Understanding the Special Education Process

The purpose of this article is to help parents understand the special education process, to provide them with information regarding eligibility requirements, how to get referrals, evaluations, and services.

Little Bee Speech Apps Making a Difference

Earlier this month I attended the Utah Speech-Language Hearing Association (USHA) conference where I was both surprised and honored to receive the 2014 Louis M. DeCarlo Clinical Achievement Award for the contribution…

How to Teach Vowel Sounds

Vowels are typically the first sounds that emerge from our precious little ones and most often not a concern. Starting around 2 months babies begin to “coo” making sounds in the back of their mouth like “ah-ah-ah” and “oh-oh-oh.” By 6 months they have progressed to babbling which involves making sounds…

What is Apraxia?

For a moment I want you to imagine (though this may not be too far off from reality for some) that you are the parent of a young child whose speech is severely unintelligible. People unfamiliar with your child cannot understand him or her when they attempt to speak, and sometimes even you, as a parent…

What are Phonological Processes?

We’ve talked a lot about helping kids with articulation disorders here on Mommy Speech Therapy. I’ve shared my Articulation Screener to help you identify the sounds kids are saying in error as well as an Articulation Goal Tracker to help select the sounds that need to be targeted and keep track of progress. But what […]

Tips, Tricks and a Handy Tool for Teaching the R Sound

Teaching the R Sound can be very challenging. Learning new ways to make teaching this sound easier fascinates me. I’d like to Thank Gordy Rogers from Articulate Technologies for taking the time to share with us his tricks for teaching this sound and for their (Articulate Technologies) creative solution in developing a useful tool to […]

What is RTI and How Can It Help My Child Succeed in School?

When we have kids that are struggling in school it is helpful to know who to turn to and what resources are available to help them. I’d like to thank Frankie Strickland for taking the time to clearly define the role of RTI (Response to Intervention) in the schools, a program designed to help our […]

Articulation Screener - How to Determine What Sounds Your Child Needs Help With 

Have you ever wondered if your child is saying all the sounds correctly they should be saying for their age, or thought about which sounds your child says incorrectly that makes them difficult to understand? An Articulation Screener can help you answer these questions. Articulation Screeners are used by speech language pathologists to quickly determine […]

Download New Speech Handouts!

I wanted to let you all know that I’ve added two new PDFs to the worksheets page to download for free! First, I’ve updated the Speech Sound Development chart that was created based on the speech sound norms from the Goldman Fristoe 2. Speech Sound Development charts are often used as a guide in determining […]

How to Teach the F Sound and V Sound

Have you ever noticed how closely related the /f/ and /v/ sounds are? The /f/ sound is made by touching the upper teeth to the lower lip and then breathing out. The /v/ sound is made exactly the same way except for when you make the /v/ sound you “turn on” your voice. Knowing this […]

Best New Games for Speech Therapy

Special thanks to Sherry Artemenko for sharing her post on some of the best new games and toys that enhance language learning for kids. I am so excited to pick up a couple of these myself to start using in therapy as well as with my own kids! I have always used toys and games […]

Articulation Station is on the App Store!

Hooray! After a year and a half of writing, designing and developing, Articulation Station for the iPad is finally here and available to download on the App Store! I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with everyone. It’s been my dream to bring my articulation program to life on the iPad and […]

Setting Articulation Goals!

I can’t believe the school season is almost here already, and has probably already started for some of you! To celebrate new classes, students, and goals I thought I’d share my “Articulation Goal Tracker” form with all of you. This form can be a beneficial way for both parents and Speech-Language Pathologists to set and […]

Articulation Station!

I’m so EXCITED to tell all of you about the project I’ve been working on over the past year. It is a fun, engaging and interactive articulation app for the iPad called “Articulation Station”. The screenshot above is showing the home screen on the app. Articulation Station not only has flashcards that target specific sounds, […]