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Easy Resources to Share with Parents
September 19, 2014 9:09 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
My last two posts addressed the challenge of implementing items that families have in their home to support therapy and IFSP goals and strategies. In my posts I specifically addressed populations that may not have access to many books and toys for their Read More...
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Normal Speech and Language Growth: Ages 3-4 years
February 12, 2013 10:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is week 6 of my 8 week series highlighting what typical speech and language development looks like in young children. This week's post will focus on the growth that happens between ages 3 and 4. During this year, young children really leave the baby 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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Pacing Board Follow-up with Pictures
August 16, 2011 8:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Great feedback from last Tuesday's Pace-Out-Your-Speech Post! Many of you wrote in with great pacing board proposals of your own. Thank you for sharing your useful and novel ideas! In addition, many of you also requested that pictures of the pacing boards Read More...
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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...
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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...
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An Interview with Alexandra Ranieri-Deniken, PsyD: Part 2
May 24, 2011 10:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today is the follow-up from last week's interview with licensed clinical psychologist, Alexandra Ranieri-Deniken, PsyD, of the Behavioral & Developmental Services Department at Special People In Northeast (SPIN), Inc , in Philadelphia, PA. Below are Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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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