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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Normal Speech and Language Development for Children Ages 4-5
February 26, 2013 10:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week's post is the final in my 8-week series highlighting typical speech and language development for young children ages birth to 5. Today's post specifically addresses what "normal" speech and language development looks like for a five year old 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...
Normal Speech and Language Growth: Ages 3-4 years
February 12, 2013 10:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is week 6 of my 8 week series highlighting what typical speech and language development looks like in young children. This week's post will focus on the growth that happens between ages 3 and 4. During this year, young children really leave the baby Read More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Parents Speak, Part 3
August 14, 2012 9:25 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the past two Tuesdays I presented some of the results from the Early Intervention Parent Survey completed by our readers earlier this summer. Today I am going to present the next part of the results which look mainly at the 3-5 program. Just as with 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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