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The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention

Kicked Out of Preschool & Day Care?
October 25, 2016 8:58 AM by jasna cowan
I’m not sure when and why this started happening, but these days it seems to be happening more often than ever, that is, toddlers being kicked out of preschools and day care. My mother was a day care provider, so I can really understand that sometimes Read More...
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I Am On Your Side
February 17, 2016 9:54 AM by jasna cowan
Dear "not so nice" Mommy, I am sorry that you feel the need to be so pushy with me. I do have just as much experience as your last therapist or at the very least I am open to continue to learn. Bringing up your previous therapist and comparing us is just Read More...
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PECS With Toddlers?
December 18, 2015 2:12 PM by jasna cowan
Alternative and Augmentative Communication is no doubt helpful and can aide children to communicate. But too often these days I work with young children with autism where behavior therapists immediately recommend A Picture Exchange Communication System Read More...
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Spotting Them Sooner
October 30, 2015 3:32 PM by jasna cowan
By Jasna Cowan, M.S., CCC-SLP Once, in an IEP meeting for a local school district, I raised concerns that the child being discussed had pragmatic language delays. The psychologist for the meeting responded that the child was too young to be evaluated Read More...
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Fine Tuning Our Listening Skills
August 26, 2015 6:03 AM by jasna cowan
As a speech-language pathologist, I am very accustomed to measuring how a child understands language. What I have realized, however, is that hearing information and listening to information are two separate and completely different things. What about Read More...
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Working With Disadvantaged Families
August 6, 2015 9:20 AM by jasna cowan
Is the socioeconomic status of the parents of a child receiving speech therapy important information to know as an educator/interventionist? I believe it is not just important, but that it is vital. Whether you come out and ask those questions directly Read More...
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Involving Parents in Early Intervention
July 28, 2015 11:05 AM by jasna cowan
At our agency, we firmly believe in working alongside the parent and family to address speech and language delays in young children . We provide speech and language services in homes, parks, and day cares if that is the normal routine location that the Read More...
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Question Parents Carefully
July 16, 2015 10:24 AM by jasna cowan
There are many test tools on the market to use with young children. I think it is important to understand the information that each of these tools can yield and that testing should contain a play component, a parental report component, and a standardized Read More...
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Administering Tests to Toddlers
July 7, 2015 2:05 PM by jasna cowan
“Are you kidding?” I chuckled to myself at the thought of the title of this blog entry. In grad school, I actually thought that you evaluated a toddler's speech and language skills by breaking out a standardized testing tool and you administered the test Read More...
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Assessing Articulation in Toddlers
June 9, 2015 9:49 AM by jasna cowan
It is common for parents to indicate they are concerned about their toddler’s speech sounds at age two. Although most of the time these concerns are typical and age appropriate, there are times when further evaluation or consideration for speech therapy Read More...
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Autism Reveals Mother-Child Connection
April 9, 2015 2:16 PM by jasna cowan
After working with thousands of young children with autism, I have noticed something extremely difficult to explain. Young children that do not say one word, yet have such a strong connection to their mothers that they quickly develop an intuitive understanding Read More...
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The Gift of Being an Anxious New Mom
March 5, 2015 10:08 AM by jasna cowan
I feel very fortunate to have battled my own bouts of anxiety and the baby blues with the birth of one of my own children. When I was suffering of this debilitating battle, I would wonder why? Why me? It's hard enough being a new mother of a baby that Read More...
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Child-Led vs. Adult-Led Therapy
February 16, 2015 9:30 AM by jasna cowan
I think all of us in some way have a style to our therapy that prefers one or the other. I have made it my own challenge to be able to do both: the reason being that there should not just be one type of approach for all children. I feel like some kids Read More...
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Behaviors in Young Children
February 3, 2015 8:43 AM by jasna cowan
Behaviors and speech delays tend to go hand-in-hand, and deciphering which is causing which can be a very frustrating task. Judging and offering opinions right away, I have learned, can come back and hurt the parent/therapist relationship. I try to remember Read More...
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Speech Therapy at Preschool and Daycare
January 13, 2015 8:00 AM by jasna cowan
Working as a vendor for Golden Gate Regional Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, we adhere to the policies of providing speech therapy in the child's natural environment. The Natural Environment policy indicates that services need be provided at home Read More...
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