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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Treating Prosody in Young Children
August 12, 2013 4:13 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
The last two weeks I have been investigating the development of prosody and its importance in speech and language development. In my research of prosody over the past few weeks, I have found that information is somewhat limited. The information that I Read More...
Why Prosody Matters
August 6, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I wrote a post acknowledging the link between late talkers and a poor prosody of speech. Since then I have been researching the connection between the two, what it means for the children we work with and how it can be addressed effectively Read More...
A Late Talker and Prosody of Speech
July 30, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is the tale of a speech success story, as well as an observation and a look to the future! Over the last few days, I have been writing an annual IEP for a student I have worked with consistently for almost 2 years. When he first came to us, Read More...
Play & Be Rejuvenated!
July 9, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Two summers ago in 2011 I wrote a post entitled, A Vacation from Speech Therapy ! The purpose of the post was to encourage parents of children diagnosed with autism to seek out alternative activities for their children for the summer months. The post Read More...
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...
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...
Speech Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
March 26, 2013 9:08 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am continuing my look at the condition of Cerebral Palsy (CP). Last week's post discussed some of the basic facts surrounding the condition and the overall affect CP can have on an individual. This week I am narrowing the focus and will look Read More...
How To Help Your Child At Home
March 5, 2013 8:50 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last 8 weeks I ran a series of blog posts highlighting what "Normal or Typical Speech and Language Development Looks Like in Children Ages 0 to 5", breaking down developmental stages and milestones by months and years. The goal of the series Read More...
Normal Speech and Language Growth: Ages 2 to 3 years
February 5, 2013 1:38 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you for joining me for week 5 of my Normal Speech and Language Development Series! This week I am narrowing my look at children ages two to three years of age, as well as exploring the vast range of "normal" that exists when looking at childhood Read More...
Normal Speech and Language Development: 12 to 24 Months
January 22, 2013 8:44 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you for joining me for week 3 of my 8 week "Normal Speech and Language Development" Series. This week I am moving on to the next age group level: Children ages 12 to 24 months. During this year in a child's life, the world opens up! Growth and maturity Read More...
A 'Snowy Day' Activity
December 18, 2012 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a focus on the "S" sound and a favorite wintertime book named The Snowy Day , by Ezra Jack Keats. The letter "S" was last week's letter of the week at our school and in order to support the curriculum, we read The Snowy Day as part of Read More...
Interview with an Assistive Technology Consultant/Professional Development Specialist
June 5, 2012 9:44 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I would like to share the first part of my one-on-one interview with a trained speech language pathologist who is now using her speech and language knowledge and background to work as an Assistive Technology Consultant/ Professional Development Read More...
Peanut Butter PlayDough
May 18, 2012 10:34 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week at school the letter of the week was "Q." Now of course, we could honor the letter Q with a homemade quiche or by sampling a succulent quince; however, the occupational therapist I often co-treat with had an exciting idea that involved actually Read More...
Magnificent M&M Milkshakes
May 11, 2012 10:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
It's "M" Week at our school! Last week's post was chocolaty and low in sugar . T his week's post was just as chocolaty however it does not cut calories. The three main ingredients include: 2 cups of milk 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream A medium sized Read More...
The Best SLP iPad Apps
May 8, 2012 4:13 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I would like to clarify the title of this post by saying that I am by no means an app expert, BUT I have used an iPad AND I know this is a hot button issue many of you are anxious to discuss and learn about, so here we go! What inspired this post was 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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