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  • Assessing Articulation in Toddlers

    It is common for parents to indicate they are concerned about their toddler’s speech sounds at age two. Although most of the time these concerns are typical and age appropriate, there are times when further evaluation or consideration for speech therapy is necessary. We have all heard baby-talk, or children who use phonological processes. ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on June 9, 2015
  • Behaviors in Young Children

    Behaviors and speech delays tend to go hand-in-hand, and deciphering which is causing which can be a very frustrating task. Judging and offering opinions right away, I have learned, can come back and hurt the parent/therapist relationship. I try to remember that kids and parents are truly doing the best that they can in the moment. So what to ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on February 3, 2015
  • A Late Talker and Prosody of Speech

    Today's post is the tale of a speech success story, as well as an observation and a look to the future! Over the last few days, I have been writing an annual IEP for a student I have worked with consistently for almost 2 years. When he first came to us, just a few days past his third birthday, he was able to say about 4-5 words consistently and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 30, 2013
  • A 'Snowy Day' Activity

    Today's post is a focus on the ''S'' sound and a favorite wintertime book named The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. The letter ''S'' was last week's letter of the week at our school and in order to support the curriculum, we read The Snowy Day as part of our speech and language group sessions. Here is the layout of the lesson, as well as some ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 18, 2012
  • Magnificent M&M Milkshakes

    It's ''M'' Week at our school! Last week's post was chocolaty and low in sugar. This week's post was just as chocolaty however it does not cut calories. The three main ingredients include: 2 cups of milk 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream A medium sized bag of M&M chocolate candies (Milk, ice cream and candy amounts needed will depend ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 11, 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
  • Free and Useful iPad Apps!

    So, after another week of using the iPad in many of my speech therapy sessions and after hours of my own exploration, I have a list of several FREE apps that you many find helpful for preschool-age children with speech and language delays.  These apps were not necessarily created for children with special needs. However, there are ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 17, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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