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Guest Post: Improving Verbal Imitation with Animal Face Posters

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Today’s guest post on how to improve verbal imitation abilities of young children with language delay comes from Rachel Arntson, M.S., CCC-SLP of the  Talk It Rock It  Blog. When you have a young child who does not imitate or does not understand the process of taking turns, what do we do to facilitate this skill? How […]

Guest Post: Eliciting Language from the “SHUT-DOWN” kid

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Today’s guest post on how to elicit language from children with “shut-down” tendencies secondary to significant expressive language delay comes from Rachel Arntson, M.S., CCC-SLP of the  Talk It Rock It  Blog. Have you ever worked with a child who would shut down the minute she thought you wanted her to say something? I find this […]

Guest Post: Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants for Infants and Toddlers: an Overview

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Today’s guest post from undergraduate SLP in training, Jane Jusova, provides an introduction to pediatric cochlear implants.  Pediatric hearing loss may occur due to many reasons, which include being born with parts of the ear that didn’t form correctly and as a result don’t work well. Other problems can occur due to illness, including serious […]

Guest Post: Makes Me Want To Sing – Improving Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills through Music

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Today’s guest post on how to use music to improve children’s speech language abilities comes from Rachel Arntson, M.S., CCC-SLP of the  Talk It Rock It  Blog. Have you ever watched a group of pre-school children dance and sing to their favorite rendition of “The Wheels on the Bus” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”?  With a […]

Guest Post: And Now a Word About Cup Drinking

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In today’s guest post,  Natalie Romanchukevich discusses the importance of cup drinking. So without further ado here is what she has to say on this subject. As I do my home- based evaluation or treatment visits, I often notice that many of my 2 and3 year olds still drink out of a bottle, when developmentally, they should be […]

B-Day Extravaganza Day 31: Cost Effective Voice Therapy Tools for the School SLP and Text Message Inferencing Giveaway

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Today’s informative guest post on effective voice therapy tools for school-based SLPs comes from Jessica Chase of the the Consonantly Speaking blog. So without further ado, here’s what Jessica has to say on the subject. In graduate school, I was lucky enough to spend a semester in the on-campus voice clinic. It was equipped with a […]

Guest Post: Becoming a Mindful Observer during Your Speech Sessions

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Today’s awesome guest post is brought to you by Kimberly Scanlon of Scanlon Speech Therapy.  Can I tell you a secret? When I was a young girl I wanted to be a detective. I loved Nancy Drew and daydreamed about being a real life Harriet the spy. Flash forward 20 years, I’m a speech language pathologist […]

Guest Post: A Sensory Story

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Today I have the pleasure of  bringing you once again another great guest post by Connie Hunt on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorders, a condition which can be easily mistaken for problem behavior if one doesn’t know what signs to look out for.  So take a look at Connie’s story below.  Let me tell you about […]

Guest Post: Transition to Kindergarten: Are bilingual students with speech-language delays being placed in more restrictive settings?

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In today’s guest post, a NYC based colleague, raises a few provocative and thought provoking questions regarding the appropriateness of restrictive classroom settings for bilingual children with limited English proficiency.  Read more to find out what she has to say on this highly relevant and timely topic.  In a special education preschool, speech- language pathologists are an integral part […]

Guest Post: Working with Children of Varying Ages: Activity Suggestions

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While some speech language pathologists specialize in working with specific age groups of children only (e.g., preschoolers, elementary age children, adolescents, etc) most pediatric SLPs, especially ones serving schools, work with children of varying ages and abilities. Oftentimes, creating tasks and activities is a challenge especially for those of us who have particularly large caseload […]

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