Increasing Client Awareness and Carryover of Speech and Language Goals

Carryover Techniques

As many of you know, we recently welcomed our new son, Emory, to the world. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family and get to know my new little one, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! Today we have Jessica from Consonantly Speaking & Speechie Freebies.sharing {Read More}

Honk Honk! Speech Practice for the Car!

Crazy Speech World Car Practice

As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

How to Elicit (Teach) the K & G Sounds {Part One: Elicitation Techniques}

Mini Tootsie Pops

Welcome to the next installment of the Eliciting Sounds Series. You can check out the other posts in this series HERE. now, let’s get started on the /k/ and /g/ sounds! (There are affiliate links in this post for your convenience) MY Tips for Eliciting the K & G Sounds Here are MY tips for eliciting the /k/ and /g/ sound that I personally have found effective: Having the child lean his head back so the tongue slides back to {Read More}

Why Does My Child Say “WaWa” & “BaBa”? {And is it Normal?}

Why Does My Child Say Wawa & Baba & Is It Normal

Welcome to the first post in my new long term series “Why Does My Child___? {And is it normal?}” For more information about this series and how you can help contribute, read the intro post HERE.  I remember a couple years ago a friend of mine was talking about how she wondered why her son said “wa wa” for the word water when she herself only referred to water as, well, water. I didn’t go into the why then, but {Read More}

Phonological Delay Treatment Methods Series: A Review

Phonological Series Roundup

Last week I finished up my short series on phonological disorders. In case you missed any parts in the series, I wanted to go ahead and provide you with links to all four parts here. Simply click on the image to take you to the post!       Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Why Does My Child _______? {And is it normal?} Introducing a New Series at PWW365

Why Does My Child…

As a speech pathologist, I am asked questions by fellow parents all the time about their child’s speech and language development. Why doesn’t my child say his /r/? Why does my child say /t/ for /k/? Why does my child repeat things I say? The truth is, these questions are good questions. Why does your child do that? And….is it normal? These questions prompted me to start my new series where I will try to explain why children do the things they {Read More}

Phonological Delays: Therapy Tips & Intervention Strategies

Phonological Processes Therapy Tips and Intervention Strategies

Ok here it is..what you have all been waiting for…the fourth and final installment in my Phonological Delays mini series! Today I am going to talk about what treatment method I use, how I set up my sessions, how I do homework, how I keep data, and give you some general tips. I hope this helps some of you out. However if you haven’t yet, I recommend you check out the first three parts to this series: Part One: Phonological {Read More}

Phonological Delays: Treatment Methods

Treatment Methods for Phonological Delays

Well welcome to the third installment of my little mini series on phonological delays. If you haven’t read the first two installments, you can read them HERE (why you should not be treating them like articulation) and HERE (products and materials I recommend). Today I am going to share  some different treatment methods used to treat phonological delays. In the final installment, I’ll be sharing with you what methods I personally use and why,  how I set up my therapy sessions and {Read More}

Resources & Products I Recommend if You Treat Phonological Delays

Barbara Hodson Book

Welcome to my next installment in my short series on treating phonological delays! I was hoping to get this post up last week….but it’s just been busy around here (check out my post from Monday). Today I want to share some resources I think you should have if you treat phonological delays…that means, if you work with preschool or elementary you really should put these on your “to get” list. Next up I’ll tell you how I personally treat phonological {Read More}

Phonological Delays: Don’t Treat Them Like Articulation!

Phonological Delay Series Part One

Welcome to my short series on treating phonological delays. These posts are being written for my fellow SLPs. However if you are a parent of a child with a phonological delay you might be interested in this information, even though some of it will be in “SLP Speak.” Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section, I am happy to answer them!  Recently I posted about my confusion when my fellow SLPs ask for “activities” for treating articulation {Read More}

My Tricks to Teaching the /r/ Sound

I do love my big ol' mouth

This is a post written primarily for my fellow SLPs, however many parents may find this post interesting as well There are affiliate links to Amazon in this post for your convenience.  Oh the dreaded /r/. If you are an SLP reading this, you know what I mean. The /r/ can be SUCH a tricky sound to teach and it can take a LONG time to get a child to be able to produce it correctly. My first year working with {Read More}

Some Fun Names for Speech Sounds

My Speech Quilt

Sometimes when working with young children on the production of speech sounds, it is helpful to provide the little one’s with a fun label, or name,  for the sound(s) you are teaching. Providing a visual cue to go along with the label is also very helpful, to provide multisensory instruction. Several years ago I asked some fellow SLPs what names they used for the different speech sounds and I used some of their ideas along with my own to compile {Read More}