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11
Jul
2017
The benefits of baby signs

The benefits of baby signs

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on July 11, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

If  you’ve had a chance to read our July newsletter, we talked about the benefits of teaching your baby “baby signs”! What are “baby signs”? Baby signs are simple sign language gestures that your baby can use when expressing their needs and wants. Common starter signs: MILK EAT Using baby signs has been shown to […]

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6
Jun
2017
5 tips for eliciting the /s/ sound

5 tips for eliciting the /s/ sound

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on June 6, 2017 in Blogs Education Language School Speech Therapy Therapists Uncategorized with No Comments

Is your kiddo having a difficult time making the /s/ sound? Here’s some tricks on how to elicit the sound correctly: First: Place a tongue depressor on the alveolar ridge (the bumpy spot behind your teeth) so that your kiddo can become familiar with where their tongue needs to be. Second: Have them make the […]

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5
May
2017
Let’s talk social skills

Let’s talk social skills

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on May 5, 2017 in Blogs Education Language Speech Therapy Therapists with No Comments

Let’s talk about social skills! Social skills are a huge part of language development! But learning them does not always come easy, especially for our kiddos with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They tend to have a difficult time with social skills and it can be a task trying to incorporate them into their therapeutic routine. We have […]

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15
Apr
2017
3 tips for eliciting the /r/ sound

3 tips for eliciting the /r/ sound

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 15, 2017 in Blogs Education Language School Speech Therapy Therapists Uncategorized with No Comments

Aloha from everyone here at Speech Solutions Hawaii! We know the /r/ sound is any SLP’s dreaded goal in therapy!  It’s hard to elicit and not to mention it isn’t a visual sound. But we are here to tell you that targeting the /r/ does not have to be a headache and can actually be very fun to […]

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21
Mar
2017
App review of “My PlayHome”

App review of “My PlayHome”

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on March 21, 2017 in Blogs Education Language School Speech Therapy Therapists with No Comments

My PlayHome As much as we try to avoid using iPad’s in therapy it is inevitable in this day in age. We have done some research to find the best apps to use for speech development. Here is one of our favorites! My PlayHome is not a speech therapy designed application; however, it can be […]

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27
Feb
2017
Bring Literacy into Speech Therapy!

Bring Literacy into Speech Therapy!

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on February 27, 2017 in Blogs Education Language Speech Therapy with No Comments

    Want to bring Literacy into your speech and language activities?!?  One great way target articulation and language goals is by picking a favorite book. The options for targeting goals are endless. One of my personal favorites is Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash. If you aren’t familiar with this one, it’s a very […]

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28
Oct
2016
What You Need to Know About an Au Pair

What You Need to Know About an Au Pair

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on October 28, 2016 in Education with No Comments

by Misti Bushmire au pair :: noun \ˈō-ˈper\ If you’ve ever read early 20th century literature or any Agatha Christie mysteries I’m sure you remember how many families had an au pair as part of their family – but never as the criminal!  It’s not a concept that is well known in the United States but au […]

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25
Sep
2016
How To Build A Craft Kit

How To Build A Craft Kit

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on September 25, 2016 in Crafty Time Inspiration with No Comments

by Misti Bushmire Encouraging creativity in our kids is as simple as getting them involved in a craft! Not only does this fuel their imagination, but doing crafts and incorporate speech goals, sensory play and fine motor skills. But for the “adult” it can feel overwhelming when you see that amazing idea on Pinterest and then the […]

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15
Sep
2016
Reasons To Do Crafts With Kids

Reasons To Do Crafts With Kids

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on September 15, 2016 in Crafty Time Inspiration with No Comments

by Misti Bushmire Have you ever wanted to do crafts with your kids, to help them learn to explore their creativity?  Have you ever wondered where on Earth to start?!  Some people grew up in a home where making things was as common as breathing and some did not.  The great news is that it […]

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15
Aug
2016
4 Ways to Keep Motivating Your Child With Speech Therapy Homework

4 Ways to Keep Motivating Your Child With Speech Therapy Homework

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on August 15, 2016 in Inspiration Speech Therapy with No Comments

Motivating Your Kiddo’s With Their Homework – by Esther Jang I walked into the office this morning to see Erica having a fun speech session with a little girl. It looked like she had a long blue toothbrush in her mouth and I was a little curious to know if it was. The little girl […]

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