Author: Heidi Hanks

Improving Articulation

More Speech Worksheets!

No more waiting! You can now download articulation practice worksheets for the following sounds: /b/, /h/, /w/, /f/, /v/, /n/, ng, j, /r/ and /z/ These have been added to the Worksheets page along with all the other available sound worksheets. I will continue to write posts on how to […]


Scarlet Rose

It’s been a couple weeks since we welcomed little Scarlet into our family and I wanted to share our exciting news! She is our fourth child and has been such a delight to have. Her older brothers and sister can’t get enough of holding her (and of course argue who […]

Assistive Technology, Early Language Development, Misc. Speech Resources

Language Development Using Mobile Technologies

I’m happy to have speech-language pathologist Sean Sweeney, share his perspective on some mobile applications that can promote language development as parents and children interact with them together. I have been so excited about all the possibilities these new mobile technologies such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, as well […]

Early Language Development

Toys, Books & Games that Promote Language Development

Having just announced my first PAL Awards (Play Advances Language), recognizing toys, games and books that encourage language, I wanted to share why I am so passionate about promoting children’s language. Early language proficiency correlates with later performance in school—reading, writing, and critical thinking skills—and influences emotional, cognitive and social […]