June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized
While working as a Speech Language Pathologist, classes provided a wonderful way continue to teach other growing professionals in the field. Here are a few thoughts that they wished to share regarding what they learned this previous year: 1. Lois Heymann is by far my favorite professor at SUNY New Paltz.  Through her dedication, patience, and passion for the field, she has taught me so much about auditory verbal therapy.  She has inspired me and taught me so much that I have and interest in... ...Read more

May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized
This has been an incredible week of communicating with parents of children with APD, or children suspected of having APD. Lots of email contacts and blog interactions…and yesterday live questions at the book signing in Mount Kisco, NY. What are the threads that run through all of these contacts? Love and Concern. Parents, aunts, cousins, godparents, friends all feeling that “something is just not right” with a child in their lives. What to do? Don’t look back. Don’t think of what you didn’t do or... ...Read more

April 25th, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized
As a speech-language pathologist I look at language and language development through a model based on the work by Lois Bloom. Simply put, we can break language down into 3 components: semantics (vocabulary), syntax (grammar) and pragmatics (use of language). As an auditory therapist I look at this model through the lens of developing listening skills. How do words develop? Through the infant listening to sounds, those sounds being formed into words spoken by the people in the baby’s environment and those particular sounds /m-a-m-a/... ...Read more

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized
One of my favorite ways to work on listening skills is through reading. For a busy parent, finding that PERFECT book is not always easy. So, once a month I’d like to pull a book down off of Lois’ Bookshelf and recommend a fun way to spend a little time with your child reading something that will interest, challenge and delight them. The book for this month is recommended for children ages 1-4 (slightly older children might like it too). Find a cozy place; a... ...Read more
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