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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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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””

29 Jun 2016

BY: trini

Crafty Time / Inspiration / School

School’s Out! Now what…?!

by Misti Bushmire

School’s Out! Do you remember the beginning of summer when school just let out and the long, lazy days stretched out in front of you endlessly just waiting to be filled with fun?  I know I do but somehow as a mom it never looks quite the same…

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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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25 Aug 2015

BY: trini

Education / School / Speech Therapy

3 Super Tips for Building Your Child’s Language Skills at Home

by Kelci Santiago

Sometimes mom and dad, you just need some quick tips on how to build your child’s language in the home environment. Well, here you go!

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05 Aug 2015

BY: DebraHartley

Education / Inspiration / School / Speech Therapy

Tips for an Organized School Year

by Debra Hartley

Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the end of one school year and here we are, already starting another and trying to get everyone back into the swing of things. By now, you & your kids have probably adjusted your sleep and eating to fit back into the school routines. And, more noticeably, the calendars are filling fast with after school activities, family time, sports, hobbies, and hopefully some free time in there somewhere…or maybe not.

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08 Jul 2015

BY: trini

Education / School

How to Manage Challenging Behaviors

by Erika Ordonez

We all have had a child who has struggled with their behavior and we know it is not easy to handle! Most children have different struggles (emotionally, physically and mentally). Sometimes they don’t know how their little bodies get so worked up or how to calm themselves down.  I have incorporated notes from previous lectures and my personal experiences to help us learn how to manage challenging behaviors.

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13 May 2015

BY: DebraHartley

Inspiration / School

May & Memorial Day with the Kids

by Debra Hartley

The school year is coming to a close. This statement either strikes joy or terror into the heart of the reader. Joy if you are a kid and terror for mom – how to keep them occupied, happy & build memories this summer?

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19 Aug 2014

BY: trini

Inspiration / School / Speech Therapy

How to help your child organize their thoughts to drive answers other than “I dunno”.

How to help your child organize their thoughts to drive answers other than “I dunno”

by Trini Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM

How many times have you asked your child, “What did you learn today honey”?  Just to be followed by a “7-mile-stare”, with a less than enthusiastic “I DUNNO” shoulder shrug.

Never-fear you go-getter-parent, there are answers

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