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  • 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 ...
  • Summer Speech Themes!

    Starting today and running every Tuesday over the next 5 weeks until August 12th 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 is one that is very popular with both little boys and girls, especially under the age of 6, ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 15, 2014
  • Recipe: BBQ Your Kids with Love

    Last week I shared my own personal homemade cheeseburger recipe. It is delicious whether fired up on the grill or cooked in the comfort of your kitchen. This week and throughout the month of July I will be posting kid-friendly recipes that are perfect for summertime and meals on the grill! I know my girls and other children I know often shy away ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 11, 2014
  • Providing Treatment to Children Who Stutter

    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 their young child at home as well as tips to think about when therapy is necessary. The ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 8, 2014
  • Stuttering: When To Seek Help

    Last week I shared a post highlighting information about what ''normal'' speech looks like, as well as providing a comprehensive definition of the term ''stuttering.'' This week I would like to further explore this complex speech disorder and what it looks like in young children. Research shows that for most children who present with some mild ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 1, 2014
  • Wisdom From The Parent Of A Child With Autism

    For this blog, I interviewed a Burmese mother whose child was diagnosed with a mild-moderate autism at 23 months. He is 3 years old now and has been receiving speech therapy, special instruction and occupational therapy for 13 months. He was diagnosed in May 2013. Question: How did you know something was wrong with your son? Answer: The Burmese ...
  • Stuttering in Young Children

    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 of normal developmental dysfluencies that are often temporary and mild. Today's post ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 24, 2014
  • Free Family Summer Speech Activities

    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 one waste hours of their precious summer sitting in front of the television or air conditioned ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 17, 2014
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