Ages and Stages, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

2012 Gift Guide (Just in time for Black Friday!)

Our team members are frequently asked what kinds of toys we suggest for children with Down syndrome. This year we have new items and a few classics from past lists. We are always interested in making sure the toys/items: Are engaging/interesting Target specific goals related to common therapy objectives Not too annoying (limited bells and… Continue reading 2012 Gift Guide (Just in time for Black Friday!)

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

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

How to have a “homemade” holiday

One of my Facebook friends is having a "Homemade Christmas" this year. She's making all kinds of fun items for her three daughters instead of buying lots of toys marketed for the season. This got me thinking about items around the house that make great toys (Thanks Emily!). And I can't tell you how many… Continue reading How to have a “homemade” holiday