Ages and Stages, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy And Research working together

I will be traveling to San Antonio, TX this weekend for the National Down Syndrome Congress 2011 Convention. Please join me on Sunday at noon for  90 minutes devoted to speech clarity and children with Down syndrome. Discussion will include up-to-date research overviews specific to the quality of speech in children with DS, popular treatment methods… Continue reading Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy And Research working together

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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

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

We have entered a very exciting age of technology. Gone are the days of mix tapes, car phones, and VHS recordings of our favorite shows...In are mp3 files, smart phones, and TiVo. I remember when April was in speech therapy at school she was given token rewards for practicing speech sounds. When I have children… Continue reading Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome