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Stuttering Support at Home

By McKenzie Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP You may find yourself wondering how to support your child well at home if they are stuttering more. You can implement the following at home in order to support your child without making it obvious that you are working on their fluency... read more

Holiday Ideas From Your OT

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L This is the time of year that therapists are often asked for holiday gift ideas from our families. Occupational Therapists are trained at looking at a toy or activity and breaking it down into specific skills that help children reach their... read more

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

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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