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Tips for Families Relocating
October 7, 2014 8:33 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I visited one of my homecare families for their weekly speech therapy appointment. Early in our session, mom shared that they have been making plans to move to a neighboring state by the end of this month. Afraid of losing services for her daughter, 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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The Consultation Discussion
March 4, 2014 8:56 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about " The Consultation Format ." However, in April 2013 I wrote the initial post entitled " Speech Consultations and Home Care ." From that first post, a therapist from Indiana offered the following observations and questions: Read More...
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Extended School Year Tips!
June 11, 2013 8:11 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that June has arrived and summer is upon us, many of our speech and language students may have changes in their services due to summer staff changes, time off from school and family vacations that may interfere with services, etc. If your child is Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy
April 2, 2013 8:21 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As I began my search for helpful information regarding cerebral palsy and how it affects feeding and oral motor function, much of what I found included various cases that have been conducted on this very topic. Oral motor therapy has become quite controversial Read More...
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Federal Budget Cuts and Protecting Speech and Language Services
October 2, 2012 10:13 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As we all know, America has been in the midst of an economic downturn for several years now. Our federal government is currently facing over a $16 trillion dollar deficit, which has caused many government programs to recently lose significant funding. Read More...
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Service Delivery: Doing What is Best
September 25, 2012 3:57 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the years I have blogged several times about the differences between "pushing" in vs. "pulling" out when seeing children in an educational setting. In the past I was often VERY encouraged to see all (or definitely most) of the children on my caseload 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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Assistive Technology Devices
June 12, 2012 8:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I posted the first half of my interview with a trained speech language pathologist who is now using her speech and language skills in a new role, as an Assistive Technology Consultant/ Professional Development Specialist. Today I would like Read More...
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The Most Demanding Time of the Year!
April 3, 2012 12:35 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Sitting down to write today's post, that old familiar favorite holiday tune by Andy Williams, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," popped into my head! Only right now for me, quite the opposite is true. Instead of sugarplums, I have IEP goals and 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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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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