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  • Speech Therapy with an iPad!

    This past week, as promised, the Assistive Technology representative from our county paid me a welcomed visit, bringing with her the much anticipated iPad! Very exciting! When we met, she walked me through several of the applications that were previously downloaded onto the device. I quickly fell in love with a select few. I also learned ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 10, 2012
  • Give Yourself a High Five in 2012!

    Now we all have our New Year resolutions. Some people want to lose weight, others hope to get better organized and many desire to spend more time with their families and friends. Everyone has areas of their lives that could use some restoring and most have the instinctual need to simply become more balanced. For the past two years, I ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 3, 2012
  • AAC for Preschoolers (Continued)

    Over the last two weeks we have been discussing the specific use of iPads with preschoolers and many of you have written in with wonderful ideas, suggestions and your own personal preferences for various apps for children ages 3-5. Thank you! In last week's post, I shared the entire process that we follow in our county when obtaining an ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • Food for Thought: The Holidays with a Picky Eater

    Are you stressed because the holidays are upon us and your child is a picky eater? Is every meal a struggle and is it even worse when you are sitting with your in-laws and family friends and can feel the tension thicken in the air? Well, hang on! Here are some tips to help you prepare yourself and your child for mealtime challenges that lie ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 23, 2011
  • AAC for Preschoolers

    Today I would like to continue my post discussion from last week. So far, only one SLP has responded to my inquiry about using an iPad with children ages 3-5 years old. Now, I do realize that we are less than a week away from both Christmas and Hanukkah, so maybe therapists are much busier than usual! However, I am also wondering if ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 20, 2011
  • Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”

    During the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday, embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday. Here you can find a complete description of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 16, 2011
  • One Three-Year-Old’s Journey

    Over the last year, I have watched one of the children on my caseload truly grow into a bright little preschool school student who desperately wants to communicate with others. When he first entered our school, he had just turned three and although he seemed to comprehend many concepts in the world around him, recent testing did not ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 13, 2011
  • Assessments Discussion Continued

    Thank you to everyone who wrote in last week and shared their experiences, preferences and reactions to the various testing materials available to us as SLPs. I really enjoy hearing everyone's perspective and feedback! I wanted to continue the discussion this week by asking a few more questions and offering additional ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 15, 2011
  • The Latest and Greatest Assessments for Children Ages 3-5

    This fall at the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children were in need of a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 8, 2011
  • Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Pt. 3

    Today is the final part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL. Our discussion continues as we explore the changes affecting the preschool portion of early intervention.(You can read the first part here, and the second part here.) Steph: What changes have you seen in the 3-5 preschool early intervention system in the last few ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 12, 2011
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