5 Language-based Spring Activities

Here are my top 5 at-home Spring activities. They are easy-to-do, educational, allow for creativity, and fun! For more Spring activities, book, and speech-language idea follow me on Instagram @rachelkirsonslp! 1. Spring Vocabulary Tree A basic vocabulary activity paired with a craft is a win-win for everyone. Children are to incorporate crafting into activities,  while...
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The Tongue- & Lip-tie Guide II

Part 2: The Surgical Experience Back in January, I began a countdown to my highly anticipated day of shadowing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Scott Siegel of NYC. I was going to witness firsthand the step-by-step process of TOT revisions! My goal was to become gain more incite on the adverse effects of TOTs as...
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The Tongue- & Lip-tie Guide

Part 1: Potential Adverse Effects on Your Child’s Speech Development (and other areas) When I initially began my research for this upcoming newsletter back in December, it was merely for educational and professional purposes. Three mothers reached out expressing concerns over their child’s diagnosis of a tongue-tie. “Is it going to affect his/her speech?”, each...
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Those Little Suckers!

Pacifier Use and the Potential Effects on your Child’s Speech Development Pacifiers. Where do I even begin? As a first time mom, especially one who went back to work after 12 weeks, I can say that I’m a pacifier lover. It was my savior at 3am when I just needed a solid 5 hours of...
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Parent Seminar at Reade Street Prep Preschool

This morning, Chelsey Kotler and I had the privilege of conducting a parent seminar at Reade Street Prep Preschool. Our discussion topic was Speech and Language Development in Preschoolers. We went over Speech and Language terminology, normal speech-language development, and “red flags” to look out for as their children develop. Parents were given some “at home” ways...
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Comprehensive Assessment of Adolescents with Suspected Language and Literacy Disorders

When many of us think of such labels as “language disorder” or “learning disability”, very infrequently do adolescents (students 13-18 years of age) come to mind. Even today, much of the research in the field of pediatric speech pathology involves preschool and school-aged children under 12 years of age. The prevalence and incidence of language...
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