Communicate and Relate

I am beyond excited to introduce the FIRST class of “Communicate and Relate”, specifically designed for parents of very young children (ages 10 months – 2 years). The class will comprise of six 60-minute virtual meetings in a group of no more than 10 parents. As a BONUS to those starting my ‘founders group’, I […]

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Get your child to play WITH you and learn language!

Make sure you don’t miss a free printable of my top 5 pattern games; you can download below! Language is learned through interaction and play!  But do you ever feel uncertain on how to play with your child?   I know I would sometimes feel lost.  Blowing bubbles and saying “ooh ahh, bubbles!” gets boring quickly. Even worse […]

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The Vending Machine

Make sure you don’t miss a free printable you can download below! Does it seem like your child goes from zero to one hundred every time they don’t immediately get what they want? You may actively be helping your child (ie- walking away from your child to get their snack from the kitchen), but your […]

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Help! My Child Is Not Talking.  Should I Be Worried?

I see many children as a Speech Therapist, and often the parents want to hear my advice.  Should they be worried?  Is there something wrong with their child? Maybe he is a late talker?  Or maybe there is something else that is impacting his ability to communicate and use language? If your child is not meeting […]

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Strive for Mindfulness over Perfection!

You may have a long list of expectations for your child! A few may include: Following instructions Sharing with others and taking turns Being Polite Parenting (or therapy for that matter!) is not programming a little person to always be perfect.  Instead, adults can teach children how to understand and enjoy expected social frameworks. 1. […]

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My Child Only Says “More” and “Go”.

Core vocabulary is essential in your child’s language development.  They learn words such as ‘mine’, ‘go’, ‘more’, ‘no’, ‘mama’, and ‘gimme’.   However, your child quickly learns that with less than 10 words, they can get everything they need!  Why should they work to learn more vocabulary? Exactly! For kids who are delayed in their speech […]

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10 Strategies for Autism

Set the environment up for success Space without distractions (TV, background noise, lots of visual clutter) LESS is MORE (Choose props such as balls, bubbles, bean bags, and parachutes instead of small toys to increase engagement) Be calm, attentive, and ready to help the child Our attitude and beliefs about the child are important! We […]

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Positive Beliefs

Do you want the secret to a good Speech Therapy Session? It all comes down to having positive beliefs! When I work with the kids on my caseload, I have developed certain beliefs that make our sessions not only fun, but incredibly educational. 1. I believe that the child is doing the best he or […]

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Teach Your Child To Talk Like You Taught Him To Walk!

How did you teach your child to walk?  You probably did a combination of: Encouraging him to pull up on the furniture and cruise Walking with him while holding his hand Standing a few feet away with your arms wide open, calling him towards you! Does this sound familiar?  What you really did was:  set […]

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