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Creating A Learning Rich Environment for Language Delayed Preschoolers

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Today I’m excited to introduce a new product: “Creating A Learning Rich Environment for Language Delayed Preschoolers“.  —This 40 page presentation provides suggestions to parents regarding how to facilitate further language development in language delayed/impaired preschoolers at home in conjunction with existing outpatient, school, or private practice based speech language services. It details implementation strategies as well as […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Learning To Read is Ball

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Today I have the pleasure of reviewing once again  another book written by a NJ based, fellow SLP, Kimberly Scanlon of Scanlon Speech Therapy LLC entitled “Learning to read is the ball”. I have previously reviewed another book by Kimberly entitled “My Toddler Talks“, which discusses parental strategies to facilitate language abilities in toddlers. In “Learning to Read is […]

App Review and Giveaway: Sounds at Home

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Today I am reviewing a brand new app by the Virtual Speech Center: Sounds at Home.  Designed to target phonemic awareness skills in young children 2-6 years of age, the app targets the following range of skills: (more…)

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 […]

Tips Corner: Creating Opportunities for Spontaneous and Functional Communication

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In today’s guest post,  Natalie Romanchukevich advises readers on how to create opportunities to expand children’s spontaneous communication skills. Helping young children build speech- language skills is an exciting job that both caregivers and educators try to do every second of the day.  We spend so much time giving our children directions to follow, asking them a […]

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Social Emotional Difficulties in Language Impaired Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Today I am exited to tell you about the new product I created in honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month.  It is a 45 slide presentation created for speech language pathologists to explain the connection between late language development and the risk of social emotional disturbances in young children 18 months- 6 years of age. Learning Objectives: —Explain […]

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 […]

In case you missed it: Therapy Fun with Ready Made Spring Related Bingo

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Back in late February I did a guest post for Teach Speech 365. In case you missed it I am running it again on my blog since spring is now in full bloom! Spring is here and there are many fun therapy activities you can do with your preschool and school aged clients during this […]

Stimulating Language Abilities of Internationally Adopted Children: Fun with Ready-Made Fall and Halloween Bingo

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  There are many fun language based activities parents can do at home with their newly (and not so newly) internationally adopted  preschool and school aged children in the fall. One of my personal favorites is bingo. Boggles World, an online ESL teacher resource actually has a number of ready made materials, flashcards, and worksheets which […]

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