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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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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...
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Autumn Books for Young Children
September 26, 2014 9:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy Autumn! Now that summer is over and school is back in session, we have the opportunity to once again design creative and effective therapy lessons for our speech and language students. Here are some colorful and fun book ideas to support an early Read More...
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Fluency Goals for a Preschooler
September 9, 2014 7:49 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that the school year has begun, so have our IEP meetings. From time to time we receive Evaluation Reports on new students entering our preschool program. The reports are hot off the press and our job is to read them and design goals that are appropriate 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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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...
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Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers, Continued
August 12, 2014 7:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I highlighted one of my favorite apps for very young children: Peekaboo Barn ! Today I'd like to share another group of apps that are geared towards young children called TinyHands: Educational APPS for Toddlers . One of my favorite aspects Read More...
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Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers
August 8, 2014 7:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the months of January through May 2012 I wrote several posts about apps that were appropriate and recommended for young children, especially those with speech and language delays/disorders. It's been over two years and since then I have discovered Read More...
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Speech at the Beach! Summer Themes Continued
August 5, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week during our summer theme series we are visiting the BEACH! The sounds, sights and smells of the ocean and sand are a perfect way to bring summertime to your sessions and help prepare your students for possible vacations near the water. Learning Read More...
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Pretzel Perfect: Summer Themes Continued
July 29, 2014 8:10 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Pretzels are VERY important to my hometown and where I live and work. The privately run "Pretzel Museum" opened in Philadelphia in 1993. And in 2003, the then Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell declared April 26 "National Pretzel Day" to acknowledge the 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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Books About the Luckiest Day of the Year!
March 11, 2014 9:36 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Looking for ways to design creative and effective therapy lessons all about Saint Patrick's Day for your speech and language students? Here are some wonderfully entertaining book ideas to support an early childhood curriculum and can easily be used to 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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Thanksgiving Activities for E.I.
November 26, 2013 12:22 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I would like to share some fun Turkey Day Early Intervention speech and language therapy ideas. These can be easily implemented in your therapy sessions or play at home while on vacation this coming weekend with your own little ones. No matter how 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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