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Must-Read Children’s Books Written by SLPs

One incredibly effective way to support children’s speech and language skills is through book reading. Recognising the profound impact that storytelling can have on language development, a number of Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) have taken their expertise beyond the therapy room and into the pages of children’s books. These books […]

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Three Engaging Activities for Expanding Utterances

Expanding utterances is a common goal in Speech and Language Therapy sessions, particularly with the preschool population. In this blog post, you’ll learn three fun and engaging activities for supporting young children to expand their mean length of utterance. Expanding Utterances with ‘Feed the Animal’ Activities ‘Feed the Animal’ activities are a fun and “hands

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Three Simple Language-Rich Activities for Winter

As Speech and Language Therapists, we understand the importance of supporting speech, language, and communication skills during everyday activities. Winter, with its unique seasonal traits, offers an excellent opportunity for creating engaging, language-rich experiences for children of all ages. In this post, I’m sharing three simple activities you can share with families to help them

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My Favourite Books for Symbolic Sounds

Books are a great way to target speech and language skills in Early Intervention sessions. In this post, I’m sharing ten of my favourite books for targeting symbolic sounds and exclamatory words in your Early Intervention sessions. Please note, for your convenience this post contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from

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Three things to consider if a child isn’t combining words

In this blog post, we’re focusing on three things you should consider when working with toddlers and preschoolers who have a vocabulary of over 50 words but aren’t yet combining them into phrases. This post explores three key aspects to consider in your Early Intervention sessions to help young children to begin combining words. Typical

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Supporting Early Language Skills with Fall Treasures

Autumn is my favourite season, not only because the leaves change colours and the air gets crisper, but it’s also the perfect time to support caregivers to engage in fun and seasonal activities with their little ones! In this blog post you’ll learn 5 engaging activities for supporting early language skills with fall treasures, and

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5 Tips for Reading Books with Young Children

Children’s literacy development begins in early childhood, and encouraging young children to read and play with books from an early age helps to lay positive foundations for later language and literacy skills. Here are 5 tips for reading books with young children that you can share with caregivers today. As Speech and Language Therapists, we

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6 Things I Learned from my Facebook Group for Parents- Guest Blog Post

As Speech and Language Therapists we have a lot of knowledge about many aspects of child development. But we can often take that knowledge for granted, and we aren’t always aware of what families do and don’t know when it comes to speech and language development. Here’s 6 things Kim from Activity Tailor unexpectedly learned

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Tips for Increasing Preschool Attention Spans- Guest Blog Post

This is a guest blog post from Kim Lewis, M.Ed., CCC-SLP (Aka. Activity Tailor). Kim is sharing all about her top tips for increasing preschool attention spans. Time after time, I have families come to see with a toddler/preschooler with concerns about a language delay, but additional concerns about attention. Some of these families have

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