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10 Best Toddler Easter Basket Fillers for 2022

With Easter around the corner, I thought I would share the best toddler Easter Basket Fillers for 2022 with tips how to incorporate speech and language skills. These items will be useful for your child to work on language skills and also will be fun items to play! Keep reading for this great list! Best … Continue reading 10 Best Toddler Easter Basket Fillers for 2022

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5 Best Children’s Books About Spring

Reading books with your child or students is an excellent way to work on improving vocabulary skills, as well as receptive and expressive language skills. Use this list to learn about the best children's books about spring. Remember to ask your child questions about the story to check for comprehension. You can also ask your … Continue reading 5 Best Children’s Books About Spring

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5 Best Interactive Books for Speech therapy

I absolutely love using interactive books during my speech therapy sessions. "Interactive books" are books that allow the listener to participate in the story. This type of book helps to keep the child engaged in the story and also allows him/her to work on speech therapy goals, such as; following directions, understanding verbs, or expanding … Continue reading 5 Best Interactive Books for Speech therapy

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10 Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

The day of love, also known as Valentine's Day, takes place on February 14th. To get into the Valentine's Day spirit, it is always fun to read books about the holiday with your child. I am happy to share my favorite children's books for Valentine's Day. As a speech language pathologist, I love to read … Continue reading 10 Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

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5 Best puzzles for speech therapy

As a school-based SLP, I often turn to puzzles when working with the preschool population. Puzzles offer many opportunities for the child to request, label, and take turns. When using puzzles for speech therapy, I often keep a hold of all the pieces. I have the child request for their desired piece or provide the … Continue reading 5 Best puzzles for speech therapy

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Why Do Speech Therapists Play Games?

Have you ever wondered why do speech therapists play games? Is the your child's therapist even really working on speech sounds or language skills while playing games? Well the answer is definitely yes! Speech therapists are able to target MANY skills while playing games. Here are some of the skills a speech therapist is able … Continue reading Why Do Speech Therapists Play Games?

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10 Best holiday gifts for 3 year olds

As a mom of a 3-year-old, I thought I'd share some fun holiday gifts for this age group. As a speech language pathologist, I will discuss how you can use each item to work on language skills as well! Most 3 year olds are able to do imaginative play. Open-ended toys are great for this … Continue reading 10 Best holiday gifts for 3 year olds

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10 Best Gifts for Speech Language Pathologists

With the holidays approaching quickly, I thought I'd share the best gifts for speech language pathologists that your favorite therapist will actually use and love! These gifts could also be great for a newly graduated SLP or a thank you gift for a mentor, supervisor, or professor. If you're an SLP reading this list, please … Continue reading 10 Best Gifts for Speech Language Pathologists

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5 best board games for preschoolers

Playing board games with your child is an excellent way to work on language skills. Some of the goals you can target include; turn taking, following directions, increasing vocabulary (ex. numbers, colors, animals), and expanding utterance length. As you play the game, ask your child Whose turn is it? (my turn or your turn). If … Continue reading 5 best board games for preschoolers

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5 G Sound Books for Speech Therapy

If your child is working on producing the G sound appropriately, then reading books with the G sound is a great activity to do together. Reading books with your child's target sound will help give him many good models of the sound (a great auditory bombardment activity). When you're reading the book to your child, … Continue reading 5 G Sound Books for Speech Therapy

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5 Speech therapy Activities for prepositions

As a speech language pathologist I have come across many students who demonstrate difficulty using and understanding prepositions (spatial concepts). Over the course of many years, I have gathered some favorite speech therapy activities for prepositions that I will share with you in a list below. Prepositions include words such as; in, on, under, next … Continue reading 5 Speech therapy Activities for prepositions

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5 Children’s Books About Wearing a Mask

With mask-wearing not going away anytime soon, especially for children, having your child understand the importance of wearing a mask is crucial. Whether your child is a little nervous about wearing a mask or is just curious as to how they protect us, this list of books can help make your child feel a little … Continue reading 5 Children’s Books About Wearing a Mask

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10 Best Back to School Books for 2021

The 2021-2022 school year will be like no other for your child. Possibly, it's the first time your child will be back in the school building in a very long time. Depending where you live, your child may have to wear a mask during the school day or may be facing other unique challenges due … Continue reading 10 Best Back to School Books for 2021

5 /D/ Sound Books for Speech Therapy

If your child is working on producing the /D/ sound appropriately, then reading books with this sound is a great activity to do together. Reading books with your child's target sound will help give him many good models of the sound (a great auditory bombardment activity). When you're reading the book to your child, please … Continue reading 5 /D/ Sound Books for Speech Therapy

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5 Toys for Preschoolers for Language Expansion

With so many toys on the market, finding toys for preschoolers that work on expanding language can be difficult. I have complied a list of five fun toys that allow preschool children to use a variety of language while playing. Toys that can be used in open-ended way will always allow for more language opportunities … Continue reading 5 Toys for Preschoolers for Language Expansion

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5 Best Speech Therapy Toys for 2021

Thankfully 2020 has almost come to an end! We made it! We can finally begin to look forward to a new year that has to be better than the previous one. Are you a speech language pathologist looking to refresh some of your toys as you head back to in-person therapy, or a parent looking … Continue reading 5 Best Speech Therapy Toys for 2021

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8 Necessary Items for Successful Speech Teletherapy

As many schools around the country headed back to school this month, speech language pathologists are learning to adapt to the new normal: Teletherapy. Over the past few weeks, as I've prepared to provide therapy to my students virtually, I've come up with a list of necessary items to help make speech teletherapy successful. It's … Continue reading 8 Necessary Items for Successful Speech Teletherapy

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5 Speech Therapy Activities for Preschool Age

Whether you are a speech pathologist or a parent looking for ways to help improve your preschool child's communication skills, you've come to the right place to get new ideas. I've listed below some of my favorite speech therapy activities for preschool age children along with ideas of how to use them. 5 Speech Therapy … Continue reading 5 Speech Therapy Activities for Preschool Age

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5 Best Baby Toys for Language Development (0-6 months)

You can start promoting language skills with your little one as soon as they are born! The best way to do this is to talk to them a lot! Make sure you talk to them about what you are doing (ex. "Now I'm making dinner. I'm cooking chicken and rice tonight.) and about what they … Continue reading 5 Best Baby Toys for Language Development (0-6 months)

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5 Best Halloween Books for Speech Therapy

Reading books with your child or students is an excellent way to work on improving vocabulary skills, as well as receptive and expressive language skills. Check out some of these books to read with your child during Halloween time Remember to ask your child questions about the story to check for comprehension. You can also … Continue reading 5 Best Halloween Books for Speech Therapy