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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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Using Items in the Home, Continued
September 16, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about the task of only using items found in the various homes where you are doing therapy. This is the expectation we work under in the county where I practice speech therapy. When you work in impoverished areas, this can definitely 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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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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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...
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Free Summer Learning
June 26, 2012 10:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy Summer Everyone! As you may or may not know, I just gave birth to our second beautiful little baby girl just two short weeks ago on June 11 th . Today, I decided to try for the first time taking both children out together on my own. My older daughter Read More...
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Early Intervention Parent Survey
June 19, 2012 10:15 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This survey is designed for the parents of a child or children that are either currently receiving or have ever received Early Intervention Birth to 5 services in any developmental area at any time. The purpose of this survey is to gather useful feedback Read More...
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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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Good Eater Secrets, Pt. 4
November 1, 2011 10:40 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I am delighted to share the "Good Eater Secrets" of a fellow speech-language pathologist and mom of two young boys who contacted me through the blog. Her name is Natalie and she lives and works outside of San Diego, CA. Her children are ages 6 and Read More...
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Recipe: Sunflower Seed Snacks
July 8, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
A few weeks ago we had a visit from Greener Partners , which isthe local farm that comes to visit our students about once a month. I wanted toshare with you the most recent recipe they made with us because it was sodelicious, and the kids really enjoyed 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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Recipe: Homemade Lemonade
June 17, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week at school we made homemade lemonade as part of our refreshing summertime perfect-for-the-beach recipes! Making the lemonade was a ton of fun for all the children! I've included pictures today so you can see some of the fun kid-friendly tools 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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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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