November 2016

In the Clinic

The holidays are coming up quickly. Please let your therapist know of any upcoming days off or schedule changes.

This Month

On the

Wee Speech Website:


App of the Month

Charades Articulation

Word Wall

November words, definitions, sentences and activities to print.


November Blog Postings


In the Waiting Room

Guess How Many?

The winner of this month’s Guess How Many Jar is Mia C.. Congratulations Mia! Children (and siblings) are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess (Don’t forget your last name or initial.). The envelope for guesses is on the wall next to the magazine rack in the Clinic waiting room. The drawing is at the end of the month and a special prize awaits the winner!!

Good Luck!!


November Birthdays!!

Shayna K. 11/2

Eli M. 11/11

Uri S. 11/17

Yishai L. 11/18

Mary L. 11/25






























November 2016 edition of the Wee Speech Newsletter.


Fall is a fantastic time to build language!
by Kate Fallen M.S., CCC/SLP

There are a million ways to use the season's theme to expose your child to language through fun and interesting activities. Here are a few ideas:

Baking! There is nothing like a delicious smelling kitchen to make your home feel like fall. Baking with your child is a fantastic chance to build lots of language together. Start with reading and organizing a recipe – do you need to make a list for the store? Following directions, requesting, and wh-questions are all easy to work in as you mix it up in the kitchen. Practicing telling the steps to another listener at the dinner table later is another great way to work in some past tense!

Fall Bingo! There are so many fantastic vocabulary words that come with fall. From back-to-school to Halloween to autumn season changes – there are lots of vocabulary choices to make up your own Bingo sheet. Give clues to help your child identify the target: “This is something that changes colors when it gets colder and falls off the tree!”

Leaf Scavenger Hunt! This is a great activity for working on following directions and building up adjectives. Come up with a list of types of leaves in various colors, shapes, sizes, and textures and go on a hunt to find them all! Bonus point: you can use them for a fun fall activity afterward!

I SPY with Fall Vocab! A simple walk around the neighborhood during the season can be a perfect opportunity for picking up some fall language. It's a great opportunity for your child to use some of that fall vocabulary they have practiced and get a chance to build some amazing sentences for you! Halloween decorations often make great targets for describing!

Visit a Pumpkin Patch! This is a fun opportunity to expose your child to a new environment with new concepts. Search the patch for pumpkins and practice describing words such as big/small, bumpy/smooth, round, heavy/light, long/short, etc. Search for the perfect pumpkin and build a jack-o-lantern together – another great activity for following directions and practicing putting language together.

Waiting Room

We know that the waiting room can get hectic in the afterschool hours. Please be considerate of other families and encourage inside voices! Remember, there is an additonal waiting room across the hall that is also available.

We are all looking forward to our move at the end of November to the 8707 Skokie Blvd. building. The waiting room in our new space is more than twice the size of our current room!

Laura Drower & Julie Levin
Wee Speech, P.C.

What Are We Blogging about in November?
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

This Month in the Speech and Language Q/A Column, Kate discusses accommodations, modfications and the IEP.

Dear SLP,
With the start of the school year, my daughter's IEP is going into effect. I have some questions regarding modifications and accommodations that she was given. What's the difference? Should I be pushing for something in particular?
Sincerely, Modification Mom

Dear Modification Mom,

Thanks for writing and thanks for being such a great advocate for your daughter. Understanding the laws behind an IEP (or an Individualized Education Plan) is important for making sure your daughter is getting the support she needs. (more)

Physical Therapy Notes
Lisa Barich PT


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