Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language

Part 1 of Standardized Testing and Down syndrome: Growth and Comparison

Many parents...take issue with why clinicians test children with Down syndrome using standardized measures.

Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Post-Secondary, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools

A Few (more) of My Favorite Things – Treatment Activities, Web Site Edition

If you could peer into the day of a pediatric speech-language pathologist, it would be filled with many different activities. Phone calls, report writing, parent counseling, material making, physician consultation...oh, and actually treating children with communication/feeding disorders. I will be the first to admit that I work in the most clinically supportive environments ever. My coworkers… Continue reading A Few (more) of My Favorite Things – Treatment Activities, Web Site Edition

Assistive Technology, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Greater Richmond, VA and DC

I will be speaking March 16 & 17th in Richmond, VA hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.  Friday night is a general presentation on the communication strengths and challenges of children with Down syndrome. Saturday will include two workshops. The first, from 10 am - 1 pm,  is for parents and professionals of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Greater Richmond, VA and DC

Birth to Three, Elementary, Family, Jr. & Sr. High, Therapy Tools

It’s Here! The Annual Gift List for Children with Down Syndrome!!!

Our team members are often asked what kinds of toys we suggest for children with Down syndrome. For the past several years I've compiled a list in November/December for this very reason. Our criteria when chosing toys: Engaging/ interesting Target specific goals we address in therapy Not too annoying (limited bells and whistles) Developmentally appropriate… Continue reading It’s Here! The Annual Gift List for Children with Down Syndrome!!!