5 Ways to Facilitate Language with Holiday Cards

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Are you receiving tons of holiday cards from families and friends? Most people receive holiday cards and post them on a nearby bulletin board or display them around their house. Holiday cards can be a great language activity because they are free, arrive spontaneously in the mail, are all different, are attractive, and have a connection with you … [Read more...]

Gravitybread Presents Geraldine Moran

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Have you ever wondered how to create your own app? How about your own therapy app? I asked Geraldine Moran, a fellow speech language pathologist some questions about how she created her app, Actions in Video and any plans for the future!  To see my review of Actions in Video, click here. To check out Actions in Video website, click … [Read more...]

Building Language with Mr. and Ms. Food Plates

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Do you struggle at mealtime with your children? As parents we have all had our challenging meals and want to make mealtime a fun and relaxing experience. On top of making it fun and relaxing, it's even more ideal when we can facilitate language and help build our children's skills when spending time together. I wanted to share these Mr. and Mrs. … [Read more...]

Tips on Facilitating Book Reading with Your Child with ADHD

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For this month of Research Tuesday, I wanted to share an article about ADHD and reading aloud. Many people assume that when you have ADHD, you have trouble paying attention to most or all activities, but that is simply not true. Many children with ADHD can focus very well on specific activities, especially when it's a high-interest activity, such … [Read more...]

Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces

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Is your child a chocolate lover? How would your child like to wear chocolate shoes to school?  Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces is an engaging, humorous story about a boy whose Mom sends him to school in shoes made of chocolate. What would your child do if you sent them to school in shoes made of chocolate? I know my kids would eat these shoes … [Read more...]

The Family Book

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Do you want to teach your child all about different families? My 6 year old daughter is learning all about different families in her class and I wanted to read the appropriate book at mealtime to reinforce what she learning in class. The Family Book was the perfect book to choose! I have always been attracted to Todd Parr's books because of the … [Read more...]

Margo’s Magnificent Choice

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Do you want to help your child be kind and speak to other people with respect? As parents, we all struggle to teach our children to treat others the way you want to be treated. Especially when you have a child with special needs with impulsive behavior, teaching this concept can be even more difficult. Margo's Magnificent Choice is about a monkey … [Read more...]

Actions In Video

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Do you have a child with special needs that struggles with language and building sentences for functional speech? Is your child minimally verbal or have problems with syntax? I wanted to share an excellent app that I have found to be very useful in therapy called Actions in Video. This app was created by speech therapist named Geraldine Moran … [Read more...]

Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist

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Do you have a child with a sensory processing disorder? Does he or she like to visit the dentist? I think bringing any child to the dentist can be a difficult experience but having a child with special needs can add an extra complexity to the experience. Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist by Marla Roth-Fisch is an excellent book about a boy named Sam … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake

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Is your child on a dairy free diet? Do you want to add more veggies in your child's diet? Are you looking for a healthy alternative to a chocolate cupcake? These cupcakes are chocolaty, sweet and full of zucchini. I found the original recipe on the blog, I Am Baker. I cut the sugar and the fat down by adding applesauce. I simply replaced the … [Read more...]