Favorite speech therapy toys

 

The children that I am seeing for speech and language therapy right now are too young for this game….however….I did want to tell you that I LOVE Hedbanz.  It is great for working on answering and asking WH questions.  The cartoon pictures on the headband are separated in three categories: animal, food or man-made object.  So not only does it address WH questions.  It also is great for working on categories. 

When I work with older children…specifically the girl, Lauren, that I have dedicated one of my pages to….we work on the ability to indicate the category the object belongs in….so if Lauren and I were working together…and I gave her the word: BANANA….I would want her to be able to tell me the category and at least two attributes (characteristics)….so it would look something like this:

A banana is a fruit….it is yellow and you peel the skin.

Hedbanz really helps children with answering and answering WH questions…and also helps children to categorize objects….and also teaches them to use describing words (attributes) about the objects.

Have fun this is a great toy!

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Kim

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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