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Playing With Purpose: Everyday Items

When I started this series, Playing With Purpose, my goal was to help parents, caregivers, educators, fellow SLPs, etc. make simple tweaks to their play interactions with children to expand speech and language skills. I have written about some of my favorite toys like...

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Pacifier Use: an SLP Perspective

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist treating the birth to three population the topic of pacifier use comes up often. In fact, it is a question I ask parents during the case history interview in an evaluation. I also ask about thumb sucking and prolonged bottle...

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Pacifiers, Vocalizing, and Development

  This week I am excited to welcome Eliza Parker, Infant Development Specialist, as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. She is the owner of Conscious Baby in Austin, TX. Eliza respects babies as whole people who enter the world knowing how to communicate,...

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Playing With Purpose: Summer Break

Summer break is quickly approaching. That means time for fun in the sun, family vacations, and plenty of Playing With Purpose! Perhaps your child receives speech therapy during the school year and you are looking for support to maintain their skills. Or maybe you want...

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Celebration of the First Year

  As I reflect on this first year of Tandem Speech Therapy, I still remember very clearly one of the first kids I worked with at my first speech therapy job post-grad school. Ana* made significant progress rather quickly, moving from a near-incomprehensible string of...

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Review: Blast Off Board

Sometimes, motivating our clients and children can be a challenge. So I am always looking for new toys and tools to use that will keep kids engaged while we are working toward their speech goals. Through the magic of the internet, I was introduced to the Blast Off...

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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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Meet Emily

 

Emily Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP pediatric speech therapy Austin

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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