Integration, Inclusion and Early Intervention

Integration, Inclusion and Early Intervention

As a speech therapist working in early intervention, occasionally I work in homes with one child. The rest of the time I’m working in homes with at least one, two or sometimes three or more children.  I find that parents with other children in the home will often apologize to me, promising to keep the … Continue reading

Oral Motor Exercises: Working with Food

Oral Motor Exercises: Working with Food

Incorporating food is a wonderful way to add another sensory element to oral motor exercises. These activities should only be done with children who have already mastered eating the food described in these activities. Please consult your therapist if you are unsure if these activities are safe for your child. Apple Ahhhs To do apple … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: David

When we asked David’s parents, David Jr. and Yvette, to describe their son, they said “sunshine!” David’s bright personality enjoys playing with matchbox cars. His favorite book is the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. David attends the S. June Smith Center Preschool. David, Jr. and Yvette shared some of his milestones while … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: Carter

Carter is energetic. So it’s no surprise that his favorite activities are playing with his older brothers and going outside. He also enjoys less energetic activities like coloring, playing with Legos and doing puzzles. Carter’s favorite color is blue. When it comes to books he likes any book with a monkey in it. With the … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: Phoebe

S. June Smith Center Stories: Phoebe

What does the color pink, Blue’s Clues and dressing up all have in common? Why…Phoebe of course! This little girl is described as being cheeky, by her mom and dad, Casey and Kim. You will soon find out why, it’s because her favorite toy is…her sister and a close second is her kitchen set! Phoebe … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: Tyler

S. June Smith Center Stories: Tyler

Tyler is an energetic kid who loves to play with Legos and Power Rangers. His favorite color is blue and he loves reading Disney’s Lightening McQueen Series. He also enjoys playing at parks and playgrounds. Tyler attends S. June Smith Center’s Inclusive Preschool.  While Tyler doesn’t have any developmental needs, his parents shared with us … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: Nadia

S. June Smith Center Stories: Nadia

Nadia is a social butterfly!  She loves playing with her baby dolls and caring for them. Her favorite color is pink. She loves to paint, color and sing. She is a huge fan of books and loves the characters in the stories. Her favorite book is Sophia the First. Nadia’s love for stories also extends … Continue reading

S. June Smith Center Stories: Naeem

S. June Smith Center Stories: Naeem

Rosie and Don describe their son, Naeem, as courageous. He loves the color orange and his favorite toy is duplo blocks. Naeem loves to count and enjoys reading any book with numbers! Naeem has benefited from all of the S. June Smith Center services: Birth to Three, Preschool, and S.P.L.A.S.H. With the help of the … Continue reading