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October 2009 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

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October 30, 2009 10:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Hello, Early Intervention Speech Therapy readers! Stephanie is taking a brief hiatus. She'll return with a new post next Friday. In the meantime, consider this post an open thread to initiate discussion with colleagues about issues pertinent to early Read More...
Revisiting Apraxia
October 22, 2009 5:36 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Every few days or so, I read through recent comments posted throughout the blog and attempt to address the questions that have been raised by our readers. One of the most pressing issues that is frequently raised by parents reading the blog is apraxia. Read More...
Qualifying for Early Intervention Services
October 19, 2009 3:56 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Recently, a reader inquired on the blog about the specific requirements needed to qualify for services. Her question reads as follows: "...I need an explanation of what qualifies as a "25%" delay. I typically am not involved in the eligibility process Read More...
Treating Children Diagnosed with Autism: A Follow-up
October 16, 2009 9:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
On September 29 th 2009 we published a post entitled: Autism and Early Intervention Speech Goals . The post discussed a local case of a speech therapist working with 3-5 years olds who prefers and recommends only using sign language with children diagnosed Read More...
Happy Halloween Therapy Treats!
October 12, 2009 2:19 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Halloween is just a few short weeks away and those who read my blog often know how much I love the holidays and festive therapy sessions! Last October I wrote a post filled with simple ways to add a little Halloween fun to your therapy sessions. The post Read More...
Baby Steps
October 9, 2009 10:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier this week I shared a story regarding a little girl I work with in Early Intervention. If you've had a chance to read over the post, you'll see that at our previous appointment I asked the mom if it would be ok for us to venture a block away to Read More...
Dealing with Parent Anxieties in Home Care
October 5, 2009 6:08 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
There is a family I have been working with for about six months now. The little girl, although not officially diagnosed, displays many red flags for autism. In addition, she has an older sibling who also displays many similar signs although at a slightly Read More...
Autism and EI Goals: A Follow-up
October 2, 2009 10:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Tuesday's post discussed the various ways speech therapists can treat young children in early intervention who have been diagnosed with autism. The question posed to the public was the following: when you are teaching these children to communicate, do 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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