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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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Pointing Things Out

Did you know that pointing at objects or people marks a huge milestone in a child's development? It's much more than one of those cute things they do. Babies begin to point between 7 to 15 months of age. First, a baby will point using their whole hand. Then, a few...

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Review: My Little House

  I am continually amazed at the work of my speech-language pathologist colleagues. They work tirelessly to ensure a quality of life for multitudes of people with communication challenges and differences. My role and work as a pediatric SLP has taught me the...

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5 Ways to Promote Fine Motor Skills

Occupational therapists (OTs) work on fine motor skills as part of their job. This week I am excited to welcome Jill Loftus, MS, OTR/L as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. She is the owner of Honest Occupational Therapy in Denver, CO. Fine motor skills are...

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Playing With Purpose: Yoga

Earlier this week, I was on a walk with my dog through a nearby park which is also part of a school playground. It was the afternoon, and the kids were playing outside as part of their after-school program. I immediately noticed a small group of children and their...

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Learning Language Through Play

Maria Montessori once said, "Play is the work of the child." From a young age, play is your child's occupation. It is how children interact in and with their environment, discover their interests, and acquire and grow cognitive, motor, and social-emotional skills....

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PWP: Family Meal Time

You may be a bit confused looking at the title of this post. I can imagine you're thinking, "I do not want my children playing while we are engaged in family meal time." At a young age, it is vital for our young ones to have time to play with their food,...

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Playing With Purpose: Winter Break

  I was over on the Parenters blog, recently, sharing tips for play during the upcoming school break and holidays. We are quickly approaching the time of year that children love. Along with the holidays comes winter break. While a great time for family bonding, winter...

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Review: ABC’s of Active Learning

As a pediatric speech therapist, I wear many hats. One hat I sometimes wear is that of a literacy interventionist. Literacy refers to any reading or writing skills.  Children with speech and language delays often have difficulty with literacy skills as well.  Children...

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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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