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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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23
Sep
2015
Could Difficult Behaviors be the Clue to a Surprising Discovery?

Could Difficult Behaviors be the Clue to a Surprising Discovery?

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on September 23, 2015 in Language Orofacial Myology Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy I just received an interesting article in our American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) journal.  It is something that we see all too often in our office here at Speech Solutions Hawaii, so I thought it was definitely worth the “share” and to start talking about it. All too often we […]

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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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27
May
2015
Overcoming the Emotions of Stuttering

Overcoming the Emotions of Stuttering

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on May 27, 2015 in Education Language with No Comments

By Erika Ordonez How does your child feel about stuttering?  Is he/she nervous? Embarrassed? Scared? Many emotions run through their minds and they don’t know how to cope with them, causing emotional stress that further affects their stuttering. There are some kids whose feelings don’t overshadow their speech impediment. However, the kids who are at […]

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19
May
2015
Allergies: What’s the big idea anyway?!?

Allergies: What’s the big idea anyway?!?

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on May 19, 2015 in Language Orofacial Myology Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM Cough cough sniff sniff….. oh what a relief it is.  Ok, ok, wrong jingle for wrong ailment, but it was catchy none-the-less. So, if you’re a therapist, teacher, or mom, like me – has anybody noticed the rise in allergies these days? I don’t know if I’m aging myself […]

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29
Apr
2015
How to Recognize Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS)

How to Recognize Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS)

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 29, 2015 in Education Language Speech Therapy with No Comments

Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS) / 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome by Erika Ordonez Most of us, in one form or another, have heard about Down Syndrome. It is the most common genetic disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality; however, do you know which genetic disorder comes second? Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS), also known as 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome or Digeorge […]

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