Monthly Archives: August 2011

Favorite speech therapy toys

What are my favorite speech therapy toys?  Search under the speech therapy toys page to find a list of toys that I enjoy using during therapy.  I just added the game LUCKY DUCKS to the list.  This game is great for … Continue reading

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How to teach straw drinking

When your little one is ready to transition from bottle or breast to a cup……I have some suggestions.   A regular sip-cup promotes the same forward tongue movement that a bottle does……..which can promote a child to have a lisp….using a … Continue reading

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How to teach diphthongs?

  What is a diphthong?  Diphthongs are considered single phonemes, each having a sequence of two different vowel positions.  One of the positions is the dominant nucleus (sometimes called the radical) with greater duration; the other position, the glide (or … Continue reading

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What is a diphthong?

  What is a diphthong?  Diphthongs are considered single phonemes, each having a sequence of two different vowel positions.  One of the positions is the dominant nucleus (sometimes called the radical) with greater duration; the other position, the glide (or … Continue reading

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How to teach the B sound

  I just updated under the articulation page strategies for the B sound.  When teaching the B sound be sure to use  two very important cues.  When your little one is shown the physical cue and feels the tactile cue she will have an … Continue reading

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How to teach your child to talk

          I love using music during therapy to improve a child’s ability to say words.  Music is a great strategy to improve your child’s language skills….and remember you do not have to be a great singer … Continue reading

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What is a diphthong and how to teach diphthongs.

I just started a page devoted to diphthongs…inspired by two little ones whom I am presently seeing for speech therapy.  A diphthong is a vowel that actually consists of two vowels in one syllable.  For example, when you say the word … Continue reading

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Speech therapy toys for children

 Click on the speech therapy toys page for information regarding my favorite toys to use during therapy.  It is a work in progress so I am not yet finished…and probably will continue to add more as I find new toys … Continue reading

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How to teach your child to say mommy

  How to teach your child to say mommy?  This word is probably the most important word a mother wants to hear.  As a speech and language pathologist when a child is having difficulty communicating….and not able to say mommy….. I have … Continue reading

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How to teach the P sound

  How to teach the P sound?  P is considered to be a bilabial stop sound.  This means that you use your two lips together to make this sound.  It is a stop sound because it does not continue as … Continue reading

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