10 places to visit in NJ with your special needs child

10 Places to Visit in NJ With Your Special Needs Child

Sometimes you may find it difficult to get out of the house with your special needs child. You may not know where to go or find it challenging to manage your child's behaviors outside of the house. It is SO important to get out of the house with your child as these outings provide bonding … Continue reading 10 Places to Visit in NJ With Your Special Needs Child

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Helpful Ideas to Get Your Child to Talk About School

When I speak with parents of children with language disorders, one common concern I hear is that my child can't tell me about his school day. This concern makes sense.  It's natural for a parent to want to know about their child's day and to be able to talk about school. However, children with language disorders demonstrate … Continue reading Helpful Ideas to Get Your Child to Talk About School

Melissa & Doug Puzzle

The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

If you're looking for an activity to work on language development with your child, look no further.  This Melissa & Doug puzzle provides so many opportunities to work on increasing language skills. Language Skills This hide and seek puzzle is AWESOME . I use it frequently when working with preschool-aged children. Here are some ways … Continue reading The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

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5 Quality Products to Practice Answering Questions With Your Child

If your child has a language delay or disorder, it's likely they may have difficulty answering "wh" questions (who, what, where, when, why).  Some children provide no answer to these questions and others may repeat part of the question back to you.  You may be wondering what you can do at home to help your … Continue reading 5 Quality Products to Practice Answering Questions With Your Child

What to Do If You Think Your Child May be Language Delayed?

Is your child not speaking yet?  Does it seem like your child may not be speaking as much as his or her peers?  As a speech pathologist, I often have parents coming to me with these concerns.  If you suspect your child may be language delayed, do not hesitate to look for help.  If your … Continue reading What to Do If You Think Your Child May be Language Delayed?

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Bubbles for Speech Therapy

Using bubbles with your child is an awesome way to work on language skills and also early developing speech sounds. Bubbles for speech therapy is fun and great to do outdoors (or even indoors if you don't mind a little clean-up after). I have found bubbles to be very motivating for young children which helps … Continue reading Bubbles for Speech Therapy

What Can I Do to Help My Child’s Speech and Language?

The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) provides valuable information for speech language pathologists and parents looking to aid their children in speech and language development. Follow the links below which will bring you to the official ASHA information regarding speech and language milestones and how you as a parent can help your child achieve them. Birth … Continue reading What Can I Do to Help My Child’s Speech and Language?