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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

iPad Accessories for Young Children
September 30, 2014 7:39 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I attended a review meeting for a little girl I work with weekly. After the meeting, her mom shared that she had purchased the "Laugh & Learn Apptivity Creation Center" by Fisher Price for her daughter to help her to use the iPad safely Read More...
Easy Resources to Share with Parents
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...
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...
Welcome to Preschool Books!
August 29, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As we all know, the first day of school can be daunting and even scary, especially when children are just 3 and 4 years old and entering a classroom for maybe the first time. Reading fun, light-hearted stories about the experience can really put their Read More...
Apraxia Apps for the iPad
August 15, 2014 7:37 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Apraxia remains for me one of the most challenging conditions to treat in early intervention. I am always looking for new ways to improve my therapy and the quality of resources to share with my students and their families. Recently I began researching Read More...
Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers, Continued
August 12, 2014 7:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I highlighted one of my favorite apps for very young children: Peekaboo Barn ! Today I'd like to share another group of apps that are geared towards young children called TinyHands: Educational APPS for Toddlers . One of my favorite aspects Read More...
Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers
August 8, 2014 7:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the months of January through May 2012 I wrote several posts about apps that were appropriate and recommended for young children, especially those with speech and language delays/disorders. It's been over two years and since then I have discovered Read More...
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...
Providing Treatment to Children Who Stutter
July 8, 2014 7:47 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Over the last two weeks I posted information about how to know if your young child is truly stuttering or is simply in a normal phase of dysfluency that many experience as language skills develop. Today's post provides tools to help parents speak with Read More...
Stuttering in Young Children
June 24, 2014 9:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
From time to time I will have parents, teachers and even friends and family members ask about a young child they know who "stutters." When I ask them to describe what the child is doing and saying when they stutter, most of the time they explain characteristics Read More...
Free Family Summer Speech Activities
June 17, 2014 8:17 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that school is out (or almost out!), it's important to find ways to help your child practice his speech skills. Speech sessions often reduce during these hot months and some children may not even qualify for summer services. Don't let your little Read More...
Getting Ready for Summer!
June 10, 2014 9:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is officially our last week of preschool, then we have 3 weeks off and then summer school begins. Over the last 5 years of writing the blog I have tackled many topics regarding this time of year, such as preparing for summer speech services and recipes Read More...
Increasing Eye Gaze in Children on the Autism Spectrum
April 29, 2014 11:31 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Whenever readers make an inquiry on this blog site, I do my best to respond and address their questions as appropriately as possible. There are also times when the request made is large and would entail a much lengthier and detailed response then a comment 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...
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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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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