Should I let my child suck their thumb? 3 Myth’s you need to be aware of now.

The first question I always ask is, how old is your child? Children learn to suck their thumb in utero and some will continue to suck their thumb to soothe themselves outside the womb as well. My own daughter did this and I have a sonogram video in utero and another video in her first Continue reading

Does My Preschooler Stutter?

  Does My Preschooler Stutter? By Hallie Bulkin Since the beginning of this year I have screened a number of children whose primary speech-language concern was stuttering. The frequency has increased and led to many conversations with parents and teachers. I chose to focus on this topic this month to help educate you as a parent Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Enrich Language Development in Your Preschooler

Holiday Gifts That Promote Language Development in Your Preschooler By Hallie Bulkin   The best way to work on speech, language and social skills in the preschool population is through play.  If you have been following my blog posts you will notice a trend where I have shared some of my favorites toys, books and Continue reading

Fall & Thanksgiving Speech & Language Activities

Fall & Thanksgiving Speech & Language Activities By Hallie Bulkin   One of the best ways to teach a child a new skill is to center it around a fun activity. Most preschool children will not sit at a table and complete “drill” work. So the alternative is to find a relevant theme and make Continue reading

Halloween Speech & Language Activities

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES By Hallie Bulkin   Fall is here and the countdown to Halloween is on! This is one of my favorite times of year as there are so many fun Halloween themed activities to play with and books to read to the children! I have included some of my favorite here for you to Continue reading

How to Determine What Sounds Your Child Needs Help With

How to Determine What Sounds Your Child Needs Help With By Hallie Bulkin   One of my responsibilities as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is to know when a child’s speech development is developmentally on track or delayed. For example, when a two year old makes a speech error, we must determine if that error is 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