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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

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...
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...
Easter Tips For Happy Kids
March 29, 2013 9:26 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Anyone with young children knows that the holidays can sometimes be very overwhelming for little ones. Add in the fact that a child has special needs or is a very picky eater and the day can be a complete nightmare. Here are some fresh ideas for getting Read More...
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...
Normal Language for Children for Ages 3-5
February 19, 2013 9:06 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is week 7 of my 8 week series highlighting the hallmarks of typical speech and language development in young children. Today's post will explore what normal language and grammar looks and sounds like for preschoolers in the 3 to 5 age group. For Read More...
Recipe: Heart-Shaped Foods
February 15, 2013 12:16 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Kids love eating foods that are holiday friendly and Valentine's Day is the perfect time of year to bring this concept to life! There are so many ideas for heart shaped foods out there! Just take a glance at Facebook and Pinterest and you will see endless Read More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Parents Speak, Part 4
August 21, 2012 2:36 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is the fourth in a five-part series revealing the results from the Early Intervention Parent Survey I posted during the month of June 2012 on this blog. Next week I will offer some additional comments of my own after reading through and analyzing Read More...
Parents Speak, Part 2
August 7, 2012 3:37 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week's post was the first of a series of posts that will present and discuss the results from my Early Intervention Parent Survey. The survey focuses on both the Birth to 3 and the 3 to 5 program, asking parents for feedback regarding their experiences Read More...
Food Allergies: Keeping Your Child Safe
July 20, 2012 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
When our children are little and are at home with us, we can really control most if not everything they eat or do not eat. So, if you are the parent of a child with a food allergy, I'm sure you are vigilant about what foods come into your home, what your Read More...
Eating the Alphabet!
May 25, 2012 8:28 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This past week I took my daughter to our local library in search of books appropriate for summertime and gardening. She attends a childcare program two days a week and they have been talking all about planting and eating vegetables over the last few days. 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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