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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

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...
Learning about Cerebral Palsy
March 19, 2013 9:08 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the next few months I am going to begin researching and exploring a variety of disorders and disabilities we commonly see within the Early Intervention population. Almost like a refresher course for those therapists who graduated before the year Read More...
A Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Refresher
October 9, 2012 12:18 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is a factual look at VPD or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction . I am currently working with a student who presents with a hypernasal quality to their speech and am researching on my own the best ways to treat them in therapy. Based on my research, Read More...
Articulation Therapy with the iPad
January 31, 2012 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you to everyone who has been writing in over these past few weeks regarding the iPad apps and the many ways that the iPad can be used in speech therapy sessions. I love hearing your feedback and the various ways you are using these apps in your Read More...
An Overview of Food Allergies
April 1, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Writing a post about food allergies is not an easy task to master. There are many different types of allergies: the allergy to nuts, soy, seafood/shellfish, milk, dairy, eggs, gluten, and wheat. So, for today instead of focusing on just one, I thought Read More...
Reviewing Speech Resources
September 25, 2009 10:23 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the past year this blog has addressed a variety of syndromes, disorders and conditions that affect the many children we treat in early intervention. Due to my lack of time (but not lack of interest!), I do not always have a chance to research all Read More...
A True Story of Acceptance
September 18, 2009 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last December I was assigned a new child to my caseload. She was already being seen by several of my co-workers who each informed me of their grave concerns regarding her development. At the time, she had not yet been diagnosed with anything other than Read More...
Working with Children with Severe and Profound Disabilities
August 25, 2009 11:47 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
About eight months ago I began working with a little girl, who at the time had just turned 2 years old, and had also recently been diagnosed with Rhett Syndrome (RS). This was not a syndrome that I was very familiar with so I depended a great deal on Read More...
Speech Spirit: Emerging Relationships in EI
August 13, 2009 10:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For today's post I would like to reflect on some of the beautiful relationships that can emerge when you devote yourself to early intervention therapy and working with families with young children. There is a family I have worked with for the past two Read More...
O-M Debate: A Reflection and Follow-up
August 10, 2009 11:05 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Thank you all so much for sharing your comments and research in our oral motor debate! As Lisa, CCC-SLP from VT stated, I "certainly stirred the pot" with last week's post. I did want to get us talking, but I didn't mean to create such a firestorm! This Read More...
The Oral-Motor Debate
August 3, 2009 12:16 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I must admit, I love a good controversy every once in awhile! Recently I have been both fascinated and flabbergasted by some of the comments posted on the blog related to oral-motor therapy and its effectiveness. I myself am a huge supporter of oral-motor Read More...
Addressing Reader Issues, Questions and Concerns
July 27, 2009 2:41 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
A Message to Readers: Recently, more and more readers have been commenting on the blog and have also been sending me personal emails asking for advice and guidance regarding various populations and disabilities. I absolutely love the feedback and I think Read More...
Working with Children with Down Syndrome
July 21, 2009 11:57 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I recently received an email from a speech pathology graduate student inquiring about strategies I could recommend regarding how to stimulate speech and language with a child with Down syndrome. Reading her email reminded me that I have not yet written Read More...
April is Autism Awareness Month
April 7, 2009 11:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As many of you probably already know, April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month. As a therapist who has been working for several years with children diagnosed with autism, I wanted to give special attention to the disorder that affects so many people Read More...
Interview: Lona Otero-Nardone OTR/L on Sensory Integration Dysfunction
February 12, 2009 12:30 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you missed Tuesday's post , it featured the beginning of my interview with Lona Otero-Nardone, occupational therapist. Lona has been working in early intervention for over 8 years now and has become an excellent resource for her colleagues and clients 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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