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  • 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
  • Books About the Luckiest Day of the Year!

    Looking for ways to design creative and effective therapy lessons all about Saint Patrick's Day for your speech and language students? Here are some wonderfully entertaining book ideas to support an early childhood curriculum and can easily be used to enhance language development both in the classroom and in your home. The Story of Saint ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 11, 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
  • Thanksgiving Activities for E.I.

    Today I would like to share some fun Turkey Day Early Intervention speech and language therapy ideas. These can be easily implemented in your therapy sessions or play at home while on vacation this coming weekend with your own little ones. No matter how you use these activities, you will find them easy to implement and fun with the children in ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 26, 2013
  • Spook-tacular Speech Sessions!

    If you are anything like me, you too love bringing the holidays into your therapy sessions! Not only is it practical and supports the classroom curriculum, but it also adds amusement and interest to your therapy sessions. Children love the holidays and are often intrigued by the decorations, colors and images that go along with each special time ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 8, 2013
  • Home Care Field Trips

    In the Birth to 3 Program in which I work, we are often encouraged to move beyond the home when delivering services. Conducting therapy sessions outside of the child's living space allows several exciting things to happen: therapists can see if the child is able to carry over learned skills, parents can observe and learn about their child in a new ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 1, 2013
  • Recipe: Apple Spice Cupcakes

    Happy Fall to All! Not only is this my favorite time of year, this is also my favorite time of the year to bake! However, as a busy working mom who is often short on time but doesn't want to skimp on flavor, making recipes that are a little bit homemade and a little bit pre-made helps to make it all possible! Today's recipe is a delicious ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 27, 2013
  • Taking the Child’s Lead and Thinking Outside of the Box

    What does it mean to take the child's lead during therapy?  In simple terms it means focusing on what or where the child's attention is at any particular moment in time, if appropriate of course. Taking the child's lead has been a successful approach in my sessions with children on the spectrum. I believe it is not something that a lot of ...
    Posted to Speaking of Autism: Across Contexts and Ages (Weblog) on September 6, 2013
  • Recipe: A is for Apple!

    When I think of September, I think of returning to school, cool weather mornings and crisp juicy APPLES! Fall is on its way and going apple-picking is a really fun activity you can do with your children over the next few months. We have a local orchard that I love taking my children to that provides a hands-on apple-picking experience which is ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 30, 2013
  • A Late Talker and Prosody of Speech

    Today's post is the tale of a speech success story, as well as an observation and a look to the future! Over the last few days, I have been writing an annual IEP for a student I have worked with consistently for almost 2 years. When he first came to us, just a few days past his third birthday, he was able to say about 4-5 words consistently and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 30, 2013
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