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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

iPad Accessories for Young Children
September 30, 2014 7:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I attended a review meeting for a little girl I work with weekly. After the meeting, her mom shared that she had purchased the "Laugh & Learn Apptivity Creation Center" by Fisher Price for her daughter to help her to use the iPad safely Read More...
The Free APP Every SLP Needs!
August 22, 2014 12:39 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I met with an SLP who specializes in Assistive Technology and does consultative work for the Birth to 3 population in our county. She was a wealth of information, and I learned a ton of new techniques that I can use and expand with the young child Read More...
Apraxia Apps for the iPad
August 15, 2014 7:37 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Apraxia remains for me one of the most challenging conditions to treat in early intervention. I am always looking for new ways to improve my therapy and the quality of resources to share with my students and their families. Recently I began researching Read More...
Assistive Technology Devices
June 12, 2012 8:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I posted the first half of my interview with a trained speech language pathologist who is now using her speech and language skills in a new role, as an Assistive Technology Consultant/ Professional Development Specialist. Today I would like Read More...
Interview with an Assistive Technology Consultant/Professional Development Specialist
June 5, 2012 9:44 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I would like to share the first part of my one-on-one interview with a trained speech language pathologist who is now using her speech and language knowledge and background to work as an Assistive Technology Consultant/ Professional Development Read More...
More Results from the PSHA iPad Survey
March 20, 2012 11:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For those readers that are joining us new this week, PSHA is the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The organization conducted a survey geared towards SLPs and audiologists in February 2012, and the results were recently released. In last Read More...
How Many SLPs are REALLY Using iPads?
March 13, 2012 8:15 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Just as I am a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA). PSHA has proven to be a wonderful resource for me over the past few years. A few weeks Read More...
App: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
March 6, 2012 8:45 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I want to share one of my favorite apps to use with preschoolers who have receptive and/or expressive language delays. It's called "Monkey Preschool Lunchbox," and is a mere $0.99 to download onto your device. Below I have listed the overall layout Read More...
Communication Boards in the Classroom: A Follow-Up
February 28, 2012 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about using communication boards in a preschool classroom. This week I wanted to write a brief but hopefully thorough follow-up post about the effective use of such a tool in the classroom setting, and to examine its obvious limitations. Read More...
Communication Boards in the Classroom
February 21, 2012 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Working with young children with verbal apraxia in a preschool classroom poses many challenges. However, as we all know, there are also numerous opportunities for creative problem solving, especially with various technology and software programs at our Read More...
Reviewing the iPad: A Discussion
February 7, 2012 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I would like to share some of my personal and professional reflections on using the iPad. I have been incorporating the device into my therapy sessions for just one short month. However, over these past four weeks I have seen some very positive Read More...
Articulation Therapy with the iPad
January 31, 2012 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you to everyone who has been writing in over these past few weeks regarding the iPad apps and the many ways that the iPad can be used in speech therapy sessions. I love hearing your feedback and the various ways you are using these apps in your Read More...
A Group Session with the iPad
January 24, 2012 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During my first two weeks with the iPad, I used it solely during my individual therapy sessions. After having much success and feeling more confident about how to use the iPad appropriately, I decided to expand my horizons and try out my new passion in Read More...
The Cookie Doodle App!
January 20, 2012 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Who doesn't love a really good chocolate chip cookie? Or maybe you prefer oatmeal cookies with rainbow sprinkles? What about shortbread, snickerdoodles or sugar cookies? Whatever your preference, you can make all of these and many more with just the click Read More...
Free and Useful iPad Apps!
January 17, 2012 9:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
So, after another week of using the iPad in many of my speech therapy sessions and after hours of my own exploration, I have a list of several FREE apps that you many find helpful for preschool-age children with speech and language delays. These apps 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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