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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”

My PlayHome

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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15 Aug 2016

BY: trini

Inspiration / Speech Therapy

4 Ways to Keep Motivating Your Child With Speech Therapy Homework

Motivating Your Kiddo’s With Their Homework – by Esther Jang

I walked into the office this morning to see Erica having a fun speech session with a little girl. It looked like she had a long blue toothbrush in her mouth and I was a little curious to know if it was. The little girl looked at me with wide eyes, wondering who I was as I unintentionally took a few minutes of attention away from her.

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12 Apr 2016

BY: trini

Orofacial Myology / Speech Therapy

Orofacial Myology FAQ’s

We get asked questions about Orofacial Myology every day. We know it’s not a household term, or even a well known speech therapy service. So what is it? Who needs it? When should it be used?

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07 Oct 2015

BY: trini

Education / Inspiration / Speech Therapy

What to do with: Play-Dough Mats!

by Kelci Santiago

Hip Hip Hooray for the month of October!

and…. pumpkins, scarecrows, hay rides, candy corn, apple picking, the changing of leaves, bats, witches, and ghosts! BOO!

While preparing for speech therapy during the month of October, I stumbled upon an amazing resource, totschooling.net.Totschool is an online website providing free printables for toddlers and young children. So big thank you Totschool for providing such creative enrichment, I now have wonderful Fall themed play-dough mats to laminate and use to target early developmental skills!

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01 Oct 2015

BY: trini

Inspiration / Speech Therapy

3 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Fun in October!

by Erika Ordonez

Its October!!!! You know what that means…. CHOCOLATES! COSTUMES! JOKES! TRICK-OR-TREATING! CANDY! MMMM……

What is unique about October? There are Halloween parties to attend, people to meet, decorations that turn your house into a haunted mansion, and Halloween candy is passed out almost every day. Whether you plan to go to Ala Moana or Kahala Mall for trick or treating or wander your neighborhood with the kids, there are so many fun activities in Hawaii that your kids can’t say they are bored for a whole month! Not to mention what fun we can accomplish at home. There are no limits to our creativity! Halloween is a fun and perfect time to work on therapy goals with our students and children.

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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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