5 Ways to Create a Positive Environment for Kids

This week I welcome Nozaina Khawar, M.A., CCC-SLP of Empowered Speech Therapy, a speech therapy telepractice, as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. We all know that one person who lights up a room as soon as they walk in. On the contrary, we also know a Debbie...

How to Implement Core Vocabulary in Your Therapy

Core vocabulary has been a hot topic in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) recently.  When I first began my career in 2006, I had never even heard the words core vocabulary. Nowadays, if you’re talking to someone about AAC the words core vocabulary are...

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....

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...

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