Ages and Stages, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Make it Monday: Valentine Extravaganza!

This week on Make-It Monday it's about not reinventing the wheel. As a speech-language pathologist I'm on the lookout for quick and fun ways to engage children. I have a few staples I pull out this time of year including: Positional Concept Hearts by Speech Room News. I printed out the hearts, laminated, and attached… Continue reading Make it Monday: Valentine Extravaganza!


Beyond Therapy Burnout and Parent Guilt

Parents of children with Down syndrome are often familiar with the three therapies most frequently recommended for their child: physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Therapy frequently begins when the child is just months or even weeks old. Once in an established therapy routine, parents may find themselves asking, “Will my child ever be done with… Continue reading Beyond Therapy Burnout and Parent Guilt


Who are the Wonder Women?

For the last 8-years I've had the privilege to participate in Cincinnati's Buddy Walk in support of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC). Every year the staff of the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome enjoys coming up with ideas for the walk. I think we may have gone a little over the top… Continue reading Who are the Wonder Women?

Family, Uncategorized

Coffee Reflections: Society and Syndrome

I read a lot. At work, at home, for work, for pleasure...all the time. One of my favorite times of the week is Saturday morning. Morning coffee in hand I check Facebook, read new updates on the blogs I follow, and relax. I really enjoy reading blogs on how events changed someone's perspective on life… Continue reading Coffee Reflections: Society and Syndrome