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Tips for Families Relocating
October 7, 2014 8:33 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I visited one of my homecare families for their weekly speech therapy appointment. Early in our session, mom shared that they have been making plans to move to a neighboring state by the end of this month. Afraid of losing services for her daughter, Read More...
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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...
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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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Using Items in the Home, Continued
September 16, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about the task of only using items found in the various homes where you are doing therapy. This is the expectation we work under in the county where I practice speech therapy. When you work in impoverished areas, this can definitely Read More...
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Back to School: Know Your Child's IEP Team
August 26, 2014 8:21 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you are sending your child off to preschool for the first time or maybe you are sending them to a new school this year, today's post is for you! Building a rapport with the professionals working with your child is vital to their progress and will be Read More...
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Summer Speech Fun at Home
August 19, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Just a few weeks left before September arrives and school is back in session! During these remaining August summer days, you may be looking for fun, inexpensive ways to keep your child(ren) entertained as well as challenged and engaged. Today I'd like Read More...
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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...
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Getting Ready for Summer!
June 10, 2014 9:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is officially our last week of preschool, then we have 3 weeks off and then summer school begins. Over the last 5 years of writing the blog I have tackled many topics regarding this time of year, such as preparing for summer speech services and recipes Read More...
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Getting Ready for 2014: 5 Professional Goals
December 31, 2013 7:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Every year when the first of January rolls around, I like to acknowledge this yearly opportunity to take stock of the past and also prepare for the future. For me, 2013 was an extremely busy year professionally. It was filled with new experiences and Read More...
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Home Care Field Trips
October 1, 2013 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In the Birth to 3 Program in which I work, we are often encouraged to move beyond the home when delivering services. Conducting therapy sessions outside of the child's living space allows several exciting things to happen: therapists can see if the child Read More...
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Language Lessons at the Zoo!
July 16, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the month of July, one of our themes at school is Zoo Animals. This past week, everything we talked about, read about, played with and created had to do with the zoo and the animals that live there. So naturally when my husband and I decided to Read More...
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Extended School Year Tips!
June 11, 2013 8:11 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that June has arrived and summer is upon us, many of our speech and language students may have changes in their services due to summer staff changes, time off from school and family vacations that may interfere with services, etc. If your child is Read More...
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Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower and Peas
May 3, 2013 9:03 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that the chilly weather is finally beginning to break and the sweet smell of spring is in the air, it is the perfect time to visit your local farmer's market and see what is in season. From time to time on this blog I explore the juicy world of fresh Read More...
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Cooking the Alphabet
April 19, 2013 8:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Next week is "E" week at our school, meaning we will be talking and learning about all things "E"! So today at our teacher planning meeting we brainstormed on all the Exciting E-based Events we could plan for the upcoming days. Some of our ideas included: 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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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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