Heather

I am an ASHA certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist. For the past 9 years, I have worked with clients ranging from infants to adults. I am also the wife to my amazingly wonderful husband, Mike! I currently work with early elementary aged children in a public school and do private therapy whenever I can. I started this blog as a way of sharing with parents some helpful information and strategies to use at home with their children. You are such an important part of your child's speech development. Thank you for checking out my blog - I look forward to hearing from you!

How to Use Nursery Rhymes to Help Your Child’s Language Development

Have you every wondered how to use nursery rhymes to help your child’s language development? Using nursery rhymes with your young child is a very effective way to help introduce them to the patterns of language, speech sounds, and pre-literacy skills.  Read more to see how you can use nursery rhymes to help your little …

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Light it Up Blue!!

This April, thousands across the globe are wearing blue and even “lighting” up their world with blue to show their support and to increase awareness about autism.  Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys.

Language Activities for Fall

There are so many activities to do surrounding the season of fall!  Here is an easy activity which is great for expanding sentences and teaching new vocabulary words relevant to the season!  I really like using graphic organizers for my students.  Anytime I can combine visual cues with auditory information I try to do so.

The Process of Identification: Step 2: My Child has been Screened, Now What?

I will continue to talk about the steps involved in a school based speech and language screening. This is Part 2 of the series I’ve called, “The Process of Identification.” I’m posting about screenings because it just so happens that they usually occur during this time of year. I’ve had several on my desk and I’m making my way through each one. As I call parents, I’ve found that it may be helpful to blog about what exactly happens during and after the screening process for early elementary and school-aged students.

The Process of Identification: Part 1: Speech and Language Screening

Typically, at the start of the school year, most teachers are just getting to know their new students.  By about the end of October or beginning of November, I start to get requests from teachers for some speech and language screening forms.  Teachers have now spotted those kids in their classes who are hard to …

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Sensory Friendly Films

  I absolutely love this…and I think you will too!  This is such an exciting opportunity for families nationwide who have children with Autism! All across the nation, families and children with ASD are getting to enjoy the movie going experience.  AMC is creating an ASD-friendly environment in the theater and calling it “sensory friendly films” for those kids …

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