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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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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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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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Better Hearing & Speech Month Is Here!
May 1, 2012 7:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a reminder that the month of May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year's theme is "Connecting People Through Communication." Today is May 1, and I thought the ideal way to kick off this month was to create a resource Read More...
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"Unique Among the Blogs"
March 27, 2012 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
It has been several months (or longer) since I wrote a post sharing web-related resources for therapists and parents. However, when our Early Intervention Speech Therapy Blog was officially recognized by the ASHAsphere , which is "the official blog of Read More...
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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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Blogger Questions Answered
October 11, 2011 8:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that questions are being addressed and people are able Read More...
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2011-2012 School Year Kick-Off!
August 30, 2011 8:38 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Despite events like Hurricane Irene pummeling the East Coast, I really love the end of August - this time of the year has always been one of my favorites. The weather in the northeast part of the country begins to change, becoming more unpredictable. Read More...
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Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 2
July 5, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week is the second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL , an occupational therapist working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware County in Pennsylvania. Our discussion continues as we look at the recent Read More...
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Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 1
June 28, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Join me today for my interview with my friend and colleague, Helen Vadala, MS, OTL , who, as you will see, wears many hats. She works and supervises within both the homecare and the preschool setting and will share her views and insights about the realities Read More...
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The Speech Spirit: Remembering Fathers
June 21, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I would like to begin today's post by saying I hope all the dads out there who take the time to read this blog had a wonderful Father's Day this past Sunday! Every once in a while we have a father write in and I always enjoy listening to their perspective. Read More...
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An Extra Year of Early Intervention? Pt. 2: A Post-Meeting Update
June 14, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you so much to all who wrote in last week . Your comments were helpful, as well as insightful. It was especially wonderful to hear from an SLP who also happens to be a parent who had retained their child. She candidly shared the following, " As Read More...
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An Extra Year of Early Intervention?
June 7, 2011 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In our county, early intervention services run from 0-5, and children receive their 3-5 year old services in an academic preschool setting. Once children turn five, they are then eligible to go on to kindergarten. As that time approaches, families attend Read More...
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Honoring Our Readers
May 10, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Although this blog post will not get posted onto the site until Tuesday, May 10 th , I am writing it two days before on Sunday night as I so often do before the Tuesday posting. Today was Mother's Day, 2011, and here in the northeast section of the U.S. Read More...
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Carryover: Practice for Parents
April 19, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is about maximizing the work we do in the classroom by promoting carryover at home. This topic was inspired by one of the requests shared during the February SLP poll , which specially asked for: "Support and ideas to give parents to help 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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