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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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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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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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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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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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A Special Note to Parents
March 12, 2013 8:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
My focus for the blog over the past 9 weeks has been to provide readers with information about what "typical" early childhood development looks like, as well as inform parents about how to obtain help for their child when they feel they need it. Empowering Read More...
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Giving Your Baby Grains
January 11, 2013 8:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I wrote a post about Teething Feeder Bags and how instrumental they can be when transitioning your child to solid foods. In addition, they are a wonderful way to introduce various flavors, whether it is fruits, vegetables or proteins. This 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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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 Post: Picky Eater Pudding Picnics
August 24, 2012 8:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
These hot summer months are a great time to dine outdoors! Several weeks ago I wrote a two-part post entitled Picky Eater Summer Solutions , which presented a list of creative ways to promote healthy eating habits with small children during the summer Read More...
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Picky Eater Summer Solutions!
July 17, 2012 9:28 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This summer I am home on maternity leave with my two little girls. During my time home, my older daughter and I have been enjoying our extra time together by doing a wide variety of fun activities, which often involves food! Over the last few weeks, I 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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