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Providing Treatment to Children Who Stutter
July 8, 2014 7:47 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last two weeks I posted information about how to know if your young child is truly stuttering or is simply in a normal phase of dysfluency that many experience as language skills develop. Today's post provides tools to help parents speak with Read More...
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Stuttering: When To Seek Help
July 1, 2014 8:36 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I shared a post highlighting information about what "normal" speech looks like, as well as providing a comprehensive definition of the term "stuttering." This week I would like to further explore this complex speech disorder and what it looks Read More...
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Stuttering in Young Children
June 24, 2014 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
From time to time I will have parents, teachers and even friends and family members ask about a young child they know who "stutters." When I ask them to describe what the child is doing and saying when they stutter, most of the time they explain characteristics Read More...
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Exploring Tuberous Sclerosis
January 22, 2014 11:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In September 2013 I wrote several posts addressing a medical condition known as Tuberous Sclerosis. I am currently treating a child diagnosed with this complex genetic disorder and have been working hard to find the best ways to address the child's communication Read More...
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Rare Conditions: Tuberous Sclerosis
September 24, 2013 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I wrote a post suggesting various ways to prepare yourself when working with a child diagnosed with a rare condition , especially if you are not familiar with the disorder/ailment. Although I do support what I wrote last week, this week I would Read More...
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Feeding Therapy for Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
April 9, 2013 8:47 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am exploring feeding issues found with children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The information surrounding this topic is very vast and extensive. My goal for this post is to provide useful information and resources for both therapists and Read More...
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Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy
April 2, 2013 8:21 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As I began my search for helpful information regarding cerebral palsy and how it affects feeding and oral motor function, much of what I found included various cases that have been conducted on this very topic. Oral motor therapy has become quite controversial Read More...
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Speech Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
March 26, 2013 9:08 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am continuing my look at the condition of Cerebral Palsy (CP). Last week's post discussed some of the basic facts surrounding the condition and the overall affect CP can have on an individual. This week I am narrowing the focus and will look Read More...
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Learning about Cerebral Palsy
March 19, 2013 9:08 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the next few months I am going to begin researching and exploring a variety of disorders and disabilities we commonly see within the Early Intervention population. Almost like a refresher course for those therapists who graduated before the year Read More...
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Language of Babies
November 20, 2012 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Although it has been a few years since my days as a home care therapist because I am now a mother of two with a 5-month old of my own, I am once again focused on the delightful language of babies. Recently, while discussing the communication habits of Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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