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March 2009 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Addressing the Issues: Data Collection in Early Intervention
March 27, 2009 9:27 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In a recent post, I mentioned that data collection in our county has changed. As a result, readers have also started writing in to share their own experiences. One reader's comment from New York read, " We have to keep a calendar at the home where each Read More...
Addressing the Issues: "Bag-Free" Therapy
March 24, 2009 11:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last week, I have written two posts addressing some recent changes and challenges I have been facing in my speech therapy position. As a result, many readers have shared their thoughts, comments and own work experiences in early intervention. Read More...
More Changes and Challenges in EI
March 19, 2009 5:06 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier in the week I raised a few issues that have started to become more and more pressing in my work in early intervention. The one that was first and foremost is the demand to use the term " daily routines ". As a therapist working in a wide variety Read More...
"Daily Routines" and Other Changes in EI
March 17, 2009 12:37 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In today's post I'd like to discuss an issue that has become quite pressing within the county where I work as a speech therapist in early intervention. Part of why I raise this issue is to see if other therapists out there across the country and world-wide Read More...
Different Paths to Communication, Part 2
March 13, 2009 11:11 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a continuation of the one written earlier this week. In that post I highlighted the four main tools SLPs use to help a nonverbal child become a verbal child. Just to recap, the four methods are: Sign Language Picture Communication Phonemic Read More...
The Different Paths to Communication
March 10, 2009 10:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
When I enter a new home and meet a family for the first time, one of the first questions I am asked by parents usually sounds something like this, " How are you going to get my to child to talk? " After doing this for several years, I have learned that Read More...
Life Lessons in Home Care
March 2, 2009 1:19 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Several months ago, I worked with a new mom who mentioned to me that she had a very difficult time telling her two year-old daughter the word "no". She wanted to make her "happy" and doesn't like it when she is "mad" at her or just "upset in general". Read More...
The Speech Spirit: March 2009
March 2, 2009 1:15 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Welcome to March! It's not quite spring yet, but we know it is on the way! The first day of spring this year, 2009, is Friday, March 20. As we all know, spring is a time of hope, growth and new life. It marks the end of the winter season. Winter, especially 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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