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April 2009 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Warm Weather Therapy Tips
April 28, 2009 11:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Well, hello Summer! Here, where I live and work in the northeast section of the US, right outside of Philadelphia, the temperatures this weekend were anywhere from 88-92 degrees! Hot, hot, hot for the last week in April! So now that spring is officially Read More...
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Speech Therapy IS a Daily Routine
April 24, 2009 10:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last month I wrote two posts addressing the latest buzz phrase in my area in early intervention, namely "daily routines". Our county wants therapists to be working with children within their "daily routines" and at times, there has been recent criticism Read More...
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Stepping Out of the Therapist Comfort Zone
April 20, 2009 5:33 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This past weekend I had the joy and privilege of presenting at the PSHA (Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Convention. I offered information on two topics that I am passionate about and have addressed previously on this blog, namely how Read More...
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What's In YOUR Oral-Motor Toolkit?
April 17, 2009 10:13 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I would like to share the tools I arm myself with before attempting oral-motor therapy with children below the age of three. Not always an easy task!! Oral-motor work can often be quite daunting for all involved—therapist, parent and child! It is Read More...
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Autism in the Media
April 14, 2009 12:05 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For today's post I wanted to share an observation I have made regarding two different television shows that were aired during the first two weeks of this April 2009, or as we now refer to it in the special education community, Autism Awareness Month. Read More...
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Online Speech Therapy
April 10, 2009 10:54 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Teletherapy helps link therapists with clients from miles away. Although, speech therapy over the computer may not be the best option for all clients, it's a wonderful opportunity for many! In addition, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Read More...
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April is Autism Awareness Month
April 7, 2009 11:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As many of you probably already know, April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month. As a therapist who has been working for several years with children diagnosed with autism, I wanted to give special attention to the disorder that affects so many people Read More...
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The Speech Spirit: April 2009
April 3, 2009 9:06 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is the first of a new month and highlights my next entry of "The Speech Spirit". Today's post addresses a concept I have played with over and over again both personally and professionally. I have debated how to eloquently present this belief....so 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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