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  • Coming to Terms with the Diagnostic Report

    As we can imagine, and as some of us have experienced first hand, families undergo an enormous amount of stress and anxiety upon a diagnosis of autism. A report that diagnoses a child can be extremely overwhelming for a number of reasons. One reason may be that families feel they do not recognize the child described in that diagnostic report. ...
  • Getting Ready for Summer!

    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 for the picky eater. Today I'd like to share some of those posts, as well as some ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 10, 2014
  • Recipe: Mango Crazy!

    Today's recipe post is all about the mango fruit! In my research I found a great website called: http://www.mango.org/. This is a beautiful, visually pleasing website that is perfect for kids and anyone who is interested in learning more about the world's most favorite fruit! Here are some of the wonderful Facts and Tips found on the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 6, 2014
  • Fun Summer Reads for Little Kids

    June is here and the school year is almost over! Just two weeks left! Here in Delaware County, Pa., we have a 3 week break coming up and then the summer school program begins after July 4th. We are now officially gearing up for our summer curriculum and some fun summer literature is just what we need to create dynamic language enriched lessons! ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 3, 2014
  • Recipe: Lemons and Blueberries: Delicious Together!

    This week's recipe is a yummy Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake! To make this recipe you will ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 30, 2014
  • ASD Diagnosis Reduced With New Diagnostic Criteria

    Earlier this year, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the DSM-V that introduced new guidelines for diagnosing children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). As you may well be aware, 1 in 88 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autisms; this new diagnostic criteria will affect many children and their families. Changes to ...
  • Outgrowing Autism?

    Autism is considered a life-long disability. I often envision parents taking care of their autistic children for the rest of their lives unless placed in a residential home setting. However, over the recent years studies are indicating the potential for outgrowing autism. A study conducted by Deborah Fein, a Connecticut professor of Psychology and ...
  • Reconnecting to Spirit

    For therapists and parents who have read my blog over the 5 ½ years it has been in existence, you may have seen previous posts that focus on the spiritual. With the hustle and demands of being a working mom of two little girls, I sometimes lose my connection to the spiritual aspect of life. Although, I always know it's there, gently tapping me on ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 20, 2014
  • Recipe: Healthy Spring Snacks

    Summer arrives in a few weeks and the warm weather is already on its way! During these unseasonably warm and often humid days in the northeast, I find that I prefer to eat light and healthy and want to serve the same to my children. During our language based cooking classes at school, I am also gearing up for summer-friendly recipes that will help ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 16, 2014
  • Patriotic Books for Preschoolers

    Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away, Flag Day is June 14th and July 4th is just a few weeks later. At our school we are teaching the preschoolers the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at our morning meeting. I really enjoy learning about American history and sharing our heritage with my own children and the children I work with every day at ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 13, 2014
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