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  • 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
  • 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
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