Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Ask an Apraxia Specialist: Children with DS and CAS

As promised! I am so grateful to my friend and former colleague Shelley Myers, MS, CCC-SLP for allowing me to pick her brain regarding childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) in children with Down syndrome (DS). Shelley is a speech-language pathologist for Banner Children’s at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Her professional interests include Speech… Continue reading Ask an Apraxia Specialist: Children with DS and CAS

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

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

The stars at night were big and bright! NDSC San Antonio Handouts

 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

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Elementary, Family, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

Communication and Behavior Resources for Children with Down syndrome

On March 19th I spoke at the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association's Annual Convention on improving communication and behavior in children with Down syndrome at home and school. Unfortunately the files on the OSLHA web site were uploaded without active links. Below are the handouts with recommendations and resources in their original form. Once I have time to adapt my power-point for web… Continue reading Communication and Behavior Resources for Children with Down syndrome