Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: In The Garden

Continuing with our series on using everyday objects for language. On Week 8 we will focus on all things garden. We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. My goal is to keep it simple and use only items you likely already have or can substitute easily (after all- we are… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: In The Garden

Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Nature Edition

This week we begin week 5 our Language with Everyday Objects series. This week, we are getting outside and using what we can find in nature! I will share with you 5 of the activities we did for this but you can find a complete list of ideas and language based worksheets HERE. Early Childhood… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Nature Edition

Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Bath Time

Continuing with our series on using everyday objects for language. On Week 7 we will focus on all things bath time. We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. My goal is to keep it simple and use only items you likely already have or can substitute easily (after all- we… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Bath Time

Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Recycle Edition

This week we begin week 4 our Language with Everyday Objects series. This week, we are using whatever we can find in the recycle! We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. First, you have to take an inventory of what's in YOUR recycle! Here's a peek at mine: Just Keeping… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Recycle Edition

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

Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Tooth Brushing Edition

Continuing with our series on using everyday objects for language. On Week 3 we will focus on all things brushing teeth. We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. My goal is to keep it simple and use only items you likely already have or can substitute easily (after all- we… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Tooth Brushing 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

Play, Social Language, Toddler

Tips for Getting Toddlers to Play Together

Using where they're at to set realistic expectations in play Children show their first signs of social interactions with a social smile at about 4 weeks old. However, it's not until age 2 that your child will begin to truly play with peers their same age, not just their caregivers (Scott, 2020). Prior to 2… Continue reading Tips for Getting Toddlers to Play Together

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