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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers
August 8, 2014 7:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the months of January through May 2012 I wrote several posts about apps that were appropriate and recommended for young children, especially those with speech and language delays/disorders. It's been over two years and since then I have discovered Read More...
My Methods for Increasing Eye Gaze
May 6, 2014 10:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most of these techniques I have learned by working hand-in-hand with occupational therapists. I work with several wonderful OTs who have taught me so much about how to gain a child's attention and tap into their sensory needs in order to improve focus Read More...
Increasing Eye Gaze in Children on the Autism Spectrum
April 29, 2014 11:31 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Whenever readers make an inquiry on this blog site, I do my best to respond and address their questions as appropriately as possible. There are also times when the request made is large and would entail a much lengthier and detailed response then a comment Read More...
Play & Be Rejuvenated!
July 9, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Two summers ago in 2011 I wrote a post entitled, A Vacation from Speech Therapy ! The purpose of the post was to encourage parents of children diagnosed with autism to seek out alternative activities for their children for the summer months. The post Read More...
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...
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...
AAC for Preschoolers (Continued)
December 27, 2011 8:58 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last two weeks we have been discussing the specific use of iPads with preschoolers and many of you have written in with wonderful ideas, suggestions and your own personal preferences for various apps for children ages 3-5. Thank you! In last Read More...
The Latest and Greatest Assessments for Children Ages 3-5
November 8, 2011 8:32 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This fall at the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age in our district. Read More...
Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh
October 25, 2011 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky Read More...
Recipe: Mini Rotelle
October 21, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final Read More...
The Pumpkin Post!
October 18, 2011 8:57 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
All through September at our school we talked about apples: red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! Read More...
Recipe: Easy Veggie Pasta
October 14, 2011 8:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I introduced my latest pasta passion--Barilla's Minature Piccolini veggie pastas ! I also shared one of my own creations using the Mini Pipe Pasta. This week, I have a new recipe using different vegetables and a different sauce. These pasta Read More...
Blogger Questions Answered
October 11, 2011 8:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that questions are being addressed and people are able Read More...
Recipe: Piccolini Perfecto!
October 7, 2011 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I would like to share my most recent love affair with food for little ones: Barilla's Piccolini Pasta with Veggies! Each box of pasta "contains 25 percent pureed fresh in-season vegetables." There are three different types that Barilla currently 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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