The POWER of LANGUAGE in WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Best Toys, child development, Communication, Family, Kids books, School Therapy, Speech and Language

If you are a follower of our blog you well know by now that I am a children’s book nerd.  I love all kids’ books…even love those without words.  How can that be, you may ask, I am a speech-language pathologist, after all?!  Words are my life!!  Well, it can be because WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS […]

Kid’s Books that are NOT Just for Kids

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Learning through play, parenting

I love kid’s lit.  Probably more than adult lit, if I’m being honest.  I’m a self-confessed kids’ book junkie and I get it honestly from my mother.  My kids own an insane amount of books (mostly purchased by my mom) and we visit the library on a regular basis to borrow more books we have […]

Milestone or Modern Convenience Part II: What to do when the convenience becomes a hard habit to break

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Milestones and Miracles, New baby, Nutrition, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

Lacy recently wrote a blog for Virginia’s Early Intervention Program – specifically geared for therapists that work for that program, but the information is important for clinicians AND parents and caregivers. We have reposted it here but you can find the original HERE.   Written by: Lacy Morise, M.S. CCC/SLP   If you haven’t read […]

Milestone or Modern Convenience? Part 1: OverUse of the Sippy Cup or Pacifier

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Milestones and Miracles, New baby, Nutrition, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

Lacy recently wrote a blog for Virginia’s Early Intervention Program – specifically geared for therapists that work for that program, but the information is important for clinicians AND parents and caregivers. We have reposted it here but you can find the original HERE.   Written by: Lacy Morise, M.S. CCC/SLP Although shocking to many, the […]

Let them fill in the bubbles and JUST MOVE ON – a mother’s call to minimize standardized testing stress

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, School Ideas, Uncategorized

I debated writing this blog. It’s one of those situations where as a person who blogs (I still can’t publicly call myself a writer) you internally struggle with putting your family and your beliefs out there publicly, because there will likely be strong opinions and comments of all sort in return. In the end I […]

How to Keep REAL Communication a Priority – Tips from ASHA to manage kids’ screen time.

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This post appears HERE on the American Speech Language and Hearing Associations website.      10 Tips for Managing Kids’ Tech Time   The average child age 8 and under in the United States uses more than three personal tech devices—such as a tablet, smartphone, or video game console—at home, according to a new poll […]

What does READY for Kindergarten really mean?

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, School Ideas, School Therapy, Uncategorized

Yesterday I volunteered at Kindergarten Registration at my daughter’s elementary school. As I sat there watching the children march from station to station (either proudly or with nudging) with their parents behind them, I had a rush of mixed emotions. I was excited for the journey they are all ready to start at such an […]

COMMUNICATION FOR ALL – How AAC Helps Children Find Their Voice

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Milestones and Miracles, Special Education, Special Needs, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

This post was originally written for Child Guide Magazine. Check out the many resources Child Guide offers as well as this article and others HERE.   What comes to your mind when you hear the word “communication”? Do you think of talking? That is what most people consider to be communication. But what if you […]

Making New Ways To Play In Dad’s Old Shop

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Autism, Best Toys, child development, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Special Education, Uncategorized

My Dad is a plumber and a contractor. When I was a kid I loved playing in his shop. I used to stack wooden scraps, bang things together, and pretend copper pipe was my wedding band. (Princesses hang in tool shops too). Today I got to be a bit of a kid in Dad’s shop […]

“NO” and “YES”: How to Teach 2 of the Most Powerful Words to Your Toddler(s)

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When your toddler begins answering yes/no questions (accurately) sometime between 19-24 months of age it’s like the floodgates of communication open. Especially so if you aren’t getting much other verbal communication from them up until this point. These 2 small words hold much power for your toddler, they finally have a “voice” (or a head […]

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