Strategies for Strong Speech

I don't know if you've noticed, but children in speech therapy can be difficult to understand. (I know, I know. Captain obvious is here to preach to the choir.) Whether they present with an articulation disorder, phonological processes, dysarthria, or anything in between... they just might benefit from my "punching it out" strategy. It has become my go-to [...]

Strategies for Unfamiliar Words

So our kids are reading their class book or listening to NPR (that's what kids do for fun nowadays, right?) and they come across a word or phrase they don't know. Do they... A. panic B. ignore C. figure out the new word Even though we WANT the answer to be C, the reality is they [...]

Teaching Pronouns with Snuffleupagus

This will be short and sweet:   "Snuffleupagus woke up early in the morning and brushed Snuffleupagus's teeth. Then Snuffleupagus made a cup of coffee to help start the day off with a bang. Next Snuffleupagus got on the train to visit some family. On the way, Snuffleupagus met a new friend. After talking for hours, Snuffleupagus finally arrived at [...]