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  • Communication Boards in the Classroom: A Follow-Up

    Last week I wrote a post about using communication boards in a preschool classroom. This week I wanted to write a brief but hopefully thorough follow-up post about the effective use of such a tool in the classroom setting, and to examine its obvious limitations. One parent responded to last week's blog with the following: ''My daughter used ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 28, 2012
  • Communication Boards in the Classroom

    Working with young children with verbal apraxia in a preschool classroom poses many challenges. However, as we all know, there are also numerous opportunities for creative problem solving, especially with various technology and software programs at our fingertips. Today I would like to share a technique that has proven to be quite ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 21, 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
  • Classroom Recipe for Hanukkah!

    At the preschool where I work, we teach about the three holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas during the month of December. As you may or may not know, each holiday has various foods that are an important part of the core celebration, just as turkey is a key part of any traditional Thanksgiving meal. Last December I shared two ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 9, 2011
  • Getting Ready for Turkey Day!

    Today I have two fun activities that can be easily incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions! OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE First is a language-based lesson that talks all about ''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 18, 2011
  • Recipe: Tasty Thanksgiving Cut-Outs!

    Before writing today's recipe post, I decided to take a quick glance back at my November blog entries from the past three years. In doing so I realized that I have not written many recipes for turkey time! This year at our preschool, we are preparing a pint-sized turkey day feast right before our Thanksgiving holiday break. We have ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 4, 2011
  • Recipe: Pumpkin Fritters

    Halloween is almost here! Have you been busy making all things pumpkin? Well here is a yummy recipe that can serve as the perfect use for left-over pumpkin puree and can be easily made in a classroom lesson setting! Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 28, 2011
  • Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh

    Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 25, 2011
  • Recipe: Mini Rotelle

    This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 21, 2011
  • The Pumpkin Post!

    All through September at our school we talked about apples: red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! The teachers are talking all about those happy round orange friends we see every ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 18, 2011
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