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  • Working Collaboratively Toward the Right Diagnosis

    As early intervention clinicians, we are in the home once or several times per week working with each child. After some time, we get to know the children on our caseload so well, including their preferences for toys, their behaviors in response to specific tasks, what sets them off, etc. In time, you also start to differentiate typical behaviors ...
    Posted to Speaking of Autism: Across Contexts and Ages (Weblog) on August 22, 2014
  • Summer Speech Fun at Home

    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 to share some of the fun ways we like to pass the time at our house when we are home together on ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 19, 2014
  • Apraxia Apps for the iPad

    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 once again some new apps to try in my therapy sessions and to share with families who have ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 15, 2014
  • Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers, Continued

    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 of these apps is that it lists the age for which each app is designed starting as young as 1+. These ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 12, 2014
  • Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers

    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 many new wonderful apps and I'm sure even more yet have been created. Today's post is ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 8, 2014
  • Speech at the Beach! Summer Themes Continued

    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 about and practicing with beachy vocabulary words and topics is not only fun, it is very ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 5, 2014
  • Pretzel Perfect: Summer Themes Continued

    Pretzels are VERY important to my hometown and where I live and work. The privately run ''Pretzel Museum'' opened in Philadelphia in 1993. And in 2003, the then Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell declared April 26 ''National Pretzel Day'' to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to our state's history and economy. Soft pretzels are served at ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 29, 2014
  • Equipment Resource Lists

    One of the most frustrating parts of my job is being able to get the items the families I work with need when insurance won't cover it or the family can't afford it. Sometimes families need pieces of equipment to help their child be more mobile. Other times it could be something as simple as a knob puzzle or a simple shape sorter to work on ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 25, 2014
  • Summer Themes Continued: Popsicles and DIY Chalk!

    This week's theme is all about a childhood summer favorite: POPSICLES! Some of these popsicles you can eat and some you can't! All of them you can make on your own and today's post will show you how! DIY Rainbow Popsicle Chalk This is one of the latest crazes this summer! We actually made popsicle chalk at school this past week and the kids ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 22, 2014
  • Screening for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and your Pediatrician

    Often times when I meet a family that has a child with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), especially when the child is over 24 months and non-verbal, I wonder a few things: was the child ever screened? Why was the child not identified as high risk or red flagged for ASD by their pediatrician? Did the pediatrician screen the child but ...
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