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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Recipe: Presentation is Everything!
September 2, 2011 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am taking a recipe hiatus and would like to share some picky eater tips that I am currently using at my house! For picky eaters, looking at a full plate of "tuna surprise" with a side of rice pudding and a cup of strawberry smoothie can be Read More...
2011-2012 School Year Kick-Off!
August 30, 2011 8:38 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Despite events like Hurricane Irene pummeling the East Coast, I really love the end of August - this time of the year has always been one of my favorites. The weather in the northeast part of the country begins to change, becoming more unpredictable. Read More...
Recipe: Sweet Potato French Fries
August 26, 2011 8:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I posted my own recipe for "Classic French Fries" . They are a slightly healthier baked version of the traditional deep fried fry, using just olive oil, salt and pepper with some additional flavor tips for making them extra delicious! That recipe Read More...
Mangia Baby Recipe Videos!
August 23, 2011 8:09 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
About a year ago, when home with my daughter, who at the time was a very picky eater, I began feeling so frustrated trying to encourage her to taste new foods. In addition, I had experienced these same issues at work as an SLP, especially when working Read More...
Recipe: A Side of Fries, Please!
August 19, 2011 8:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most kids LOVE french fries. Even moms of picky eaters will confess that their little one(s) will eat french fries and they allow it (and may even encourage it) because, "At least they are eating!" Here is my theory on why french fries and picky eaters Read More...
Recipe: “Roll the Roni’s”
August 12, 2011 7:46 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Here is a great pasta recipe for kids! My daughter loves pretty much any kind of pasta...fettuccini, gnocchi, farfalle (aka bow-tie pasta), orecchiette, fusilli, macaroni, rigatoni and of course, good ol' penne! It's a perfect match because pasta is also Read More...
Recipe: Rainforest “Pizza”
August 5, 2011 8:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is our fourth and final rainforest recipe for this summer! It was been a fun four weeks, full of delicious and creative eats. The kids really loved all of the recipes, as did the parents! I have had several families share with me that they tried Read More...
Recipe: Zesty Rainforest Salsa
July 29, 2011 7:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week we are continuing to explore the many foods of the rainforest! I thought it would be fun to change things a bit and try something more savory and salty after two weeks of sweet treats. Tomatoes, onions and limes are all foods found in the rainforest Read More...
The Benefits of Recipe-Based Language Lessons
July 26, 2011 8:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have been using recipe-based language lessons off and on for about 10 years or so in various classroom settings, as well as in homecare, and each time similar results occur. Not only do the parents, teachers and children seem to really enjoy and anticipate Read More...
Recipe: One "Berry" Patriotic Tart
July 1, 2011 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy July 4th everyone! In honor of our nation's special day, here is an idea I came up with recently that is perfect for this weekend! It is also a bit of a twist on a dessert my mom use to make with my brother and I when we were kids. She would buy Read More...
Recipe: Purrrrrty Pancakes
April 29, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Once again my 18 month old daughter is in another "picky" eating phase....or maybe she is just acting like a toddler?! One day she eats everything I put in front of her and will sit for a whole hour quietly munching away on the variety of nibbles I've Read More...
Carryover: Practice for Parents
April 19, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is about maximizing the work we do in the classroom by promoting carryover at home. This topic was inspired by one of the requests shared during the February SLP poll , which specially asked for: "Support and ideas to give parents to help Read More...
SLP Survey
February 1, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For today's post, I have chosen a list of questions and created a survey specifically designed for speech therapists working in early intervention. The survey looks at a variety of topics and issues which we face as therapists and my hope is that the Read More...
Beyond Early Intervention
May 19, 2009 11:44 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Tomorrow is my final visit with a little girl I work with every other week at her daycare. She will be turning 3 later this month and I have worked with her for about a year now. During that time I have seen her at home and daycare and have worked closely Read More...
Interview: SLP and OT Collaboration
February 17, 2009 11:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post will focus on the third and final part of my interview with Lona Otero-Nardone, Occupational Therapist. The first and second parts addressed Sensory Integration Dysfunction—the facts and ways to treat; however today's post features the relationship 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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