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Clinic News

Why We Love Teletherapy

It’s hard to describe how much OWL Pediatric Therapy LLC has changed over the past six weeks. With the COVID-19 outbreak, we were quick to put safety first and transition to telehealth services. I have to admit, I was very nervous about this change! I am proud to share how far we have come, and the excellent outcomes we’ve had…
Clinic News

New Year, New Look, Same Great Therapy

It’s been two and a half years since I started the journey of building my own speech therapy business. In that time, I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community I serve. Almost every week, one of my clients inform me that they’ve passed along my name to a friend, neighbor, or pediatrician. That support has…
owlpediatrictherapy
March 8, 2020
IEP Development

Understanding Your Child’s IEP

The IEP meeting has concluded, and your child’s IEP comes home in the mail. You feel the pressure to sign it, but how do you know if the IEP is ready to sign? I find that many families immediately look at the service delivery grid and approve based on the amount of services that the child is receiving. However, the…
owlpediatrictherapy
February 24, 2020
IEP Development

Your Rights in an IEP Meeting

What is it about IEP (Individual Education Program) meetings that can feel so overwhelming? For a family, this once-a-year meeting may feel like their only opportunity to hear about their child’s progress. They may feel put on the spot to ask the “right” questions, or they may feel like that they don’t know what to ask for to support their…
owlpediatrictherapy
January 7, 2019
Parent Resources

Holiday Toys

Ho-ho-ho! Santa is packing up his bag with a few of my favorite toys to promote language development. Read on for some ideas and to find out how I use my favorite toys in therapy:   Sprogs Felt Boards: Great for story telling and problem solving. The many felt pieces can be hard to manage for a small child, so…
owlpediatrictherapy
December 17, 2018
Clinic News

Continuing Education

On Thursday and Friday this week, I had to do something I absolutely hate doing….I took two days off from providing therapy. If you have been working with me, you know that I very rarely reschedule or cancel sessions. But last week was a special occasion in the speech and language world — THE ASHA 2018 CONVENTION! What is ASHA?…
owlpediatrictherapy
November 19, 2018
Parent Resources

How to Encourage Your Toddler’s Language Development

There are simple ways to encourage your toddler’s language development. Play Pretend Pretend play is closely linked to language development because it promotes symbolism. Encourage simple schemas at a young age (e.g. answering a phone) and more complex schemas as they get older (e.g. cooking, eating, and cleaning up after a meal). Sing Songs Children’s songs are simple and repetitive,…
owlpediatrictherapy
September 22, 2018
Parent Resources

Speech and Language Milestones

I’ve compiled some speech and language milestones. Remember, milestones are a huge generalization, and not a “rule.” This is not meant to be a diagnostic tool, rather a way to generally gauge where your child is in their language development and see where your child is going next. Only a speech and language pathologist can help you determine if your child needs…
owlpediatrictherapy
August 10, 2018
Parent Resources

Private Speech and Language Therapy

Some children are eligible for speech and language services through the public school system. It is important to understand the differences between school-based and private services. What are the major differences between school-based and private therapy? Private Model School-Based Model Eligibility Delays and disorders are treated. A formal or informal assessment is used to determine the presence of a disorder or…
Parent Resources

Four Things to Ask A Speech Language Pathologist

When choosing a speech language pathologist, it is important to find a good match for your child. Asking the right questions can help you determine if the clinician is the right fit for you. Are you an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist? ASHA stands for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A SLP who is ASHA certified will have the credentials “CCC-SLP”…
owlpediatrictherapy
June 13, 2018