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5 Tips for Book Selection at Bedtime

  This week I am excited to welcome Alyse Eligulashvili, M. Ed. as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. She is the owner of Reading Boots in Austin, TX. Alyse is a reading expert whose mission is to educate as many parents as possible on how to elevate the...

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Playing With Purpose: Water Play

Spring has sprung here in Austin, TX which means many opportunities to play and explore outside with my clients. A favorite activity of ours is water play. I love water play for its simplicity, the ease of getting started, and the fact that it's very engaging for kids...

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Early Childhood Intervention

There are two components to the work I do as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. First, I work with children who have speech that is difficult to understand. These kids need support with the production of individual speech sounds. We work on connecting and...

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Get Started Playing With Purpose

  In January, I wrote a guest post for my colleague Jill of Honest OT in Denver, CO. I shared some quick tips to get you started Playing With Purpose. Today, I am sharing those tips plus a bonus Hanen strategy so you can engage in more purposeful play with your...

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Why Use Music to Support Early Communication

This week I am excited to welcome Ayelet Marinovich, MA, CCC-SLP as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. She is the owner of Strength in Words in the San Francisco Bay area. Ayelet specializes in promoting caregiver/baby interaction and supporting parent...

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Playing With Purpose: Farm Set

Moo. Baa. Oink. Quack. Imagine a well-loved farm set on the floor in front of your child. If you do not already have a farm set in your home or therapy toolkit, then I highly recommend getting one. My number one tip when adding a farm to your toy repertoire is to find...

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Questions to SPARK a Conversation

You pick up your child from school and ask, "How was your day?" Your child replies, "I don't know," or "I don't remember," or even "fine." You are not alone. I hear this from parents regularly, and even knowing as much as I do about speech and language skills, I have...

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PWP: Speech Sounds + Bonus Book Review

Children learn to say sounds correctly by listening and hearing the people around them speak. Speech sounds, sometimes called phonemes, are acquired and mastered at all different ages. For instance, the /p/ phoneme develops early for children, and we often hear it as...

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The Power of Play

This week I am excited to welcome Brooke Andrews, MA, CCC-SLP as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. She is the owner of The Speech Dynamic in Houston, TX. Brooke specializes in social communication, language delays and differences, and play-based learning....

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PWP Using a Ball

You can use anything around you to stimulate and boost a child's speech and language skills. Sometimes the simplest, like a ball, is the most beloved. That is the basis for Playing With Purpose. I help you look at what you have and explore how you can adapt it or...

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Meet Emily

Emily Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP is the founder of the Tandem Speech Therapy, a pediatric speech therapy practice serving the south and central Austin areas.

Meet Emily

Emily Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP is the founder of the Tandem Speech Therapy, an in-home pediatric speech therapy practice serving the south and central Austin areas.

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