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October 2012 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

A Heartfelt Halloween Message
October 30, 2012 4:08 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
With Hurricane Sandy raging outside, I am home with my children for an extended weekend, full of pumpkin carving and baking ghost muffins! My three year old is so excited for Halloween and she wants to wear her costume every day! She is at an age now Read More...
Recipe Post: Happy Halloween Pumpkin Krispie Treats!
October 26, 2012 8:42 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
It's that time of year again! Time to make everything around us ORANGE and BLACK! Time for pumpkins, ghosts, witches and "scary kitty cats" as my now 3 year old daughter likes to say. I love using these themes and colors when I am cooking and baking this Read More...
Nicholas’ Story: A Mother’s Words Part 2
October 23, 2012 8:10 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I posted the first half of my question and answer session with Gina, a mom whose son Nicholas was born with severe oral and verbal apraxia, hypotonia and sensory processing disorder. Last week's post discussed how their journey began focusing Read More...
Recipe Post: Warm Pumpkin Oatmeal
October 19, 2012 9:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is a slightly sweet and wonderfully savory easy-to-make dish that is perfect for both your breakfast table and a language based classroom cooking lesson. The ingredients are simple and perfect for this time of the year: pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon Read More...
Nicholas’ Story: A Mother’s Words
October 16, 2012 8:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I would like to share my question and answer session with Gina, a mom whose son Nicholas was born with severe oral and verbal apraxia. Through the questions below, Gina explains the journey she and her son have traveled over the last several years, Read More...
Recipe: Brussels Sprout Salad Surprise!
October 12, 2012 3:15 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have a confession to make. I do not like, cook with or eat Brussels sprouts (or so I thought!). Even though I know they are "good for me" and full of vitamin C, they are simply not a food I normally choose to eat. Growing up, my own mother never really Read More...
A Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Refresher
October 9, 2012 12:18 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a factual look at VPD or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction . I am currently working with a student who presents with a hypernasal quality to their speech and am researching on my own the best ways to treat them in therapy. Based on my research, Read More...
Recipe: Simple Pumpkin Cookies
October 5, 2012 10:54 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
October has arrived! My favorite month of the year for many reasons - cool weather, Halloween and delicious heart-warming meals! I also love pumpkins and will be sharing several pumpkin-based recipes over the next few weeks. Today's cookies are easy to Read More...
Federal Budget Cuts and Protecting Speech and Language Services
October 2, 2012 10:13 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As we all know, America has been in the midst of an economic downturn for several years now. Our federal government is currently facing over a $16 trillion dollar deficit, which has caused many government programs to recently lose significant funding. 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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