Speech Therapy

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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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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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The Importance of Routines in Early Intervention- Guest Blog Post [Part 1]

Today I’m excited to share the first post in a 2-part guest blog post series from Rebecca at @Connect.Explore.Enrich all about the importance of daily routines when working in Early Intervention. Now, over to Rebecca… Routines play a key role in a child’s development As an Early Intervention Specialist, I spend most of my days …

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What are the Benefits of Baby Signing?- Guest Blog Post

As Speech and Language Therapists in Early Intervention, we know that introducing signing can have a positive impact on children’s communication skills. But some parents/caregivers may be reluctant to introduce baby signs with their child due to concerns about it stopping them talking. Today I’m sharing a guest blog post by Laura Black, a paediatric …

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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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15 Food Themed Books to use in Speech Therapy

Books are a fantastic way to introduce and model vocabulary in your Speech Therapy sessions and at home. These 15 food themed books are a great addition to your food themed Speech Therapy sessions in early intervention and preschool. My favourite food themed books for Speech Therapy I’ve gathered together a list of my favourite …

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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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3 Reasons to Remove the Batteries from Battery-Operated Toys

As Speech and Language Therapists we tend to consider ourselves as quite the toy connoisseurs. We can often have strong opinions about toys and which are the best toys to encourage language skills. Open-ended toys vs close-ended toys, battery-operated toys vs toys with no batteries… phew- the opinions are strong. But parents & caregivers don’t …

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How to Explain Communication Milestones to Parents & Caregivers

“How many words should a 2 year old be saying?”, “When do children use their first words?”, “How can I help my child’s language skills?”.These are questions parents & caregivers often search online, and questions we are regularly asked as Speech and Language Therapists (Speech-Language Pathologists).  Part of our role as SLTs/SLPs is to support …

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