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How to Embed Routines-Based Intervention into Parent-coaching Sessions- Guest Blog Post [Part 2]

Routines-based interventions are an effective approach to use in Early Intervention. In this blog post (part two of the guest blog post series from Rebecca at @Connect.Explore.Enrich), you’ll learn all about how to embed routines-based intervention into your parent-coaching sessions. Check out part-one of this mini-series here. Tip 1- Be clear about how routines-based intervention …

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10 of the Best Children’s Books about Emotions

Books are a fantastic way to help young children begin to explore, process, and understand their feelings and emotions. In this post you’ll learn about my 10 favourite children’s books all about emotions. These books are suitable for preschoolers and older. Emotions books recommended from our personal book collection I’ve gathered together a list of …

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3 Engaging Boom Cards for Speech Therapy and EI

Boom CardsTM are great to use in both in-person and virtual Speech Therapy sessions with children of all ages. In this blog post you’ll learn about 3 engaging Boom Cards you can use in your Speech and Language Therapy sessions today! What are Boom CardsTM? Boom Cards™ are digital task cards/activities/games that you play on …

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7 of the Best Sites for Quality, Evidence-Based Information for Early Intervention

As Speech and Language Therapists (Speech-Language Pathologists) it is crucial that we continue to develop our professional skills. But with so many sites out there, it can be hard to find the best sites for quality, evidence-based information. So, to save you a job, I’ve put together a list of 7 sites that I think …

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Engaging Activities for Encouraging Symbolic Sounds and Exclamatory Words

Symbolic sounds and exclamatory words often come before children’s first words. In this blog post, you’ll learn 8 engaging activities for encouraging symbolic sounds and exclamatory words in your early intervention sessions. What are symbolic sounds and exclamatory words? Symbolic sounds and exclamatory words are sounds/words that are short and easy to produce. Many symbolic …

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5 Awesome Books for Teaching Body Parts

Books are great, aren’t they? I love that you can target a range of different goals with books. And really love that you can coach parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies while reading books too.   In this post you’ll learn about 5 awesome books for teaching body parts vocabulary in Speech and Language …

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6 of my Favourite Early Language Strategies to Coach to Caregivers

Coaching parents and caregivers to use early language strategies that support their child’s language and communication skills is a highly effective therapy approach.  In this post you’ll learn all about 6 of my favourite early language strategies to coach to caregivers in my Early Intervention sessions. General Language Stimulation The 6 early language strategies you’ll …

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How to Make and Use “I Spy” Bottles in Speech Therapy

“I Spy” bottles are great to use in your Speech Therapy sessions, with children of all ages- from your little ones in Early Intervention and Preschool, to your older elementary aged kids.  An “I Spy” bottle is a bottle filled with rice and mini-objects and you can use it for a range of speech and …

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Why & How to use Verbal Routines in Parent-Coaching

Verbal routines are a great language facilitation strategy to introduce in your parent-coaching sessions. They can be a powerful way to support young children to communicate and participate in activities. So it is really beneficial to coach parents and caregivers in how (and why!) to use verbal routines at home. What are Verbal Routines? Verbal …

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5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Support Early Language Skills

It’s that time of year again, and pumpkins are all around us! Pumpkins are a fantastic thing to use in your therapy sessions to support and develop early language skills with your little ones! Here are 5 easy and fun ways you can use pumpkins in your Speech and Language Therapy sessions to support early language skills, …

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