Encouraging Language Skills Through Singing
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Monday, January 25, 2016

Encouraging Language Skills Through Singing

Singing helps children with language acquisition, memory, phonetic awareness, and reading. ...


10 Ways of Using the Musical Preschool Toy to Stimulate Language and Social Skills
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Tuesday, January 05, 2016

10 Ways of Using the Musical Preschool Toy to Stimulate Language and Social Skills

The Musical Preschool toy is a great tool for stimulating language and social skills in both typically developing children and children with language delays and disorders. ...


What speech therapy homework should NOT be
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Friday, September 04, 2015

What speech therapy homework should NOT be

As speech and language pathologists, we all know that speech therapy homework is important because it facilitates generalization and expedites progress; however, it only does so when speech therapists assign it to students and their parents at the right time....


Free Articulation Worksheets
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Articulation Worksheets

Virtual Speech Center now offers free articulation worksheets on their website. All you have to do to get our worksheets is to register on our website. ...


List of must have toys for early language acquisition and development
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Friday, July 18, 2014

List of must have toys for early language acquisition and development

Speech and Language Pathologists, working with young children in early intervention and preschool aged children use variety of different toys to stimulate language and to help young children acquire or increase their vocabulary. Here is the list of must have toys that can be used in language therapy with young children....


How to help shy children open up in speech therapy
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Friday, July 18, 2014

How to help shy children open up in speech therapy

Many of us speech and language pathologists were faced at some point in our career with a few shy children, who took a bit longer to warm up to us, making speech or language therapy a bit more challenging in the beginning. Here are a few tips on how to break the ice with shy children. The below techniques might not always work or they might not work for all of the children but they are worth trying....


Ball and language stimulation
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Friday, July 18, 2014

Ball and language stimulation

A simple toy such as a ball is one of the magical tools used by many speech and language pathologists working with young children. The ball is on top of my list when it comes to toys for early intervention. I personally like to include the ball in language therapy because it offers endless language stimulation....


15 Ways of Making Articulation Homework Fun at Home
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014

15 Ways of Making Articulation Homework Fun at Home

How many of us speech and language pathologists have heard parents reporting “He did not want to do his speech homework”? I am guessing all of us! Motivation is the key for children to practice speech drills, and sometimes incorporating speech therapy or speech homework into a fun activity or game can make a difference. ...


Using IPad to teach verbs and tenses
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Using IPad to teach verbs and tenses

In addition to traditional speech or language therapy materials such as flash cards, toys, or books, speech and language pathologists, parents, and educators can help children master English verbs and their tenses by using iPad apps. Verbs News, an iPad app developed by Virtual Speech Center for speech/language therapy, is an example of how technology can enhance the learning process. Verbs News not only provides the users with thousands of flashcards to practice both regular and irregular verbs in the simple present, present continuous, simple past, and simple future tenses, but allows children to practice verbs or tenses by utilizing the video-recording capabilities of the iPad. The theme of this iPad app for speech/language therapy is the newsroom: users can record their own “news” and watch it in the newsroom as a reward or as a carry-over activity to practice verbs and tenses. Below, you will find different lesson plans that target verbs using some of the features of the Verbs News speech/language therapy app....


Speech and Language Development (Milestones)
  • Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Monday, July 25, 2011

Speech and Language Development (Milestones)

Speech and language development begins very early, before a child says his or her first word. Early adult –infant interactions in the forms of facial expressions, vocalizations, and physical contact trigger a domino effect of speech and language acquisition and progression....