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 [...]

Get your child talk about school

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 [...]

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 [...]

Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

There are SO many opportunities to work on language expansion with playdough. This activity is motivating especially due to its sensory stimulation. You can target vocabulary, expanding utterances, and following directions all with one activity. As the parent, stay in control of the playdough and cutters to keep the activity structured. Present your child with a [...]

3 Ways to Expand Utterances

3 Excellent Ways to Expand Your Child’s Utterances at Home

The general rule of thumb for sentence length is that your child's age should be equal to the number of words they are able to string together. For example, if your child is 1-year-old then he or she should be using 1-word utterances (ex. car, go, juice). If your child is 2-years-old then he or [...]

practice answering questions

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 [...]

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 [...]