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  • Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

    Saint Patrick's Day is this Monday March 17th and whether you have a touch of the Irish in you are not, it's a fun holiday to celebrate and enjoy as a family. Many of the foods associated with this day are both hearty and delicious and are especially perfect THIS year with the tail end of winter still hanging around! Irish soda bread is a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 14, 2014
  • Books About the Luckiest Day of the Year!

    Looking for ways to design creative and effective therapy lessons all about Saint Patrick's Day for your speech and language students? Here are some wonderfully entertaining book ideas to support an early childhood curriculum and can easily be used to enhance language development both in the classroom and in your home. The Story of Saint ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 11, 2014
  • Early Intervention Evaluation Considerations

    During speech and language evaluations it is important to involve the parents and take reports about their child into account. As an evaluator, you are in the home for such a short period of time and do not get a complete picture of the child's true capabilities. In using the Rossetti for children from birth-three years of age, behaviors can be ...
  • Recipe: Applesauce Waffles

    Today's recipe offers a healthy twist on a family breakfast favorite: WAFFLES! This recipe incorporates several key ingredients to help add earthy flavor AND cut unnecessary fat from a delicious morning meal that your whole family will love! APPLESAUCE WAFFLES You will need: Multigrain Pancake/Waffle Mix (Trader Joe's makes a delicious ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 7, 2014
  • Handling Stressful IEP Meetings

    We all have them: those stressful IEP meetings when you and the parent have some differences when it comes to objectives or service times. It doesn't matter if you've been in the field for 1 year or 30 years, we all experience those meetings. The following are some suggestions that I have found help relieve the stress, as well as maintain (or ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on March 6, 2014
  • Differentiated Vocalizations in Children with Autism

    In an article by Plum and Weatherby (2013) they compared the vocalizations of three different groups, described as the ''typically developing'' (TD), ''developmentally delayed'' (DD) and ''autistic spectrum disorder'' (ASD) group. This study had three objectives, however, I focused on the following objective: Compare communicative and ...
  • The Consultation Discussion

    Last week I wrote a post about ''The Consultation Format.'' However, in April 2013 I wrote the initial post entitled ''Speech Consultations and Home Care.'' From that first post, a therapist from Indiana offered the following observations and questions: ''I really like this idea (of conducting consultations), especially that another therapist is ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 4, 2014
  • Recipe: Pancake Dipped Sausage Sticks

    Here is a deliciously fun recipe that your kids will love both making and eating! Your little ones will enjoy making their own sausage sticks by dipping them in pancake batter and warm maple syrup creating a yummy breakfast treat that is scrumptious any time of the day! Ingredients: 8 maple breakfast sausage links 2 cups pancake mix (Follow ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 28, 2014
  • The Importance of Using AAC with Very Young Children

    ''Well, I usually know what he wants...'' ''I think it would be too hard for her...'' ''I want to wait and see what happens after trying regular speech therapy...'' AAC therapists hear these phrases a lot from parents and speech therapists. Working with very young children who have complex communication needs can be very difficult. You are ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on February 27, 2014
  • A Consultation Format

    In April 2013, I wrote a post about completing speech consultations in the home care setting. In that post I shared that our county had recently started a new practice of providing one-time consultations to families and home care teams in need of specialized instruction in any of the various disciplines: Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 26, 2014
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