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Recipe Post: Transitioning from Purees to Solids
January 4, 2013 9:16 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week's recipe post focuses on a specific tool that can be used to help a baby as they transition from pureed baby foods to more complex textures and solids: The Teething Feeder Bag I used this tool with my first daughter, who I must admit, never Read More...
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Recipe Post: Holiday Waffles
December 14, 2012 10:05 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Recently we made homemade waffles using a real Belgian waffle iron and waffle mix as part of our group speech and language special recipe activity at school. We chose waffles because the letter of the week was "W"! This tasty dish turned out to be a huge Read More...
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Preparing with Winter Worksheets!
December 11, 2012 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If your preschool early intervention program is like ours, you too have two full weeks off from school over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Although I am very excited for some restful time at home to snuggle with my girls and maybe sleep past 7am Read More...
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The Magic of Pinterest
December 4, 2012 9:01 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As promised this month's posts will be full of fun holiday therapy crafts, recipes and activities! Today's post highlights just some of the endless ideas which can be found on Pinterest. For those of you who are new to the Pinterest scene, the following Read More...
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Recipe: Homemade Baby Food
November 30, 2012 9:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week's post is written for parents who are interested in making their own baby food. With both my girls I have used a combination of homemade baby food and store bought organic baby food. I really enjoy making my own purees and have learned that Read More...
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Speech and Language Christmas Crafts 2012
November 27, 2012 8:43 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All! Over the next month I will be highlighting holiday recipes, crafts and various speech and language activities that can be used both in the classroom and at home with young children in need of speech and language Read More...
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Pink Hearing Aids
November 13, 2012 8:13 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This past weekend I took my three year old to her first gymnastics class, which by the way was a wonderful experience and after watching the women's USA Olympic team take home the gold this summer, my daughter was delighted! While there on the sidelines, 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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Recipe: Brussels Sprout Salad Surprise!
October 12, 2012 3:15 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have a confession to make. I do not like, cook with or eat Brussels sprouts (or so I thought!). Even though I know they are "good for me" and full of vitamin C, they are simply not a food I normally choose to eat. Growing up, my own mother never really Read More...
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Recipe: It’s All About Apples!
September 21, 2012 8:42 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Back to school brings visions of shiny red apples on the teacher's desk. In preschool it also means lots of lessons and recipes centered around this delicious and diverse fruit! As you know, apples come in a variety of flavors and colors. There's RED Read More...
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Off to a Great Start? A Reflection and Question
September 18, 2012 10:19 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
First, I'd like to sincerely thank all the working moms who wrote to me after I posted last Tuesday's entry, A New Chapter Begins. I need to admit to my readers that your words brought tears to my eyes as I read through each compassionate comment. Your Read More...
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A New Chapter Begins
September 11, 2012 11:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post touches on the more personal side of my life; however I also know that it is the reality many of you are living and thought it may be an appropriate time to embrace this topic. Tomorrow I return to work after having 3 glorious summer months Read More...
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Gearing Up for the 2012-2013 School Year
September 4, 2012 11:56 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Well, it is that time of the year again. Labor Day is now over, September is here and the school year is about to begin! If you are the parent of a young child with special needs who is heading off to their first day of preschool, do you feel ready? Is Read More...
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Parents Speak, Part 5: An Overview
August 29, 2012 8:56 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last four weeks, I have been posting the results from my Early Intervention Parent Survey. The survey questions focused on both the Birth to 3 and the 3 to 5 programs in order to compare and contrast the reactions parents have to both, as well 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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