Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Therapy Thursday (and a FREE download!)

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a therapy activity. I love playing the game Hedbanz with my school-age children with DS. For those of you who’ve never played Hedbanz, it’s like 20 questions. Each player wears a crown-like headband and draws a picture card. Each  card has a simple drawing on one side… Continue reading 31 for 21: Therapy Thursday (and a FREE download!)

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Ages and Stages, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities

Great Resource for Speech Sound Practice

I'm sitting in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk training next to Sarah, an amazing SLP from Abu Dhabi, UAE. In a group activity she shared this link with me: http://hope.cochlearamericas.com/audiologists/slp/speech-sounds Each sound has "child friendly" words, activities, songs, games, and toys for each sound. If you are ever at a loss for how to practice… Continue reading Great Resource for Speech Sound Practice

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

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

Birth to Three, Elementary, Family, Jr. & Sr. High, Therapy Tools

It’s Here! The Annual Gift List for Children with Down Syndrome!!!

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!!!