Back to School: Listening and Spoken Language Resource Round Up

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At least in my corner of the world, back to school time is here. Whether you’re the parent who is still cleaning out backpacks from last year, or you’ve had the supply list checked off for weeks, you’re doing it. And what better way to start off the year than with a round up of back to school resources for … Read More

One Way to Get Therapy Services No One Told You About


If your child needs speech and language or listening and spoken language therapy, you’ve probably been told about early intervention (sometimes called Birth to 3) or school-based services. You may have had IFSP or IEP meetings where you tried to convince your team that your child needs more services. But did you know that your child may be able to … Read More

Strategies for Creating a Rich Language Environment

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If you’re a parent, you know the feeling…the ever present question or nagging thought, “Am I doing enough?” And if you’re the parent of a child with a hearing loss, that voice can be overwhelming because there can be so much you think you should be doing. So first, let me tell you, this post is not about what you’re … Read More

Back to School: 5 Things Your Child’s Teacher Isn’t Telling You

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As the school supplies take over the seasonal corner in Target and the yellow buses draped with banners advertising great pay for drivers appear, we’re reminded (whether we like it or not), that the beginning of school is just around the corner. And as a former classroom teacher and school-based SLP, I have to tell you…there are things your classroom … Read More

Freebie Friday: August 2019 Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

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Freebie Friday! Oops, it’s Wednesday, isn’t it? I’m just too excited about this week’s Friday Freebie to wait. I’ve created a calendar for August with daily listening and spoken language ideas that I want you to have. The calendar is great for parents of kids with hearing loss, but also anyone else looking to support their child’s listening and language … Read More

What is Auditory Verbal Therapy Anyway? (Part 2 of 3)


This is part 2 in a 3 part series outlining the principles a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist* uses when working with children and families, and what those principles mean. I want to help parents understand what they can expect from therapy using auditory verbal principles. If you haven’t yet, click here to read Part 1. Guide and coach parents … Read More