The Power of Interactive Books

Even as an adult, nothing delights like reading a lift-the-flap book with one of my clients. There is something about the mystery of what we may find that is particularly appealing. And, interactive books add a multisensory element that we know is beneficial for brain...

The SLP Holiday Gift Guide

A few of the most common questions I am asked this time of the year, by friends and by clients, are “do you have a holiday gift guide” or “what should we buy as a holiday present?” The parents I interact with are looking for toys, games, and...

Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving marks a big turning point in the year as we head into the holiday season. Books often allow us to expose kids to ideas and environments they may not encounter on a daily basis. That is why I love using these Thanksgiving books to support my clients in...

Social Skills Goals

There are many different areas of speech and language development we work on as SLPs. In my work, I see many children with needs in building their expressive language skills and speech sound production. But SLPs work on receptive language, social language (aka...

Joint Attention

What is joint attention? Joint attention (JA) is the sharing of an experience between a child and their communication partner. It is also called shared attention and occurs when two people focus on the same thing. Joint attention can look and sound like many things....

Where is the Bear? Tools for Teaching Prepositions

Prepositions are tricky to teach our young children. They do not fit some of the typical rules for grammar which can make it more complicated for children to understand. I was reminded of this, recently, by my mother-in-law who speaks English as a second language....