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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Managing Behaviors in the Classroom: A Personal Reflection
October 3, 2014 8:57 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week at our preschool it is evident that the "honeymoon phase" of the beginning of a new school year is officially over. We have several students who are now exhibiting aggressive and non-compliant behaviors on a daily basis throughout the week. Read More...
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Summer Speech Miracles?
September 5, 2014 7:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
There are numerous research studies that give evidence that children often LOSE skills over the 2 to 3 summer months when they are not attending school. According to the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) website the " summer slide ... is what happens when Read More...
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Starting Off Right: A Personal Reflection and Reminder
September 2, 2014 8:07 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Has school started yet where you are? Are you READY for a brand-new school year? Now that I am working in both homecare and preschool I had very little vacation time this summer. Our homecare program runs 51 weeks a year, so even when preschool is on Read More...
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Recipe: Homemade Cheddar Cheese Burgers
July 4, 2014 8:37 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy July 4th America!!! Today I'd like to share my own delicious sharp cheddar cheese burger recipe that my girls and my husband all love. It's a great recipe for a summer holiday weekend and when hosting a BBQ. I made these earlier this week and was Read More...
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Reconnecting to Spirit
May 20, 2014 10:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For therapists and parents who have read my blog over the 5 ½ years it has been in existence, you may have seen previous posts that focus on the spiritual. With the hustle and demands of being a working mom of two little girls, I sometimes lose my connection Read More...
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Recipe: Saucy Mini Raviolis with Hidden Vegetables
April 25, 2014 9:53 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most kids LOVE pasta and fortunately for us, pasta comes in all shapes and sizes! One of the preferred pasta dishes at our house are mini raviolis. They are perfect for little hands and mouths - just the right size for children to gobble up!There are Read More...
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Preventing EI Burnout
April 22, 2014 9:16 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Do YOU have spring fever?? We made it through a long cold winter but summer is still two months away and there is much to be done! Complete annual reviews, write new goals for several IFSPs and IEPs, complete quarterly progress reports, finish monthly Read More...
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Recipe: Pesto Parmesan Meatballs
April 18, 2014 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is a dish I created completely on a whim in my kitchen earlier this week and it worked! The kids loved these tasty morsels and so did my husband! I had a hankering for meatballs, but I didn't have the time to put into a traditional meatball (the Read More...
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Recipe: A Warm Winter Meal
February 21, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Looking for something new to serve your little ones at dinnertime? Today's meal offers a balanced palette of vegetables, fruits, dairies and proteins that will warm their bellies and make their taste buds happy! The Main Dish: Honey Ham, Turkey and Cheddar Read More...
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Recipe: Warming Winter Stew
January 24, 2014 8:33 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you are living in the northeast section of the United States then you are right in the middle of the "polar vortex" as the news channels have so affectionately been calling our consecutive days of sub-zero temperatures. Whenever we have snow days, Read More...
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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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Holidays Gifts for Children with Speech Needs
December 3, 2013 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In December of 2008, I wrote a post entitled: In the Spirit of Giving...Toys ! , which offered a long list of great gift ideas for the speech student(s) on your list! Ideas ranged from simple toys such as bubbles to more language enriched ideas such as Read More...
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The Benefits of "NO"
November 12, 2013 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
The past two weeks I wrote posts offering "Tips on Managing Behavior" when working in therapy with children and for the parents reading these posts for you to use at home! As you skim the 7 tips listed and described, notice none tell you to simply manage Read More...
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Homemade Grape Jelly
November 8, 2013 8:02 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's recipe comes right from the kitchen of my sister-in-law. She grew up on a farm in western PA and has years of jelly-making experience. She recently made a delicious batch of this amazing homemade grape jelly for our family and we can't get enough! Read More...
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Tips for Managing Behavior
October 22, 2013 8:00 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Last week I wrote a post entitled: Handling Behaviors in Home Care. Today's entry is a follow-up post sharing my own go-to list for how to manage behaviors during my speech sessions in school and in home care, as well as in my own home with my own children. 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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