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Three year old Milestone

Three-Year-Old Milestones

One, two, THREE! To continue with our “Part Two” speech and language milestone series, we’d love to highlight a few ways to support your three-year-old’s speech and language development. 1. Intelligibility A 3-year-old should be approximately 75% intelligible to an unfamiliar listener. This means that you can understand about 75% of what your child says. This can be difficult for parents

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Making masks fun

Making Masks Fun for Kids!

As we move into Phase Three, it’s important that we find ways to encourage children to wear a mask and to make wearing masks comfortable and fun! It is likely that if our children do resume any sort of normal activities, masks will be required. Here are some ways to get your children on board with wearing a mask: 1.

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Teletherapy Works!

When the Shelter-In-Place order was announced on March 20th, my stomach dropped. As a mom and a speech therapist, a dozen questions raced through my mind and I felt just about every emotion. I repeatedly asked myself, “How could this be happening?” and every morning, I woke up hoping it was just a bad dream. Unfortunately, I had to quickly

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Spring is Here

One of my biggest challenges during quarantine is being stuck inside with a toddler who has TONS of energy. Well good news…spring is here and it’s finally getting (and staying) warmer! I wanted to share a few of our favorite outdoor activities that are sure to boost language development.  Scavenger hunts: While there are so many free scavenger hunt worksheets

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Teletherapy

Developing Social Language While Social Distancing

While we may not be able to socialize in person, you can continue to help your children develop social language skills at home. Here are some easy ways to get started!  FaceTime or other video conferencing calls: Schedule calls with family members and friends! Encourage your child to ask questions to find out information from the other person. Be sure

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Using Household Items

Using Household Items to Promote Language Development

If you have been home as long as me, I am sure you are trying to figure out new ways to keep your kiddos engaged and happy at home! Many of my friends panicked and starting order a bunch of toys, games and books, but I bet you have a TON of items around your house that you can use

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Bubbles

National Bubble Week

Bubbles! Did you know that National Bubble Week begins March 15th? I am so excited as I love to use bubbles in therapy, and it’s so easy for parents to use bubbles at home to support language development. Added bonus…bubbles are easy to find and cost-effective. You can even make your own bubbles! Here are some skills that you can

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The Big ONE!

In this month’s “Part Two,” we are sharing ways to promote speech and language milestones for one-year-olds! One of the biggest milestones for one-year-olds is their first word, but there are other skills we hope to see develop around the 12-month mark as well. For one-year-old milestones, please visit our blog, “Speech and Language Milestones: What to Expect from Your

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Smileys

Providing Visual Support with Pacing Boards

Providing Visual Support with Pacing Boards All speech-language pathologists have their own “toolbox” of materials and tricks that better support, motivate, and engage their clients. Visual supports are a particular favorite tool. From visual schedules to simple yes/no picture cards, children with speech and language disorders benefit from these visual images when communicating. One of our favorite types of visual

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Loving Child

Pronoun Acquisition

Pronoun Acquisition My child says “me” instead of “I”…how long is this considered age-appropriate? Children typically acquire pronouns in the following order: •Between 12-26 months of age, children will use the pronouns I (to refer the themselves) and it. •Between 27-30 months, children will acquire the pronouns my, me, mine, and you. •Between 31-34 months, children will use your, she,

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