, “In Raising Scores, 1 2 3 Is Easier Than A B C,” the author quotes several teachers who find bringing up math scores is a lot easier than doing … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Spring 2013 PAL Awards-Best Toys, Games and Books

Playonwords.com Presents Their Spring 2013 PAL Awards – Best Toys, Games and Books that Spark Language Development Through Play Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2013’s Spring PAL Award Winners, the toy … Continue reading

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My First Day, Comparing What Animals Do On Day One

I was in an annual review yesterday for a first grader that I work with and his teacher was saying that next year they will be talking about relating information in a story they read to their personal experience. We … Continue reading

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Boundaries Baseball Game Teaches Personal Space, Feelings and Saying No

I came upon a great game today, “Boundaries Baseball” by Franklin Learning Systems, which teaches about boundaries for personal space, feelings and saying “No.” Kids start at home plate on the game board with their baseball player and spin the … Continue reading

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The Ant and the Grasshopper, A Lesson in Descriptive Language for Speech Therapy

Readers are drawn into the vibrant collage of colors on the first page of The Ant and the Grasshopper,  “Somewhere on the boulevard of backyards an ant was struggling with the remnants of a picnic.” Each page is equally as … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to you all! I has just finished up a speech therapy session yesterday at a home where mom is a professional baker! She had used stencils and frosting although I have no idea how is … Continue reading

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Preparing For a Toddler’s Speech and Language Evaluation

I frequently get calls from parents of children 15-18 months old saying their child isn’t talking and they want an evaluation. I take a little more information on the phone and then ask them to do something for me before … Continue reading

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Toy Fair Preview 2013

I’m having an amazing time at the Toy Fair, seeing the latest hot new toys for 2013! I am amazed at all the wonderful new toys and games to build language and the creative, inventive people behind the products. As … Continue reading

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Donating Toys to Teen Moms

People ask me what I do with all the toys that are submitted for a PAL Award after I have reviewed them. That actually is a fun part of my job since I give some to the tester families but … Continue reading

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