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Promoting Language During Routines

Take Advantage of Routines

Whether it is meal time, bath time, or any other routine that you and your child participate in together, there are many options to promote speech and language.

Narrate

Talk your child through each step of the routine.
For example, if you are preparing a snack, tell him or her about it “You are in […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Articulation Disorder, Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Home Practice, Improving Speech Sounds, Social Language|Comments Off on Promoting Language During Routines

Music and Language Skills

Music is an incredibly powerful way to build language skills in your toddler. You notice that children (even those who are not yet verbal) often light up (smile, clap, dance, sway, etc.) as soon as they hear music. A few quick tips will help you capitalize on this interest and motivation to make an impact […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Home Practice, Social Language|Comments Off on Music and Language Skills

The Power of Social Stories

 

One of my favorite tools in the speech therapist arsenal is a social story. “What is a social story?” you may ask, and “Why are they so helpful?” I am here to answer those questions!

A social story is simply a story or book that is created to support a child (or group of children). Typically, […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Social Language|Comments Off on The Power of Social Stories