Speech Development and Face Masks

Many countries throughout the world have created face mask mandates since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the US, many states have had or currently have face mask requirements for people over the age of two. Many children and adults have become accustomed to the practice of wearing a face mask over theContinue reading “Speech Development and Face Masks”

Read it and Believe it

On this blog, I talk about strategies to help kids overcome speech and language disorders. Discussion topics revolve around might hear at school as well as activities you can do at home. And this is great! However, it is also equally important to take time to hear from kids. What strategies work for them, whichContinue reading “Read it and Believe it”

The Dreaded /R/ Sound – How to Improve Articulation at Home

Let’s talk about articulation. Specifically, let’s talk about the /R/ sound. It’s the sound that clinicians dread. I receive the most parent inquiry’s about this sound by far.  It isn’t uncommon for a 5 or 6 year old to have /R/ sound errors – and SLP’s expect this sound to be developed( not produced inContinue reading “The Dreaded /R/ Sound – How to Improve Articulation at Home”

Fun, Simple, and Easy Outdoor Activities to Promote Speech

April showers bring May flowers… the old adage goes. As the sun shines after the rain, I feel myself longing for summer days. Who else is with me?! Even with beautiful weather it can be a challenge finding activities to keep kids occupied outside. So, here are nine simple but fun outdoor activities to promoteContinue reading “Fun, Simple, and Easy Outdoor Activities to Promote Speech”

Too Much Screen Time?

Technology has rapidly advanced over the last 10 years. Cell Phones are better, televisions are bigger; screens permeate almost every area of life. Given the pandemic that overtook the year 2020, virtual schooling became the new ‘norm’. Some students have only received remote instruction for over a year, sitting in front of screens to completeContinue reading “Too Much Screen Time?”

Question and Answer- Cultivate Conversational Turn Taking Skills In Your Toddler

Do you ever feel like you are talking to a brick wall? As parents, we often feel like the things we tell our children go in one ear and out the other. “Look here, look at mommy!”  “What do you want to eat?”is something I said repetitively this weekend when talking with my daughter. WhatContinue reading “Question and Answer- Cultivate Conversational Turn Taking Skills In Your Toddler”

The Story of My life

Wake up. Shower, Make breakfast. Pack lunches. Take my daughter to school. Go home, make dinner. After dinner I fold laundry, wipe down countertops, and jump on a zoom call to chat with friends. This is the story of my life… or at least, I think of it that way. From my eyes it seemsContinue reading “The Story of My life”

Lets talk about Stuttering

Welcome back, friends! I hope you are all doing well and staying warm. This week has brought more snow to central New Jersey. I didn’t think it was possible, but here we are, inches deep in another snow storm. It has snowed more this winter than I can recall over many past winters. Luckily (orContinue reading “Lets talk about Stuttering”

The Benefits of Parallel Play

Parents know their children best. Mommas, you know what toys your kids like to play with, what foods they eat, and what sends them into a tantrum. While we are armed with the knowledge of our children, activities to help their development may elude us. Whether it be lack of time, knowledge, or resources, parentsContinue reading “The Benefits of Parallel Play”

The Power of a Choice

At the ripe age of one, my daughter knows what she wants and when she wants it. When I ask my friends where she gets her strong willed personality they laugh! Like mother, like daughter. Children know what they want from a young age. When those desires go unmet or are not understood, many tearsContinue reading “The Power of a Choice”