Monthly Archives: October 2012

Favorite Speech Games for Pre-Schoolers!

      I just bought this last week from Amazon of course: www.amazon.com and had the opportunity to use it with Taylor.   And wanted to post about what a great speech and language game it is….prior to buying Elefun….I … Continue reading

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How to improve your child’s desire to be social and pragmatic language

~RAINBOW MAGIC SAUCE~ (a truly embedded speech therapy session) This post goes out to my beautiful daughter Katie Lila….and also to a little girl I work with…thank you to her mama for allowing me to post her name here: Taylor.  … Continue reading

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The labels that just do not make sense to me…

~CAPABILITIES AND CHALLENGES~ I was talking with a mama yesterday…..we have talked before about our dis-like (the dis part of the word meaning that we DO NOT LIKE)…specific to the words: dis-abilities, dis-abled, even differently-abled (for me differently-abled means that you are different … Continue reading

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How to teach straw #2 in the straw drinking hierarchy

How to teach straw #2 in the straw drinking hierarchy: The information below was obtained from Talk Tools.  I took their one hour seminar class.       I have written about using the straws for children presenting with Down … Continue reading

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The importance of the pre-feeding exercises in children with Down Syndrome

Look how beautiful…and wonderful…Lila has worked hard on all of her pre-feeding exercises…her mama too! So proud of them…and thanks for sharing and allowing me to share!   This picture is so important…because it shows Lila’s tongue retraction….Go Lila!….be sure to … Continue reading

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The four levels of the chewing hierarchy in children with Down Syndrome

I do not think that I have ever posted all four of the chewing hierarchy levels together…pretty sure that I posted about them individually….so wanted to repost them, as seen below.  Please remember the importance in following the chewing hierarchy … Continue reading

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The Speech Mama Contest: #2!

My last contest was such a success…so….I decided to run another one in the month of October….I will have Bella (thank you Bella!) pick out the winner on Wednesday October 31st, 2012-Halloween!…and the winner of the contest will receive a free … Continue reading

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How to improve your child’s pragmatic language and functional language.

  Thank you again to my four children for demonstrating the use of my parachute..I bought this one on Amazon…and it is one of my favorite activities to do during speech and language therapy. So for today’s post….I want to … Continue reading

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