How Can an SLP Help Your Child?

I have exciting news to share with you all. I am thrilled and honored to be a new monthly contributor at the Friendship Circle Blog.

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What is The Friendship Circle?

Let me tell you a little about this organization:

Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to assisting individuals with special needs, Friendship brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. Since Friendship Circle of Michigan was founded in 1994 Friendship Circle has spread to over 80 cities worldwide. To date Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 7,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers.
To learn more about Friendship Circle visit

This wonderful organization also has a fantastic blog with over 500 articles on special needs topics including: parenting, special education, products, therapy tips, videos and more. I love how the articles are written by so many different perspective: parents, special educators, therapists, advocates, and those with special needs themselves. With fresh new content almost daily, you will not want to miss this resource!

How Can an SLP help Your Child?

This month, I am over at The Friendship Circle sharing 10 Ways an SLP Can Help Your Child. SO head over there, check it out, and let me know what you think!

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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Katie – I love your blog!

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