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
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
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!!!
I would like to thank ALL who came out to my presentation on Sunday, "Reaching for the STARs: Speech therapy and research working together." It was an amazing turn-out, especially at the end of the day on Sunday! Thank you for making it a great session. Attached are my slides and the two resources as promised. The one handout is… Continue reading The stars at night were big and bright! NDSC San Antonio Handouts
For all teachers and administrators: The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting their next Teacher Roundtable Discussion at J.F.Dulles Elementary School in the Oak Hills District on Monday, May 16 at 4:00PM. Thanks to Kelli Wagner for offering to host our West Side location. Our moderator will be Jennifer Bekins, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech… Continue reading Teacher Roundtable Discussion on Down syndrome & Communication: Westside Location