Monthly Archives: November 2011

The small steps in life

“It’s the small steps that we take everyday that matter.  These are the steps that take you where you are supposed to be.” Kim Marino   In my life….both at home and at work…I know that the small steps are … Continue reading

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How to improve your toddler’s ability to listen to a story

  Reading to your one and two-year old requires a different strategy than how you read to your three and four-year old.  I am going to use the picture above as an example……so that you understand how you should be reading to … Continue reading

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Best speech therapy toys

I recently had a mom comment…asking specifically for a toy recommendation for her two and a half-year old son…she said that he is interested in “how things work”…..the toy listed above is just one of many from Alex Jr. toys….the … Continue reading

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The power of forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.– Mahatma Gandhi   I have posted about forgiveness before…and I think it is filed under My story…..however…during this week of Thanksgiving…when I think about all that I am … Continue reading

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Best toys for speech therapy

  The Diego rescue center is a great speech therapy toy to work on expanding expressive and receptive language development.  Use the strategies of self talk and parallel talk filed under the teach me to talk page to enhance overall … Continue reading

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How to teach the L sound

    During production of the L sound…..the velopharyngeal port is closed…..the tip of your tongue closes with slight pressure against the alveolar ridge (the bumpy spot behind top front teeth)……and there is slight opening on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Inspirational quote about life

 Your life is always working, whether you know it or not. Sometimes it works to bring you what you want, and sometimes it works to keep you from what you think you want.     Neale Donald Walsch   I think this quote … 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 the T sound

  In my past 18 years experience…I have found the T sound to be an easier one to remediate……the visual/physical cue that I use seems to work very well with the little ones…and it really helps them…..especially when T is … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Feeding

Children with Down Syndrome typically present with low muscle tone.  Children with low muscle tone may present with oral motor feeding concerns.  I have spent some time discussing Down Syndrome feeding…so please be sure to read under the Down Syndrome … Continue reading

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