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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

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...
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...
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...
Home Care Dangers and Risks
April 8, 2014 8:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have been a homecare therapist off and on for almost 9 years. During those years I have experienced a wide variety of interactions with people from varied communities. I've treated children in homes and childcare facilities in affluent, middle class Read More...
Maintain Your CEU's - Resources!
March 25, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about the absolute necessity of maintaining your ASHA CEU's and how to do it. This week as promised I am providing a variety of updated resources that you can use to earn your credits as well as find trainings that both interest Read More...
A Consultation Format
February 26, 2014 9:49 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In April 2013, I wrote a post about completing speech consultations in the home care setting . In that post I shared that our county had recently started a new practice of providing one-time consultations to families and home care teams in need of specialized 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...
My Interview with Kimberly Scanlon, CCC-SLP and Author of My Toddler Talks, Part 2
August 27, 2013 8:00 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Last Tuesday, I posted the first half of my informative and insightful interview with licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon. She runs her own speech therapy practice and is also the published author of the book, My Read More...
Busting the 3 Biggest Supervising Myths
June 4, 2013 9:28 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the responsibility of supervising undergraduate and graduate level speech language pathology students. I have heard colleagues outwardly reject the opportunity to engage in student supervision. When Read More...
Supervising SLP Students, Continued
May 28, 2013 10:09 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I shared that I am currently supervising a graduate level speech-language pathology student. It has been about two weeks now since the student began her externship and it has quickly become a very positive and mutually beneficial relationship. Read More...
Supervising SLP Students
May 21, 2013 9:01 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
About 2 months ago our clinical coordinator at the preschool where I work asked whether I would be willing to supervise a graduate speech-language pathology student over the course of her summer semester. She explained to me the student would need 80-100 Read More...
Mindfulness: What it is and How to Achieve It
May 14, 2013 9:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I shared the life-changing information I learned at a seminar entitled "7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain" given by Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled social worker and master life coach. My post talked about the definitions Read More...
7 Habits to Consider
May 7, 2013 8:56 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This past Thursday I went to a wonderful training entitled "7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain. "The presenter was a man named Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled (he's been to 146 countries) social worker and master life coach Read More...
Better Speech and Hearing Month
April 30, 2013 11:03 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today is the last day of April and tomorrow begins May, or what SLP's across the globe lovingly refer to as "Better Speech and Hearing Month"! This year the slogan for BSHM is "Helping People Communicate". In order to properly kick off the month, today's Read More...
On the Road Again!
April 16, 2013 8:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Due to changes at the workplace, which are mainly fiscally driven, my current work position is expanding and I will no longer treat children solely in the preschool. Now, some of my days will be split as I will be back on the road in homecare therapy 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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