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How Music Supports Early Language Acquisition

If you were a fly on the wall in my home, you would be listening to music all day long. As I clean dishes and do laundry I have spotify playing as background noise. My daughter dances along and asks for ‘more’ each time a song ends. The benefits of music go deeper than whatContinue reading “How Music Supports Early Language Acquisition”

The Story of My life

Wake up. Shower, Make breakfast. Pack lunches. Take my daughter to school. Go home, make dinner. After dinner I fold laundry, wipe down countertops, and jump on a zoom call to chat with friends. This is the story of my life… or at least, I think of it that way. From my eyes it seemsContinue reading “The Story of My life”

Lets talk about Stuttering

Welcome back, friends! I hope you are all doing well and staying warm. This week has brought more snow to central New Jersey. I didn’t think it was possible, but here we are, inches deep in another snow storm. It has snowed more this winter than I can recall over many past winters. Luckily (orContinue reading “Lets talk about Stuttering”

Early Intervention – Where to Start

Every child develops at a different pace. Some children seemingly speak from the moment they are born, others are late talkers. When you realize your child is behind, where do you go for help?  Each state has a system to provide help to children between the ages of 0-3 who are developmentally delayed. When yourContinue reading “Early Intervention – Where to Start”

What Sled Riding Taught Me about Repetition, + The Free Parent Friendly Resource Guide is Here!

Happy New Year! This weekend my family had the opportunity to sneak away to a cozy cabin. With snow dusted trees, a crackling fire, and time with family, it was the definition of picturesque. We spent some time exploring nature and even tried to take my daughter sledding for the first time. It went…it wentContinue reading “What Sled Riding Taught Me about Repetition, + The Free Parent Friendly Resource Guide is Here!”

Big Plans Ahead! The Gift that Will Keep on Giving

Wow, Mommas!! Christmas has come and gone, and the new year is only a few days away. I hope everyone had a lovely time celebrating with friends and family. We had a lovely Christmas over here in New Jersey, even though it rained most of the day. My daughter was old enough this year toContinue reading “Big Plans Ahead! The Gift that Will Keep on Giving”

Cooking Up Good Speech

As the holidays draw near, I find myself spending more and more time in the kitchen. And with restrictions still in place limiting indoor dining, I’ve been busy cooking now more than ever before! With Christmas comes cookies, cookies….. and more cookies. Yum! This year I have a very mobile and curious 18 month oldContinue reading “Cooking Up Good Speech”

Enhance Reading Time, + A GIVEAWAY!

 Last week, I talked about the connection between reading and a child’s speech and language development. If you missed that post, read it here. I wanted to follow that up with some real life examples of how I incorporate speech and language activities into her reading time. One of her favorite books is “Ten LittleContinue reading “Enhance Reading Time, + A GIVEAWAY!”

Speech Milestones- The First 5 Years

As a Speech Therapist, I’m rehearsed in the early milestones babies and toddlers should be meeting. I have studied what typical childhood development looks like. But, when I became a mom, I dwelled on each little thing – and worried each month as my daughter got older. Is she on target? Is this normal? Shouldn’tContinue reading “Speech Milestones- The First 5 Years”