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5 Ways To Maximize Speech Therapy For Your Child

By McKenzie Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP 1. Does your child receive both speech therapy at school and through a private practice? Ask for and sign the Release of Information so that your school SLP can independently communicate with your private SLP via email or phone.. this... read more

Sensory Play Ideas for Fall

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L Our weather is started shifting to cooler temperatures here in Minnesota and kids have been back at school for a while. While Fall brings lots of cozy feelings, it can also mean less time outside and more time sitting at school. There are... read more

Your AAC Questions Answered-AAC Part 3

Laura answers your AAC questions! by McKenzie Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP Laura with one of her AAC users! Laura Egan, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a long-time speech-language pathologist with Kidspeak Ltd. who is passionate about her work – especially when it comes to Augmentative... read more

Getting our Brains and Bodies Ready for School

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L It is so fun to see our kids enjoying the carefree days of summer. Summer usually has less structure than the school year provides and our families enjoy later nights, less rushed days, and changes in routine. Even for children in... read more

AAC Part 2

I want to model language using AAC for my child… But how?! by McKenzie Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP In my last AAC post, we talked about how everyone benefits from AAC and the importance of modeling to provide AAC users the understanding of and confidence towards using another... read more

An Intro to AAC

An Intro to AAC by McKenzie Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP   AAC… an acronym SLPs love to use, but what does it mean? Why should I know about this?   What is it? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Augmentative Communication is assisting or supporting a... read more

Bringing Fine Motor Play Outside

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L     Minnesota summer is here! It’s finally time for long, sunny days, and time outside at our beautiful lakes, parks, and trails. This time of year we find ourselves naturally giving our kids gross motor and sensory opportunities as we... read more

Using Mealtime as a Self-Regulation Tool

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L     Self-regulation helps us do important things in our day like manage big emotions, stay calm and organized to play, and successfully transition between activities. We can use carefully chosen sensory activities to help kids... read more

The Importance of Meaningful Experiences

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L Young children are sensory beings. They learn through sensory experiences of touch, sight, sound, taste, smell, and movement. While this seems to be a straightforward and easy concept for those playing, raising, and working with young... read more

How Movement Impacts Learning

The Balance of Play by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L   When children play, part of their exploration is pushing limits.  We all know those busy toddlers or active kids who seem to be lured by challenges and risks as they interact and explore their world.  As parents,... read more

My family has used Kidspeak for two years now. Amy and her whole team have been incredible! We’ve worked with several speech therapists and each therapist has been great. Amy was also very helpful and patient working with us and our insurance company to get therapy approved. I can’t say enough good things about Amy, her staff, and how she has helped my daughter.

Scott M.

New Brighton

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