Great New Picture Books, PAL Award Winners about Dragons, Beach and Twins

Great New Picture Books, PAL Award Winners about Dragons, Beach and Twins

One of my favorite things to do is hang out in a neighborhood book store and check out the new picture books. As a matter of fact, when my husband asked what I would like to do on my recent birthday (besides getting the best donut in town and coffee), I suggested...
Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs: The Pros and Cons

Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs: The Pros and Cons

From time to time I like to feature guest posts by either Speech language pathologists or those in other fields working to positively impact kids and parents. Today I want to introduce you to Jackie Nunes, from WonderMoms.org. Jackie is a former pediatric nurse who...
Kids’ Biographies Inspire Next Generation Leaders

Kids’ Biographies Inspire Next Generation Leaders

I always appreciate a good biography written for children, especially one that inspires young girls to be their best. During a weekend with some of our grandchildren, I had the opportunity to read about 8 of the books in a series, “Ordinary People Change the...
Play Your  Way Back To School

Play Your Way Back To School

Anticipating the start of a new school year is both exciting and daunting. As a parent and school speech therapist, I always felt the promise of a fresh start with new teachers, classmates, bulletin boards, pencils and backpacks. In my speech room, I made addotional...
Book Lessons on Being Different

Book Lessons on Being Different

I loved my visit to our town library today and was rewarded with a full bookshelf of “NEW!” books. They put a little sticker on them which really gets kids excited too. I grabbed several for my language lesson with a first grader on the autism spectrum and...

A Parent’s Guide to Teaming with the Schools to Build Language

As parents enter the world of special education, the PPT meeting, to plan for your child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) can be daunting. I have had the opportunity to be on “both sides of the table”, representing the school district as their...