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December Wee Speech Newsletter

Guess How Many? We have a guess jar in the waiting room!  Children and siblilngs are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess.  Don’t forget your first name and last initial.  The drawing is at the end of the montoh and a special prize awaits the winner!!What’s Happening in the Clinic this Month?Welcome!Please say hello to our newest team member,   Connie Izquierdo M.S., CCC/SLP, CSOM. Connie has wide range of experiences in the area of speech and language.  Check out her bio on our staff page.   Team MeetingsThis month our team discussed Aided Language Learning.  This technique was designed to enhance vocabulary learning and syntax development.   We’ve worked hard to increase readability in our report writing.  […]

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August Newsletter

Guess How Many? We have a Guess Jar in the waiting room!  Children and siblings are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess.  Don’t forge your first name and last initial.  The drawing is at the end of the month and a special suprise awaits the lucky winner!   August Birthdays! Zev BEric BEzra GAvery KEli & Avi M Devorah RJoshua RAri SJack TFelipe VAmi WShmuel Z            What’s Happening in the Clinic this Month?Comings and GoingsPlease say hello to our newest team member,  Hollis Thomann, SLP. Hollis has wide range of experiences and interests in the area of speech and language.  Team MeetingsOur team loves to learn!  This month at our team meeting, […]

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Trucks

A great app for car and truck-crazy kids!  This app includes fun cause and effect scenes which also introduce some sorting and matching activities.  There are 5 scenes to choose from; car wash, tow truck, garbage truck, city streets, and dump truck. Each of these scenes allows the player to perform different actions with the vehicles.. In the car wash scene, the child moves the car into a pile of mud. They can move it back and forth until the car is completely covered in mud. Then they move it on to the car wash. They touch the different parts of the car wash to spray it with soap, rinse it with water and dry it off.  In this scene, […]

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May Newsletter

Guess How Many?? We have a guess jar in the waitng room!  Children and siblings are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess. Don’t forget your first name and last initial!  The drawing is at the end of the month and a special prize awaits the lucky winner!  MayBirthdays! Ibrahim A.Leo B.Rinat D.Eli H.Josey H.Emery H.Jean J.Maddy S.Peter S.Sloane S.What’s Happening this Month in the Clinic?   Comings and Goings This month we say goodbye to Janelle Snyder as she leaves to prepare for the birth of her first child.  Janelle hopes to return to Wee Speech next year.   We are thrilled to welcome Mary Olandese to our team.  Mary comes to us with a wide […]

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Two columns post layout

The left columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).The right columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), […]

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Two columns post layout

The left columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).The right columnTypography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), […]

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App of the Month

App of the Month Learn to Read with Tommy Turtle By: Intellijoy Educational Games This adorable app helps your child with early literacy in a fun, game style format. Focusing on sound blending, word families and spelling, this app reinforces precursors to reading and language. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intellijoy.android.reading.free

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Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Podcast Series Outline 1. Introduction to vocabularya. Importance of vocabularyi. Impacts oral expression, written expression, & language comprehension in allacademic disciplinesb. Types of vocabulary/Tier Systemi. Receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabularyii. Tier system requires incidental learning and direction instruction2. Strategies to enhance vocabularya. Create a positive learning environment around vocabularyb. Multiple meaning wordsc. Word Walld. Word Sorte. Word gameshttp://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asha.org%2FEvents%2Fconvention%2Fhandouts%2F2007%2F1757_Montgomery_Judy.htm&ei=5SA4VOSwGMTbsASmq4D4CQ&usg=AFQjCNEXNQ8VtX67AvzuYvhn485Qp7B1yA&bvm=bv.77161500,d.eXYhttp://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/182_VocabularyTiers.pdfhttp://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/think-hink-pinks30651.htmlhttp://www.readingrockets.org/helping/target/vocabulary#do_kids

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Augmentative Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Assistive Communication(AAC)How do you know AAC is appropriate?When determining if an individual is in need of Augmentative and Alternative Communication I being with asking caregivers 4 essential questions:1. Does the person have a functional communication system currently in place? That is, can the person make his/her wants/needs known to others?2. Do others understand the messages he/she tries to communicate consistently; including those he/she interacts with infrequently?3. Are the language structures the person currently uses as complex and sophisticated as they need to be? In other words, are the messages this person conveys sufficient to cover all of the specifics that may be important for him/her? 4. Under what conditions does this person communicate? Spontaneous, responsive or imitative? Any functional […]

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