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  • Hey Bear! What Do You Hear?

    Listen Up Bear is a fun app based on the classic kids tune ''The Bear Went Over the Mountain,'' but in this version it is not to see what he can see but instead to hear what he can hear! The app itself is designed by a speech-language pathologist from Canada but who is currently practicing in Mexico. The premise of the app is fairly simple: you ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on June 12, 2013
  • Extended School Year Tips!

    Now that June has arrived and summer is upon us, many of our speech and language students may have changes in their services due to summer staff changes, time off from school and family vacations that may interfere with services, etc.  If your child is in a special education preschool program, services most likely will continue through the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 11, 2013
  • Zones of Regulation

    If you work with children with autism or have difficulty regulating their emotions, you most likely have come across The Zones of Regulation. The Zones of Regulation itself is a curriculum that was developed by an occupational therapist named Leah Kuypers. She specializes in autism, ADHD and anxiety and developed the Zones, which incorporates ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on May 22, 2013
  • Board and Tokens

    Board and Tokens is a free token board app by Maiz Apps. You can utilize this app for behavior, motivation or incorporate it as a visual for a therapy task. You are able to save a child's profile, change the theme of the board, take a picture of the reward, and choose from 1-24 tokens to be available during the task.There are also ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on May 16, 2013
  • Speech Consultations and Home Care

    Last week I shared that I would be back on the road joining our Early Intervention homecare team once again for a few visits a week. I am still working in the preschool for the majority of my week; however I have added several Birth to 3 homecare families to my caseload as well. I also shared that since I left homecare roughly 3 years ago, some ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 23, 2013
  • On the Road Again!

    Due to changes at the workplace, which are mainly fiscally driven, my current work position is expanding and I will no longer treat children solely in the preschool. Now, some of my days will be split as I will be back on the road in homecare therapy for a few hours a week. It's been more than 3 years now since I left homecare and the birth to ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 16, 2013
  • Springtime Skills

    Today I'd like to share a fun and inexpensive speech and language activity that would definitely be a classroom hit but could also be reproduced at home as well! ''Springtime Mystery Box'' This is an idea that one of the teachers I work with and I concocted to help the children in our preschool classrooms to IMAGINE, DESCRIBE, GUESS and of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 22, 2013
  • Recipes and Other St. Patty's Day Fun

    Today's post offers a fun recipe and a classroom activity ideal for teaching young children about St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy and have fun in your therapy sessions over the next week! Lucky Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold Mix (peanut free!) You will need: Lucky charms cereal Dried banana chips Mini M&Ms Raisins Dried Cranberries Popcorn (if ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 8, 2013
  • Normal Speech and Language Development for Children Ages 4-5

    This week's post is the final in my 8-week series highlighting typical speech and language development for young children ages birth to 5. Today's post specifically addresses what ''normal'' speech and language development looks like for a five year old child. The Babycenter website states the following information about children this age: ''At ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 26, 2013
  • Normal Language for Children for Ages 3-5

    This is week 7 of my 8 week series highlighting the hallmarks of typical speech and language development in young children. Today's post will explore what normal language and grammar looks and sounds like for preschoolers in the 3 to 5 age group. For parents, knowing what ''normal'' development looks in babies, toddlers and young children will ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 19, 2013
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