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  • What's in a Name?

    It’s always exciting when someone gets a new communication device. It’s even more exciting when they have been waiting (because the old one broke). Yesterday, Corey brought me his brand new device to set up. He looked at the student that is working with me and said, “I’ve named this one ‘Sky.’” Corey’s last communication device was named ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on January 21, 2015
  • Treating Prosody in Young Children

    The last two weeks I have been investigating the development of prosody and its importance in speech and language development. In my research of prosody over the past few weeks, I have found that information is somewhat limited. The information that I found remains mainly connected to Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as CAS ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 12, 2013
  • Tropical 'Rainforest' Ice Cream

    Happy spring! This week is ''R'' week at our school, and one of the themes the children are learning about is the rainforest. Tropical Ice Cream is a fabulously delicious recipe that the occupational therapist at our school created. The dish turned out to be a fun, educational and wonderful sensory experience for even our pickiest of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 23, 2012
  • Articulation Therapy with the iPad

    Thank you to everyone who has been writing in over these past few weeks regarding the iPad apps and the many ways that the iPad can be used in speech therapy sessions. I love hearing your feedback and the various ways you are using these apps in your sessions! This week I would like to share my next iPad passion, namely the full version of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 31, 2012
  • Project GAK!

    I've been helping with two groups/summer camps at the clinic this summer. I've been trying to make it as much fun for the kids as possible, while targeting speech and language goals. As I racked through my brain (and the internet) I remembered GAK! My CFY supervisor used to make gak once a year or so with her students, and I did for a while, ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on August 8, 2011
  • Recipe: Welcome to the Ice Cream Shop!

    This week's activity was so much fun to do at school and it really got the kids both talking and tasting! We pretended that we were at an ice cream shop. The children had the opportunity to choose the flavor of ice cream, sauce and sprinkles that they wanted to complete their own order. I created various pictures to match the items we had ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 24, 2011
  • Honoring Our Readers

    Although this blog post will not get posted onto the site until Tuesday, May 10th, I am writing it two days before on Sunday night as I so often do before the Tuesday posting. Today was Mother's Day, 2011, and here in the northeast section of the U.S. the sun was shining, the sky was a bright blue, and we enjoyed a glorious Sunday with dear ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 10, 2011
  • Convention Lessons Learned

    Sitting in ASHA convention sessions, I found my brain pumping with ideas....ideas to blog, ideas to use at school with my students and ideas to share with my colleagues and coworkers. One mild constructive criticism I have however for several of the sessions I attended would be the lack of looking at the big picture. What do I mean by that? ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 30, 2010
  • How to Make an Early Intervention Referral

    A good friend of mine called recently for some advice. She and her family had dinner with some friends over the weekend. Both of them have kiddos the same age. During their dinner play date, her friend confided that she had some ''concerns'' about her little girl. Nearing the two and a half year mark, she has yet to be able to feed herself and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 22, 2010
  • Back in the Swing

    I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who commented on my last post A New Adventure Begins. Thank you for your prayers and kind words. It is so nice to hear your voices echoing on the blog the same situations and experiences as my own. It is reassuring to know that I am not alone, although I truly know that I am not which is why I ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 18, 2010
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