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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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7
Oct
2015
What to do with: Play-Dough Mats!

What to do with: Play-Dough Mats!

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on October 7, 2015 in Education Inspiration Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Kelci Santiago Hip Hip Hooray for the month of October! and…. pumpkins, scarecrows, hay rides, candy corn, apple picking, the changing of leaves, bats, witches, and ghosts! BOO! While preparing for speech therapy during the month of October, I stumbled upon an amazing resource, totschooling.net. Totschool is an online website providing free printables for […]

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16
Sep
2015
5 Practical Speech Therapy Techniques That You Can Do Now!

5 Practical Speech Therapy Techniques That You Can Do Now!

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on September 16, 2015 in Education Language School Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy I’ve had the pleasure of being able to treat children now for many many years.  (15 to be exact! Sheesh- where did my 30’s go?!?).  Over the course of time, you begin to notice trends that help, and trends that hamper a child’s progress through-out their experience in speech therapy. As […]

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1
Sep
2015
Where Did Labor Day Come From?

Where Did Labor Day Come From?

By Debra Hartley on September 1, 2015 in Education Inspiration with No Comments

by Debra Hartley If you’ve been following the Speech Solutions Hawaii blog this year, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve focused on holidays a bit this year. Every month has a major holiday with the exception of August, but we’ve found that a lot of our kiddos don’t know the meaning or origin of these holidays. […]

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25
Aug
2015
3 Super Tips for Building Your Child’s Language Skills at Home

3 Super Tips for Building Your Child’s Language Skills at Home

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on August 25, 2015 in Education School Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Kelci Santiago Sometimes mom and dad, you just need some quick tips on how to build your child’s language in the home environment. Well, here you go! Tip #1 Use self pronouns (me, my, mine). How to: While you play an activity or game with your child, model and support turn-taking. Ask your child, […]

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