FREE Little Sprout Book Club

Welcome to our FREE Little Sprout Book Club! With the school year starting, I went back through my books (which are all organized by preschool-based themes) and I felt myself missing the days that I organized my therapy sessions by “themed units” inline with the public school preschool education program (“PEP”). I decided to reinstate this Continue reading

Without A Voice? Four Myth’s Debunked

Without A Voice? Four Myth’s Debunked. By Hallie Bulkin   I lost my voice and cannot find it! What’s a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) to do with a cleared schedule and no voice? Blog about losing her voice, of course! As an SLP, I am licensed to diagnose and treat patients in the “voice department” but Continue reading

Bubble Magic

Bubble Magic By Hallie Bulkin There is nothing more magical than…BUBBLES. As a pediatric speech language pathologist, bubbles are something I keep in my tool belt at all times! In the speech world bubbles are key to communication. Why are bubbles MAGICAL? I have seen non-verbal children and children with very limited language skills make spontaneous Continue reading

The Difference Between Speech And Language

The Difference Between Speech & Language By Hallie Bulkin May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. This annual event is held by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). The purpose of the event is to “provide opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life Continue reading

Part 2: Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Strategies for Managing Anxiety By Hallie Bulkin And we’re back with part 2 of our series on strategies for managing anxiety. If you missed part 1, you can go back and read it here: Part 1. How to Strategically Manage Anxiety. My goal in Part 1 was to share a personal experience and set up Continue reading

FREE Educational Apps for Autism Awareness Month

By Hallie Bulkin I ran and downloaded the 15 FREE apps to give them each a try…and I am IMPRESSED! They are simple and I know your kids will love them. There are 3 main categories for the APPs: Flash Cards (places, alphabet, food, sports, vehicles, animals, actions, science, sight words) Receptive Identification (ABA receptive Continue reading

Define Your Child By What they CAN Do…

Define Your Child By What They Can Do…Instead Of What They Can’t By Hallie Bulkin   Has your child’s teacher or therapist ever recommended that you use your child’s strengths to build on their weaknesses? If they have, there is a reason for the recommendation. If you have heard that this is something you should Continue reading