Expressive Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion, Uncategorized

Communication Fun…From a Target Run!

Hello, everyone! Before I begin, I would like to personally thank Tina Rocco of The Speech in Motion Blog for the opportunity to guest blog.  I am so grateful for this opportunity to share about “communication fun” using inexpensive items such as those found at the Target Dollar Spot!   I don’t know about you…but I love finding inexpensive items…

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Articulation and Phonology, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion, The Hippotherapy Team

Speech Language Pathology and Hippotherapy

Why might speech language pathology professionals use hippotherapy? Speech treatment may incorporate Hippotherapy into a client’s treatment plan for a variety of reasons.  According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat 5 main areas in children and adults. These areas are: Speech difficulties occur when a person is unable to…

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Articulation and Phonology, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy

Our Favorite Fall Activities at Speech in Motion

Who doesn’t love Fall?  There are so many fun activities and toys that are Fall themed.  We wanted to share a few of our favorites that we have been using with our clients this Fall to help them work on speech and language skills in the clinic and at the farm! Apple and Pumpkin Picking Fun- We found these great…

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Articulation and Phonology, Auditory Processing Disorders, Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Home Practice Ideas for Speech and Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development

5 Super-Cool Speech and Language Activities to Get You Through a Hot Summer!

Hot weather can make it difficult to find things to do to keep children both busy and cool during the summer months.  Here are 5 activities that can be used to both entertain and cool off your little ones as well as help them practice speech and language skills.  These activities are so much fun that your little one won’t…

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Articulation and Phonology, Auditory Processing Disorders, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Hippotherapy, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, PROMPT Therapy, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Why a Long Island Speech Therapist Incorporates Movement and Sensory Activities into Speech Therapy Sessions

Many complex processes contribute to a child’s ability to speak, including motor learning, motor planning, sensory processing and sensory integration.  The production of a single syllable requires the participation of 8-10 body parts and the coordinated action of 70 muscles. Because speech is a complex motor task involving so many different muscles and body parts, it is important the entire…

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Articulation and Phonology, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Creating Speech and Language Opportunities in Hippotherapy: St. Patrick’s Day Theme

This blog post is following a day of fun and exciting speech and language therapy sessions at the barn, incorporating hippotherapy.  The leprechauns were at the farm bright and early to create some fun speech and language activities for our patients on St. Patrick’s Day!  Boy did these activities get our clients talking! Creating a hunt for shamrocks and sensory…

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Articulation and Phonology, Expressive Language, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development

What is a Speech and Language Screening?

Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age.  Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an important part of well-child health care. Often at a Speech and Language Screening the following abilities are assessed: Receptive Language…

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Articulation and Phonology, Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Home Practice Ideas for Speech and Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy

Valentine’s Day Speech and Language Home Practice Ideas

Every February 14,  men, women and children across the United States and around the world, exchange valentines, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine as an expression of friendship and love.  The holiday is often decorated with pink, red and purple hearts. We hope that you will enjoy these Valentine’s Day activities with a speech and…

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Equine Assisted Therapy, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Pragmatic Language Deficits

Hippotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Virtually any goal that a Speech Therapist works on in a clinic setting can also be addressed using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.  Addressing these goals on the moving horse often enhances the results.  Here…

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Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Home Practice Ideas for Speech and Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Groundhog’s Day Speech and Language Activities

Each year, on February 2nd, people in the United States and Canada celebrate Groundhog’s day.  According to folklore, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end.  If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its…

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