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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Speech and Language Growth: Ages 3-4 years

    This is week 6 of my 8 week series highlighting what typical speech and language development looks like in young children. This week's post will focus on the growth that happens between ages 3 and 4. During this year, young children really leave the baby and toddler time behind. Many are entering preschool and are ready to become a ''big kid''. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 12, 2013
  • Preparing with Winter Worksheets!

    If your preschool early intervention program is like ours, you too have two full weeks off from school over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Although I am very excited for some restful time at home to snuggle with my girls and maybe sleep past 7am (maybe!), I am also concerned about the long time off from both school and speech therapy ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 11, 2012
  • Gearing Up for the 2012-2013 School Year

    Well, it is that time of the year again. Labor Day is now over, September is here and the school year is about to begin! If you are the parent of a young child with special needs who is heading off to their first day of preschool, do you feel ready? Is your little one ready? Here are some things to think about when sending your child off to ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 4, 2012
  • Parents Speak, Part 3

    Over the past two Tuesdays I presented some of the results from the Early Intervention Parent Survey completed by our readers earlier this summer. Today I am going to present the next part of the results which look mainly at the 3-5 program. Just as with the Birth to 3 program, all four disciplines were represented: Speech Therapy, Occupational ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 14, 2012
  • Parents Speak, Part 2

    Last week's post was the first of a series of posts that will present and discuss the results from my Early Intervention Parent Survey. The survey focuses on both the Birth to 3 and the 3 to 5 program, asking parents for feedback regarding their experiences and that of their child. Last week, I posted the parent responses regarding whether or not ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 7, 2012
  • Veggie Dishes for Picky Eaters

    Here are two very simple vegetable based recipes for picky eaters to enjoy! Both require just a few basic ingredients and are easy to prepare. Pieces are also tiny enough for little hands and mouths to handle independently! Both dishes are favorites in my home, and I hope they will be in yours! Cinnamon Carrots You will need: Fresh baby ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 13, 2012
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