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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Autism and Early Intervention Speech Goals
September 29, 2009 10:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today’s post poses a question for all the speech-language pathologists out there who work with children in early intervention who have already been diagnosed as having autism. My question is this: when you are teaching these children to communicate, do Read More...
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Reviewing Speech Resources
September 25, 2009 10:23 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the past year this blog has addressed a variety of syndromes, disorders and conditions that affect the many children we treat in early intervention. Due to my lack of time (but not lack of interest!), I do not always have a chance to research all Read More...
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Festive Fall Routines
September 22, 2009 9:49 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last October when I first began writing this blog, I wrote a post entitled: Fall Fun: Using Seasonal Themes to Enhance Therapy , which featured a variety of fall activities that therapists could do with young children during an EI session. I always find Read More...
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A True Story of Acceptance
September 18, 2009 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last December I was assigned a new child to my caseload. She was already being seen by several of my co-workers who each informed me of their grave concerns regarding her development. At the time, she had not yet been diagnosed with anything other than Read More...
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Part 2: Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance
September 14, 2009 2:24 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post entitled Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance . Today's post is a continuation and will provide more information about what Elizabeth Kübler-Ross taught us and how we can utilize it in early intervention. Based on my research Read More...
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Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance
September 10, 2009 5:20 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Recently I received the following email from a fellow therapist: "I have a little boy who just turned 2 and is not talking, babbling, or vocalizing in any way shape or form. I have educated the mother repeatedly regarding having his hearing checked and Read More...
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Saving Early Intervention
September 8, 2009 10:34 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you to everyone who wrote into the “Surviving the Financial Crunch” post and for sharing your personal experiences regarding the financial hardships we are facing not only as an industry, but also as a nation. Therapists wrote in from across the Read More...
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Keeping Positive with a Negative Budget
September 4, 2009 10:32 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier this week, I wrote a post entitled, Surviving the Financial Crunch to address the increasing financial woes that are plaguing not only our country, but now our industry as well. I am facing it first hand in the county where I live and work. In Read More...
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Surviving the Financial Crunch
September 1, 2009 11:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
There was once a time when I naively thought my job was immune from the financial struggles and strain that plague many other industries. Speech therapists are always in high demand, right? I can pursue any speech job I want because there is a shortage 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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