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September 19, 2014 9:09 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
My last two posts addressed the challenge of implementing items that families have in their home to support therapy and IFSP goals and strategies. In my posts I specifically addressed populations that may not have access to many books and toys for their Read More...
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Using Items in the Home, Continued
September 16, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I wrote a post about the task of only using items found in the various homes where you are doing therapy. This is the expectation we work under in the county where I practice speech therapy. When you work in impoverished areas, this can definitely Read More...
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Summer Speech Fun at Home
August 19, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Just a few weeks left before September arrives and school is back in session! During these remaining August summer days, you may be looking for fun, inexpensive ways to keep your child(ren) entertained as well as challenged and engaged. Today I'd like 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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Summer Speech Themes!
July 15, 2014 7:33 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Starting today and running every Tuesday over the next 5 weeks until August 12 th I am going to highlight fun summer themes that you can incorporate into your speech sessions during the warm steamy days of July and August. Today's theme is PIRATES , which Read More...
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My Methods for Increasing Eye Gaze
May 6, 2014 10:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most of these techniques I have learned by working hand-in-hand with occupational therapists. I work with several wonderful OTs who have taught me so much about how to gain a child's attention and tap into their sensory needs in order to improve focus Read More...
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What To Do With All This SNOW!
February 18, 2014 8:06 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
It's been a rough winter for most of the U.S. and even states that usually never see snow have had days off from school and work due to an over-abundance of the powdery white stuff. So, with numerous days of missed school, lost speech sessions and countless Read More...
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Exploring Tuberous Sclerosis
January 22, 2014 11:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In September 2013 I wrote several posts addressing a medical condition known as Tuberous Sclerosis. I am currently treating a child diagnosed with this complex genetic disorder and have been working hard to find the best ways to address the child's communication Read More...
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Home Care Field Trips
October 1, 2013 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
In the Birth to 3 Program in which I work, we are often encouraged to move beyond the home when delivering services. Conducting therapy sessions outside of the child's living space allows several exciting things to happen: therapists can see if the child Read More...
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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...
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Language Lessons at the Zoo!
July 16, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the month of July, one of our themes at school is Zoo Animals. This past week, everything we talked about, read about, played with and created had to do with the zoo and the animals that live there. So naturally when my husband and I decided to 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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Free Summer Learning
June 26, 2012 10:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy Summer Everyone! As you may or may not know, I just gave birth to our second beautiful little baby girl just two short weeks ago on June 11 th . Today, I decided to try for the first time taking both children out together on my own. My older daughter Read More...
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Early Intervention Parent Survey
June 19, 2012 10:15 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This survey is designed for the parents of a child or children that are either currently receiving or have ever received Early Intervention Birth to 5 services in any developmental area at any time. The purpose of this survey is to gather useful feedback 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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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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