Blogs / Education / Language / 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.
Education / Language / School / Speech Therapy
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.
Inspiration / Speech Therapy
Is it just me, or does it seem as if every holiday becomes a reason for a full-blown sugar extravaganza? This year, we are thinking outside of the “egg” (pun intended) and bringing some creativity to your kids, instead of sugar. After all, they’re sweet enough! Some of these ideas are also great adventures for the siblings of our special needs kids. Let’s get the whole family involved! As speech therapists, you know we are always looking for ways to incorporate learning into fun outlets that our families can participate in together.
Orofacial Myology / Speech Therapy
By Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy, MS CCC- SLP, COM
Does your child breathe with his/her mouth open? Not everyone breathes properly. Recent research indicates that the way your child breathes can have a great impact on his or her future health and physical appearance. As an orofacial myologist, one of the first things we look for is how your child is breathing.
Summer is approaching, and for us here in Hawaii we feel it’s already here! The sun is out, and it’s HOT! Nothing will beat a refreshing swim, splash around the pool, or out-back play with the hose. We have beach days, BBQ’s , family fun events, late nights playing. But on top of all this fun, life can get a little messy. Feeling frustrated with the toys all over the floor in the living room, the kids room, oh and the bathroom play toys? The clothes from yesterdays beach day are still sprawled out all over. Did I just step on that leftover gummy snack I gave the kids this afternoon? Now that your regular schedule with school is coming to an end, this may look like a familiar dilemma and a headache!