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
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!!!
Below are the links for my September 23, 2011 presentation on Apraxia and DS: NWOSLHA Presentation NWOSLHA Resources
I would like to thank ALL who came out to my presentation on Sunday, "Reaching for the STARs: Speech therapy and research working together." It was an amazing turn-out, especially at the end of the day on Sunday! Thank you for making it a great session. Attached are my slides and the two resources as promised. The one handout is… Continue reading The stars at night were big and bright! NDSC San Antonio Handouts
By far, the most frequent concern I hear from anyone regarding children with Down syndrome is, "I can't understand what Joe says. He gets so frustrated because he knows what he wants to say, but it is so unclear! What can you do?" Unclear speech is a symptom of a larger problem. To understand how to improve speech we… Continue reading Let’s talk about speech disorders: Overview