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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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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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12
Apr
2016
Orofacial Myology FAQ’s

Orofacial Myology FAQ’s

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 12, 2016 in Orofacial Myology Speech Therapy with No Comments

We get asked questions about Orofacial Myology every day. We know it’s not a household term, or even a well known speech therapy service. So what is it? Who needs it? When should it be used? What is Orofacial Myology and how does this differ from my dental or orthodontic treatment? Orofacial myology is a […]

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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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1
Oct
2015
3 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Fun in October!

3 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Fun in October!

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on October 1, 2015 in Inspiration Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Erika Ordonez Its October!!!! You know what that means…. CHOCOLATES! COSTUMES! JOKES! TRICK-OR-TREATING! CANDY! MMMM…… What is unique about October? There are Halloween parties to attend, people to meet, decorations that turn your house into a haunted mansion, and Halloween candy is passed out almost every day. Whether you plan to go to Ala […]

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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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