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Lose the Training Wheels Success!!!

For years my youngest brothers Jake and Sam have LOVED riding their bikes. They outgrew the training wheels a few years ago and my mom got them "Fat Wheels" so they could still ride on their larger bike frames. Last week both Jake (18) and Sam (13) participated in Lose the Training Wheels  sponsored by… Continue reading Lose the Training Wheels Success!!!

Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Uncategorized

Who likes High School Musical? Using high interest topics to work on speech skills

If you have a tween or teen with Down syndrome my title probably just got your attention. I could have easily substituted Hannah Montana, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place or other such show, but I went with the original musical movie addiction. (Some would argue this isn't the original, but I'm talking teens in 2010). So what… Continue reading Who likes High School Musical? Using high interest topics to work on speech skills

Birth to Three, Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities

Some Summer Fun!

So I have been CRAZY lately - work, kids, travel, work, kids, a student... How many times do we feel like this? Isn't summer supposed to be relaxing? Well, yes. As a matter of fact it can (and should) be!  This is why so many of us take vacations this time of year. It's a time… Continue reading Some Summer Fun!

Birth to Three, Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Uncategorized

“What can I do to help my infant with Down syndrome learn to talk?” Part 1 – Pre-word Stage

Many parents come to our clinic and ask me, What can I do to help my child learn to talk? This question is asked by parents with one child and parents of many children. Often this question is asked because another SLP through EI, clinic, etc. says, "You're child is too young to start speech therapy… Continue reading “What can I do to help my infant with Down syndrome learn to talk?” Part 1 – Pre-word Stage

Speech & Language, Therapy Activities

Therapy Thursdays – Colors

Many of my patients with Down syndrome between 3 and 6 struggle to learn their colors so I am always looking for *new* ways to work on this. I just pulled out an old resource my mom actually passed onto me in grad school by June Oberlander called, "Slow and Steady Get Me Ready." She… Continue reading Therapy Thursdays – Colors