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  • 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
  • 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
  • Pacing Board Follow-up with Pictures

    Great feedback from last Tuesday's Pace-Out-Your-Speech Post! Many of you wrote in with great pacing board proposals of your own. Thank you for sharing your useful and novel ideas! In addition, many of you also requested that pictures of the pacing boards be posted. Here are ones that I made and use daily in the classroom: *All the pacing ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 16, 2011
  • Recipe: Rainforest “Pizza”

    This is our fourth and final rainforest recipe for this summer! It was been a fun four weeks, full of delicious and creative eats. The kids really loved all of the recipes, as did the parents! I have had several families share with me that they tried the recipes at home. Many enjoyed making them with their children and were pleasantly ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 5, 2011
  • The Benefits of Recipe-Based Language Lessons

    I have been using recipe-based language lessons off and on for about 10 years or so in various classroom settings, as well as in homecare, and each time similar results occur. Not only do the parents, teachers and children seem to really enjoy and anticipate the recipe of the week, but I also see positive changes in the way the children ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 26, 2011
  • Carryover: Practice for Parents

    Today's post is about maximizing the work we do in the classroom by promoting carryover at home. This topic was inspired by one of the requests shared during the February SLP poll, which specially asked for: ''Support and ideas to give parents to help them work on skills between therapy visits'' Daily practice and reinforcement is very important ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 19, 2011
  • SLP Survey

    For today's post, I have chosen a list of questions and created a survey specifically designed for speech therapists working in early intervention. The survey looks at a variety of topics and issues which we face as therapists and my hope is that the results of this poll will be very beneficial to all of us as therapists and maybe even beyond as a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 1, 2011