Stick People Story Telling

I’m happy to bring you a guest post from a great Occupational Therapist, Cindy, who blogs at Your Kids OT. Today, she is going to share an adorable & simple...more

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Puppets, Crafts & Storytelling {Virtual Book Club for Kids}

Welcome to the first installment of the Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015! I am SO EXCITED to bring you all some great SIMPLE book extension activities that can be used to build speech & language skills in young children. This month, our spotlight Author is one of my favorites: Mo Willems ....more

Use Books to Build Language with our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015

Hands down, one of the best things you can do for your child’s language development aside from talking to your children often is to READ. Read often. Read, read, READ! ...more


I need to begin this post by thanking you all SO much for all the emails I received in response to my last post several weeks ago. I shared that our family experienced a great loss in June and the outpouring of love, prayers and general well wishes I received in my in box the weeks after have been so appreciated. I don’t even have words to express how thankful I am for all of you ....more

Life is Hard, Beautiful, and Painful

Sometimes, life is hard. Sometimes, it is beautiful. Sometimes, it is painful ....more

Toddler’s Speech & Language Development: What to Expect

I get a lot of questions about toddler speech & language development to my email inbox each week. Concerned parents are wondering: What’s “normal?” There is a VERY WIDE range of “normal” or “typical” when it comes to the development of speech & language in the toddler years (which I refer to as approx 18 months to 3 years). Here are some GENERAL guidelines based on the research on “typical” speech & language development in toddlers....more

Favorite Summer Toy for Early Speech & Language Development: The Water Table {Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!}

I am THRILLED to be partnering up with some fantastic therapy bloggers this week to bring you valuable recommendations and information AND provide you a chance to WIN a gift card to Amazon so you can purchase a new summer toy for the child(ren) in YOUR life! Here’s how it works: Each of the participating bloggers, who are physical therapists, occupational therapists or speech-language pathologists, will be sharing the developmental benefits of...more

I’m Ready!™ How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success {Review, Giveaway, & a FREEBIE!}

Recently I shared some information about the relationship between early language skills and literacy skills development in young children. The research is very clear: children with strong early language skills tend to have higher literacy skills later on. Specifically researchers Hart & Risley...more

Happy to be an SLP Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Happy to be an SLP Blog HOP! A bunch of awesome SLP bloggers have joined together to share some fun speech pathology FACTS for you all in honor of Better Hearing & Speech Month…with an opportunity to win some FAB prizes including a...more

Thank You! Each & Every One of You! {Fundraising Update}

Five weeks ago I posted about our Walk to CURE Arthritis SLP Bundle fundraiser. Unbelievably, in just TEN days, you all helped us to raise $2500! And then just ...more