Timeline of Gesture Development

Gesture Development Predicts Language Milestones Types of Gestures Prelinguistic Gestures – used prior to spoken language, including deictic gestures which are used to gain adult attention (such as showing, giving pointing)Recognitory Gestures – actions carried out on an object that depict the object in terms of its function (often used …

Vowels & Sequencing Syllables

On the Farm! Something I do a lot in therapy for my kiddos with apraxia of speech is sing! One of my favorite go-to songs that everybody knows is Old McDonald Has a Farm. The reason I like this song is because it is repetitive, targets vowel sounds, and has …

It May be time for a “Digital Diet”

Recommendations For Limiting Children’s Screen Time May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Which means it’s the perfect time of year to spread awareness about communication! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Healthy Communication & Popular Technology Initiative aims to safeguard healthy communication in a technology-driven world. Although there are many benefits …

DIY Adapted Books

Do it Yourself Adapted Books See previous post here for the who, what, where, and why of Adapted Books. Ready to make your own? Keep reading! Picture Symbol Books Step 1: Decide what you want your goal to be when using the book. Are you working on increasing vocabulary? What …