Speech Language Pathology

How To Use The Mixed Up Chameleon for Language and Social Skills

Use The Mixed Up Chameleon to target Social Skills & Language Skills.

School, Speech Language Pathology

Having Fun With Left, Center, Right (LCR) In the Speech Room

We have been loving Left, Center, Right (LCR) in and out of the Speech Room lately! This is a great game to use in Speech Therapy.  It makes planning easy, makes learning fun, and it gives so many opportunities for quick articulation and language practice!  You can target different goals for each student easily, making… Continue reading Having Fun With Left, Center, Right (LCR) In the Speech Room

Arts & Crafts, Childhood Development, Early Language, Play, Preschool, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Table Edition

In the midst of this unexpected extended time at home, I have decided to focus on various everyday objects for a week each. On Week 1, we are using utensils! We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. Want to take a peek at what we're doing? The Schedule Monday: Sorting… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Table Edition

Autism, Eye Contact, Neurodiversity, Social Language, Speech Language Pathology

Teaching the Purpose of Eye Contact

"He doesn't look at me when I talk to him"... One of the most common phrases we hear from parents or teachers when doing and autism evaluation. Goals for teaching eye contact are found frequently on Individualized Education Plans and this is often practiced by making cues (visually by pointing or a picture card, or… Continue reading Teaching the Purpose of Eye Contact

Childhood Development, Early Language, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler, Uncategorized

Vocabulary Words That Set Up Your Child For Speaking in Sentences

Isn't it exciting when you hear those first words your child says? All of those months of house tours, reading, and exploring the word with you narrating is finally paying off and your child is beginning to talk! So now what? How do you continue to help your child have a new way to express… Continue reading Vocabulary Words That Set Up Your Child For Speaking in Sentences

Arts & Crafts, Early Language, Play, Preschool, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Clothing Edition

In the midst of this unexpected extended time at home, I have decided to focus on various everyday objects for a week each. On Week 2, we are using clothes! We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. Want to take a peek at what we're doing? The Schedule Monday: Create… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Clothing Edition

Play, Social Distancing, Social Language, Speech Language Pathology

Social Skills While Social Distancing

During this time of uncertainty we’ve been asked to practice “Social Distancing”. Schools are cancelling nationwide, restaurants are closing, and at home play dates are being discouraged. Here is a short list of some things you can do to have social interactions and practice those social skills while also protecting those you love by using… Continue reading Social Skills While Social Distancing

Childhood Development, Early Language, Infants, Social Language, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler

The Importance of Pointing and Other Gestures

Photo by mentatdgt on Pexels.com During an evaluation or consultation one of the first things Speech Language Pathologists pay attention to is gesture use. And for good reason- it is an important indicator of later language development and can help identify children at risk of language delays. How a child's gestures impact language development Long… Continue reading The Importance of Pointing and Other Gestures

Childhood Development, Early Language, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler

Teach your child “I Love You”

When children come into therapy nonverbal I often ask parents what they dream of hearing their child say. The two most common responses I get are “mommy” and “I love you”. And as a parent I understand! We pour so much of our hearts into our little ones that we dream of the day they… Continue reading Teach your child “I Love You”