Speech and Language therapy provides support for so many different things, making it difficult for many people to understand what we do. With school age children, the most popular areas of need for therapy involve speech production, pragmatics, receptive, and expressive language. After working and speaking with many educators and families, I ... read more
Summer Fun: BUBBLES!
Need a fun (and "speechy") activity for summer?! Look no further than BUBBLES! Bubble activities are exciting for children of all ages and can be a useful tool for therapy. Oral Motor Exercise: Although this topic can be controversial, one can not debate that through bubble blowing activities, children are stimulating the muscles used to round ... read more
Response to Intervention and the SLP
What s Response to Intervention? Response to Intervention (RtI) is defined as a multi-tier approach to the identification and support of students who demonstrate difficulty with learning and behavior. This approach is used in schools to identify students, currently receiving high-quality instruction in their classroom that needs additional ... read more
I Am Lucky!
Happy November! The leaves are falling, the wind is picking up, and pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE. There is something about the Northeast cool down that makes us come together and reflect on what we are thankful for. Gratitude is one of the more difficult concepts to teach children. Being appreciative as well as sensitive to other's feelings are ... read more
Have a “Speechy” Halloween
For those that celebrate, Halloween can be a fun time to explore your child's imagination. This holiday presents itself with some great opportunities for language building. Here are some ways to have a "Speechy," Halloween. Costumes are not just a get up for candy collection, they are a great tool for pretend play. There are so many great do it ... read more