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....

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...

Six Steps to Bilingual Success!

As a speech-language pathologist currently working in the US, I am often asked by parents if they should only speak English, as to not confuse their child. I reassure them that research shows whichever level a child can speak and understand in one language, they can...

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...

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