Fine Motor Skills in Speech Therapy

WHAT EXACTLY ARE “FINE MOTOR SKILLS” AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscles in the fingers, hands, and forearms. Children need to develop strong fine motor muscles in order to complete important tasks such as holding scissors to cut, gripping a pencil to write, or buttoning/zipping their clothes […]

HOW TO USE STORY STONES IN SPEECH THERAPY

  I’ve started to see “story stones” pop up on Pinterest and have been very intrigued by them! The curse blessing of being a pediatric speech language pathologist is that my brain is constantly thinking … “Could I use this in speech therapy?!” I finally decided to search around Etsy and found a seller that had […]

Easy Christmas Craft For Language Development

I’ve been crafting for years in my speech therapy sessions. I am a huge believer in creating natural opportunities for speech and language development. Of course, creating something together is a perfect activity for that! What’s even better is that my daughter is finally at the age where she really loves to sit at the […]

How To Work On Speech and Language Skills At The Zoo!

A small (and probably brief) cold front came through Houston today so we threw the wagon and the toddler in the car and headed to the zoo! The zoo is full of so many opportunities to increase speech and language development. Disclaimer: I will already start by saying that I think any parent taking a […]

5 Fun Speech & Language Activities: “Spider Rings”

Whenever I am walking through the “dollar section” at stores my mind starts ticking away. I can’t help but think about at all of the different activities that can be done to promote speech and language development. The endless creative brainstorming is probably one of my favorite things about being a pediatric speech pathologist! I […]