Category Archives: Pragmatic Language and Social Skills

5 Super-Cool Speech and Language Activities to Get You Through a Hot Summer!

Hot weather can make it difficult to find things to do to keep children both busy and cool during the summer months.  Here are 5 activities that can be used to both entertain and cool off your little ones as … Continue reading

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Why a Long Island Speech Therapist Incorporates Movement and Sensory Activities into Speech Therapy Sessions

Many complex processes contribute to a child’s ability to speak, including motor learning, motor planning, sensory processing and sensory integration.  The production of a single syllable requires the participation of 8-10 body parts and the coordinated action of 70 muscles. … Continue reading

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Creating Speech and Language Opportunities in Hippotherapy: St. Patrick’s Day Theme

This blog post is following a day of fun and exciting hippotherapy sessions.  The leprechauns were at the farm bright and early to create some fun speech and language activities for our patients on St. Patrick’s Day!  Boy did these … Continue reading

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What is a Speech and Language Screening?

Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age.  Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Speech and Language Home Practice Ideas

Every February 14,  men, women and children across the United States and around the world, exchange valentines, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine as an expression of friendship and love.  The holiday is often decorated … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Pragmatic Language Deficits

Hippotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Virtually any goal that a Speech Therapist works on in a clinic setting can also … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day Speech and Language Activities

Each year, on February 2nd, people in the United States and Canada celebrate Groundhog’s day.  According to folklore, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy

Speech and language development is not just about what occurs in the mouth.   Organization and integration of the sensory systems and core strength, trunk control and breath support are important parts of speech and language development.  The ability to register … Continue reading

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Fun Winter Speech & Language Activities for Kids to do at Home

Speech and Language home practice does not have to seem like a chore!  Try these free or almost free fun ideas for winter speech and language home practice.  Your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize … Continue reading

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