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3 Engaging Activities for Teaching Early Verbs

Children with language difficulties need specific support in developing their language skills. In this post you’ll learn about 3 engaging activities for teaching verbs in your early intervention Speech Therapy sessions. Why is it important to teach verbs? As therapists, we know that verbs are a crucial part of language development.  Children’s early vocabulary is […]

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4 Engaging Ways to use the Counting Surprise Party toy by Learning Resources to Support Language Skills

This Counting Surprise Party toy by Learning Resources is hugely popular with little ones and is a great addition to your therapy sessions. So I wanted to share 4 engaging ways you can use these Counting Surprise Party presents in your therapy sessions to support early language skills. Note- This post is not sponsored by

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My Favourite Hack to use with Inset Puzzles in Early Intervention

I love using inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions. They’re perfect for little hands, and you can encourage so much language with them!  In this post I’m sharing all about the little “hack” I always use that never fails to encourage even more language when I use inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions.

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Using Popper Sensory Toys to Encourage Early Language

As soon as I saw these popper sensory toys I knew they’d be great for encouraging early language.  Tbh, I’m not sure what is it about these popper sensory toys but they are all the rage lately- they seem to be everywhere! I bought a few for my son, and he loves them too. Since

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How (and Why!) to Encourage Playfulness in Daily Routines

As Early Intervention therapists, we know there are huge benefits to coaching parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies during daily routines. But we also know that children learn through play too. So I like to encourage playfulness during daily routines, as a way to maximise on the benefits of both! Benefits of coaching

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7 Adorable Books for Early Verbs

Books are a great way to target early language, especially early verbs, at home and in your Early Intervention sessions. You can target so many different goals with books. And you can coach parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies while reading books too.   Keep reading for the 7 books I think every EISLP

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5 Goals to Target Using a Teddy Bear in Speech Therapy

I love using teddy bears in my Speech Therapy sessions. I often find them to be really motivating for little ones!  When I was a toddler I had a teddy bear that came everywhere with me. I carried it under my arm, so all the stuffing moved to its head and legs, with nothing in

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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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5 Brilliant Alternatives to Common Toys for Early Intervention

Have you ever worked with a family that doesn’t have many common toys at home? Well, rather than taking toys or having families feel like they need to buy them, try these brilliant alternatives to common toys; they’re perfect for your early intervention sessions. The problem with taking toys We know that coaching parents/caregivers to

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6 Skills You Can Target Using ‘That’s Not My’ Books

I’m a huge fan of the ‘That’s Not My’ series from Usborne Books (written by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells). They’re great books to use to support early communication skills with your little ones. Here are ideas for 6 skills you can target using ‘That’s Not My’ books in your early intervention sessions.   1-

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