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10 Fine Motor Skills Activities to Use in Speech Therapy

10 Fine Motor Skills Activities to Use in Speech Therapy

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

How to Use Story Stones in Speech Therapy

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 the […]

How To Increase Language Development Using Fake Snow

How To Increase Language Development Using Fake Snow

Last week, Houston was lucky enough to experience a very unusual (and very brief) day of snow! I was so excited to share this snow day experience with my daughter and let her see, touch, and even taste the snow (due to the amount of face plants she had). She has seen snowmen in all […]

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

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 Using “Spider Rings”

5 Fun Speech & Language Activities Using “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! This […]

Talking Bat Hat Language Craft!

Talking Bat Hat Language Craft!

It’s officially Halloween time in our house and my little helper is loving all of the speech and language activities that I have been bringing home! After years of preparing and creating fun activities for the kids on my caseload, I am really loving the chance to do them with my own daughter! Plus… she’s […]