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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • The Psychological Evaluation

    When children are evaluated by a psychologist consequent to red flags, they probably do not imagine the potential for a diagnosis of autism. Some families may have never even heard of the diagnosis. As you can imagine, or have experienced firsthand, a diagnosis of autism can be devastating to a family. The future they had planned for their child ...
  • Preventing EI Burnout

    Do YOU have spring fever?? We made it through a long cold winter but summer is still two months away and there is much to be done! Complete annual reviews, write new goals for several IFSPs and IEPs, complete quarterly progress reports, finish monthly billing, plan next week's lessons, return parent phone calls, meet the new family, email the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 22, 2014
  • Home Care Dangers and Risks

    I have been a homecare therapist off and on for almost 9 years. During those years I have experienced a wide variety of interactions with people from varied communities. I've treated children in homes and childcare facilities in affluent, middle class and impoverished areas. Recently, there has been an increase in gun violence during daytime hours ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 8, 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 ...
  • Speech Snow Days!

    With the continual artic air bursts and snowy clippers traveling through the better half of the United States, many children are enjoying snow days off from school and spending extra time at home with family. One of the downsides of all this time off from school is also missed speech therapy appointments.  If you find yourself home for the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 28, 2014
  • Pragmatics in the Community - Early Intervention

    Targeting pragmatic goals can be a challenge within the context of the Early Intervention setting. There are a few challenges that can arise when trying to target these goals. Consider the following, as you may find some of these in common as well: scheduling conflicts, limited opportunities for contact with other children during community ...
    Posted to Speaking of Autism: Across Contexts and Ages (Weblog) on January 6, 2014
  • Getting Ready for 2014: 5 Professional Goals

    Every year when the first of January rolls around, I like to acknowledge this yearly opportunity to take stock of the past and also prepare for the future. For me, 2013 was an extremely busy year professionally. It was filled with new experiences and challenges, such as supervising a graduate student, re-entering the homecare setting while also ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 31, 2013
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