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December 2008 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Stimulating Speech While at Home for the Holidays
December 29, 2008 3:28 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Hope all of our readers had a wonderful holiday last week and I'd also like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! During the holiday season, most schools are closed and people take vacations, so it's very possible that even if you are a working Read More...
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Shrink Stress for Happy Holidays!
December 23, 2008 10:26 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Several families I currently work with have expressed concern regarding their child and holidays events. Many kids, especially those with social anxieties, sensory issues and/or communication delays/disorders have a difficult time transitioning to new Read More...
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In the Spirit of Giving...Toys!
December 19, 2008 9:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
On Tuesday, I submitted a post discussing the dangerous presence of toxic chemicals in toys. As I had stated in that post, parents will often ask for suggestions regarding toys that would be appropriate and helpful for their child with a diagnosed speech Read More...
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Toxic Toys
December 16, 2008 10:28 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As an early intervention therapist, toys are an enormously important part of my job. In addition, the parents I work with will often ask me to recommend educational and speech-supportive toys for their child, especially at this time of the year. Recommending Read More...
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Ho, Ho, Ho! Holiday Crafts!
December 12, 2008 10:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
With the holidays quickly approaching, I know how busy I am preparing not only for my own personal family traditions, but also for my therapy sessions! So, in the spirit of the season, I thought I would pass along some of the festive ideas I have been Read More...
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A One-Woman Show
December 8, 2008 6:07 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a personal reflection about being an early intervention speech therapist. I find that there are days when this "job" is so much more than a "job". There are times when I find that I am not just a speech therapist. I am a counselor, a friend, Read More...
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech
December 5, 2008 9:49 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Since beginning this blog, I have had several requests from both therapists and parents regarding information on CAS or Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Throughout my years of practicing speech therapy, I have found that this can be one of the most difficult Read More...
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Web Resources for Parents
December 2, 2008 10:38 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I did a training a few months back for a group of educators and therapists. At the end, I included the following list of resources. It is a collection of websites that highlight a variety of issues and information that is helpful for Early Intervention Read More...
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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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