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  • Back to School: Know Your Child's IEP Team

    If you are sending your child off to preschool for the first time or maybe you are sending them to a new school this year, today's post is for you! Building a rapport with the professionals working with your child is vital to their progress and will be instrumental as you make decisions in the future. Now is the time! Read below to learn what to ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 26, 2014
  • Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers, Continued

    Last week I highlighted one of my favorite apps for very young children: Peekaboo Barn! Today I'd like to share another group of apps that are geared towards young children called TinyHands: Educational APPS for Toddlers. One of my favorite aspects of these apps is that it lists the age for which each app is designed starting as young as 1+. These ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 12, 2014
  • Learning Apps and Games for Toddlers

    During the months of January through May 2012 I wrote several posts about apps that were appropriate and recommended for young children, especially those with speech and language delays/disorders.  It's been over two years and since then I have discovered many new wonderful apps and I'm sure even more yet have been created. Today's post is ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 8, 2014
  • Speech at the Beach! Summer Themes Continued

    This week during our summer theme series we are visiting the BEACH! The sounds, sights and smells of the ocean and sand are a perfect way to bring summertime to your sessions and help prepare your students for possible vacations near the water. Learning about and practicing with beachy vocabulary words and topics is not only fun, it is very ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 5, 2014
  • Pretzel Perfect: Summer Themes Continued

    Pretzels are VERY important to my hometown and where I live and work. The privately run ''Pretzel Museum'' opened in Philadelphia in 1993. And in 2003, the then Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell declared April 26 ''National Pretzel Day'' to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to our state's history and economy. Soft pretzels are served at ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 29, 2014
  • 3 FAQs on Transitioning to Preschool

    Once the children on your caseload are close to turning 3 years old, parents have many questions regarding preschool, known here in New York as Committee on Preschool of Special Education, or CPSE. Many questions as well as concerns may arise, especially if their child with autism is nonverbal. Families may feel anxiety consequent to the fact ...
  • Elimination of Phonological Processes in Early Intervention

    After offering free screenings to local daycares and nursery schools, my caseload filled with 3-5 year olds in need of early intervention. Using the Clinical Assessment of Articulation and Phonology (CAAP-2), I am finding that many of these youngsters have 5-7 phonological processes occurring more than 70% of the time (For the CAAP, the ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on May 1, 2014
  • 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
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