The Language of Cooking

Cooking and language go together. What’s nice is that you need to stop and think. You exercise your brain and create a sequence of steps-carry then out and create like a chemist!

In or Out of a School Building??

Controversy surrounds how or if unvaccinated children should return to school. Before you decide consider the pros and cons…

Teach by Doing!

Teachable moments are within the daily routines that we share with others. In an age of uncertainty and possibly extended social distancing you can “teach by doing” Here’s how…

Pandemic Language

We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants are born regardless of what you speak. It’s fascinating to watch the “blob” that is born and the “person” that develops, especially in very early years. A reduction inContinue reading “Pandemic Language”

Therapy Insights and COVID19

This blog post is short and sweet. I need your thoughts: How has the pandemic impacted your child’s development of language? Please share in the comments section below We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants areContinue reading “Therapy Insights and COVID19”

The 5K Step Rule!

Schools are closed and there is still a pandemic brewing in our midst. Some remain unvaccinated and the question of what will come next has arrived. Technology will most likely be on the minds of students who now have more free time and ideas for developing routines and rules around it abound. However, I haveContinue reading “The 5K Step Rule!”

COVID19 and ASD

We have all been preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic, but how can we not be. Good news is that this year, one since this post was originally written, we have a vaccine! I’ve re-written it with reflection in mind and the fact that there is concern. April is also Autism Awareness month and April 2ndContinue reading “COVID19 and ASD”

Back to School???

In a matter of speaking … yes! Wow!!!   Blended learning students in grades 9-12 return to buildings beginning 03/22 (at least in NYC). Speech-language pathologists help others with organizational skills so in that spirit here are some reminders Get back into that routine now! Resume the routine bedtime, preparing lunch the night before, laying outContinue reading “Back to School???”

Do We Hear??

World Hearing Day was March 3rd and I wonder-do we really hear each other??? Well… as a speech language pathologist this topic is near and dear to me. In fact, it is an occupational hazard… Pragmatics refers to the way in which people use language within social situations. Consider that you may use language to greet others, inform peopleContinue reading “Do We Hear??”

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