Playing With Purpose: a Dollhouse

When I pack up my car to see kids for speech therapy in Austin, TX, I am always looking for the most bang for my buck. Each week, I try to pick one toy or activity that I can use with all, or almost all, of my clients. This means the toy needs to be versatile and...

The Journey of Self-Publishing a Book

I am an author. Those are four words I never thought I would utter! And yet, here we are. I am an author. I have written and self-published my first book. Becoming an author was not on my to-do list or even a blip on the radar. I don’t fancy myself a writer, so...

Toys to Promote Speech & Language Development

Children spend most of their time in play which helps them understand their environment and interact with people. Nothing beats toys that children can hold and share with others. Thinking of toys to buy for your children or the ones you work with? Check out these toys...

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...

Playing With Purpose: Mrs. Potato Head

I got started with my Playing With Purpose series almost two years ago in June 2017 with Mrs. Potato Head’s companion Mr. Potato Head. The inspiration came from a friend, who I was often giving “advice” to—do X when you’re playing with...

Playing With Purpose: Stacking Cups

My passion lies in helping families during the early intervention years. Early childhood (i.e., birth to 3-years-old) is an incredible time for brain development. In fact, learning and development are most rapid during a child’s first years. And these early years set...

Playing with Purpose Book

Learn how to purposefully and intentionally interact with your child during play and help them increase opportunities for speech and language development!

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