Category: Speech and Language Skills

Family Game Night: What’s in Ned’s Head?

By:  Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP &  Kalynn Smalley, MS, CCC-SLP We bought this game at The Sensory Shop in November and it’s been a huge hit at our clinic.  Next time you’re looking for a game to play on Family

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys 2015

The holidays are here!  As pediatric therapists, we are often asked about toys.  We want toys that are fun, functional and work on a variety of developmental skills.  Here is a great checklist created by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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Kool-Aid Playdough

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What Parents Need to Know about Stuttering

by:  Mallory Bruce, M.S., CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist What is Stuttering?   “Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions, or “dysfluencies,” in a person’s speech” (National Stuttering Association). What makes stuttering so unique is that there is no known cause for stuttering

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Playtime Connections: Balls, Blocks and Bugs – A Fun Way to Target Language Skills

Balls, blocks and bugs are three toys most children love.  When you combine the three, they can be so much fun! Here are a few skills you can target: Language Stimulation:  You can target so many language skills with each

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Playtime Connections: Scoop and Pour

Sometimes the simplest toys can be the best.  This week, several of my little friends have enjoyed playing with a little container of dry kidney beans, dump trucks and cars.  There are so many goals we can target with this

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How To Create a Sensory Garden

By: Carly Harrison, University of Memphis Student Intern   With the sun shining brighter and flowers starting to bloom, it is exciting to see spring approaching after a long and icy winter. Spring is the season of colors and fun

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5 Skills Targeted with Bean Bags

Bean bags are great toys for kids of all ages.  There are several different ways you can play with them to work on a variety of different skills.  Here are 5 different skills you can work on while playing with

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5 Ideas for Indoor Creative Play

By: Kalynn Smalley, MS, CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Looking for ideas to keep your little ones entertained while the snow and ice keep you indoors? Allow your creative juices to flow with these 5 ideas for inventing play scenarios with everyday

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys!

We love toys.  We especially love toys that work on your child’s developmental skills.  This year, the therapy team from Brightsong went shopping at The Sensory Shop in Southaven, Mississippi.  They have some fabulous toys that are great for all

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