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Give Yourself a High Five in 2012!
January 3, 2012 8:55 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now we all have our New Year resolutions. Some people want to lose weight, others hope to get better organized and many desire to spend more time with their families and friends. Everyone has areas of their lives that could use some restoring and most Read More...
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New Years Eve Pizza
December 30, 2011 7:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Schools are closed this week and little ones are home for the holidays! Today's post includes some new ideas to keep them occupied as well as some flashbacks to posts from the past! If you're staying in for New Years Eve this year with your little ones, 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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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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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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When Therapy Isn't Working
February 1, 2010 3:38 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most therapists will from time to time encounter a case where the child is really not making good progress. Therapeutically, you have tried everything and still seem to be hitting the proverbial roadblock. Your carefully constructed and executed plans Read More...
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How to Make an Early Intervention Referral
January 22, 2010 9:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
A good friend of mine called recently for some advice. She and her family had dinner with some friends over the weekend. Both of them have kiddos the same age. During their dinner play date, her friend confided that she had some "concerns" about her little Read More...
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Revisiting Apraxia
October 22, 2009 5:36 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Every few days or so, I read through recent comments posted throughout the blog and attempt to address the questions that have been raised by our readers. One of the most pressing issues that is frequently raised by parents reading the blog is apraxia. Read More...
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Getting Started in EI – Therapy Materials!
June 22, 2009 3:30 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week's blog highlighted all the non-therapy related items that are necessities when working in EI Home Care. Today's post addresses the therapy related tools that I use frequently in EI and I feel are an absolute MUST with the age group and population! Read More...
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Addressing the Issues: "Bag-Free" Therapy
March 24, 2009 11:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last week, I have written two posts addressing some recent changes and challenges I have been facing in my speech therapy position. As a result, many readers have shared their thoughts, comments and own work experiences in early intervention. Read More...
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Picture Communication Systems: Points to Consider
February 24, 2009 5:21 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last two blog posts, I featured picture communication systems and how to make them effective and efficient in early intervention home care. In today's blog, I highlight some quick reminders in a bulleted list of "Points to Consider" when creating Read More...
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech Interview, Part 2
January 30, 2009 12:22 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Tuesday's post highlighted Sharon Gretz, the Founder and Executive Director of CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America). Today's post discusses the services CASANA provides, as well as possible causes and therapeutic suggestions Read More...
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In the Spirit of Giving...Toys!
December 19, 2008 9:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
On Tuesday, I submitted a post discussing the dangerous presence of toxic chemicals in toys. As I had stated in that post, parents will often ask for suggestions regarding toys that would be appropriate and helpful for their child with a diagnosed speech Read More...
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Web Resources for Parents
December 2, 2008 10:38 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I did a training a few months back for a group of educators and therapists. At the end, I included the following list of resources. It is a collection of websites that highlight a variety of issues and information that is helpful for Early Intervention 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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