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06 Jun 2017

BY: trini

Blogs / Education / Language / School / Speech Therapy / Therapists / Uncategorized

5 tips for eliciting the /s/ sound

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Is your kiddo having a difficult time making the /s/ sound?
Here’s some tricks on how to elicit the sound correctly:
First: Place a tongue depressor on the alveolar ridge (the bumpy spot behind your teeth) so that your kiddo can become familiar with where their tongue needs to be.
Second: Have them make the /t/ sound. The /s/ and the /t/ are made by placing the tongue in the exact same place!

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05 May 2017

BY: trini

Blogs / Education / Language / Speech Therapy / Therapists

Let’s talk social skills

Let’s talk about social skills!
Social skills are a huge part of language development!

But learning them does not always come easy, especially for our kiddos with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They tend to have a difficult time with social skills and it can be a task trying to incorporate them into their therapeutic routine. Read More “Let’s talk social skills”

15 Apr 2017

BY: trini

Blogs / Education / Language / School / Speech Therapy / Therapists / Uncategorized

3 tips for eliciting the /r/ sound

Aloha from everyone here at Speech Solutions Hawaii!

We know the /r/ sound is any SLP’s dreaded goal in therapy!  It’s hard to elicit and not to mention it isn’t a visual sound. But we are here to tell you that targeting the /r/ does not have to be a headache and can actually be very fun to teach! Read More “3 tips for eliciting the /r/ sound”

21 Mar 2017

BY: trini

Blogs / Education / Language / School / Speech Therapy / Therapists

App Review of “My PlayHome”

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As much as we try to avoid using iPad’s in therapy it is inevitable in this day in age. We have done some research to find the best apps to use for speech development. Here is one of our favorites! Read More “App Review of “My PlayHome””

27 Feb 2017

BY: trini

Blogs / Education / Language / Speech Therapy

Bring Literacy into Speech Therapy!

Want to bring Literacy into your speech and language activities?!?  One great way target articulation and language goals is by picking a favorite book. The options for targeting goals are endless. One of my personal favorites is Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash. If you aren’t familiar with this one, it’s a very cute and silly story about a woman who hangs up EVERYTHING; starting with her clothes, to her newspaper,  and even her dog! This read is great for targeting the /s/ and /sh/ sounds, sequencing events, and even talking about the main character in a story.

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23 Sep 2015

BY: trini

Language / Orofacial Myology / Speech Therapy

Could Difficult Behaviors be the Clue to a Surprising Discovery?

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy

I just received an interesting article in our American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) journal.  It is something that we see all too often in our office here at Speech Solutions Hawaii, so I thought it was definitely worth the “share” and to start talking about it.

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16 Sep 2015

BY: trini

Education / Language / School / Speech Therapy

5 Practical Speech Therapy Techniques That You Can Do Now!

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to treat children now for many many years.  (15 to be exact! Sheesh- where did my 30’s go?!?).  Over the course of time, you begin to notice trends that help, and trends that hamper a child’s progress through-out their experience in speech therapy.

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27 May 2015

BY: trini

Education / Language

Overcoming the Emotions of Stuttering

By Erika Ordonez

How does your child feel about stuttering?  Is he/she nervous? Embarrassed? Scared? Many emotions run through their minds and they don’t know how to cope with them, causing emotional stress that further affects their stuttering.

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19 May 2015

BY: trini

Language / Orofacial Myology / Speech Therapy

Allergies: What’s the big idea anyway?!?

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM

Cough cough sniff sniff….. oh what a relief it is.

Ok, ok, wrong jingle for wrong ailment, but it was catchy none-the-less.

So, if you’re a therapist, teacher, or mom, like me – has anybody noticed the rise in allergies these days? I don’t know if I’m aging myself here, but I remember when allergies consisted of those rare days my dad would turn on the lawn mower, and 30 minutes later come sniffling (stumbling) in the house swearing he would never be able to cut the lawn again -> EVER!!

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29 Apr 2015

BY: trini

Education / Language / Speech Therapy

How to Recognize Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS)

Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS) / 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome by Erika Ordonez

Most of us, in one form or another, have heard about Down Syndrome. It is the most common genetic disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality; however, do you know which genetic disorder comes second?

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