5 & 5.1 YEARS: GETTING EASIER TO UNDERSTAND

5 Years How in the world is this little gal 5 years old? Seriously. It has hit me pretty hard that I don’t have any little ones at home anymore. We are on to the next stage in life. A...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 08 Dec 17

SPD: Know the Signs, Characteristics, & How to Get Help

TalkTools instructor Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP & mom of three, nurse and author Michele Gianetti, RN have recently been published in Parenting Special Needs Magazine in the July...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 28 Oct 17

4.9 YEARS: FULL SUMMER MODE!

We are in full summer mode here! Belle has been enjoying some horseback riding lessons, swimming, cheering on her siblings at baseball games, and finishing up a great dancing year with a big...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 01 Aug 17

3 Presentations at NDSC 2017!

TalkTools was represented in 3 presentations at this year’s National Down Syndrome Congress. Thank you all for attending! EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION AND SPEECH CLA...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 24 Jul 17

4.8 YEARS: WORKING ON TONGUE PLACEMENT

Here is Belle working on her spoon slurp exercises: And here working on proper tongue placement for sounds /t, d, n, l/ with the help of bite blocks. Belle had a fabulous time at our in-dep...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 09 Jun 17

4.6 YEARS: ENJOYING NEW FOODS

March has been an exciting month for Belle! We traveled to the beach to visit family and enjoyed some fun in the sun. She enjoys the plane rides and new restaurants and new foods like calama...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 10 Apr 17

4.4 YEARS: MAKING UP HER OWN SILLY PHRASES

Happy New Year! Belle’s year is off to a solid start! I am happy to report that we have been pretty consistent with our TalkTools oral motor program, created by Monica Purdy. We have ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 08 Feb 17

4 YEARS 1 MONTH: WORKING ON SPEECH ACCURACY AND CLARITY

We love working with Monica at TalkTools! She is full of knowledge and experience. When a speech issue comes up with Belle, and I am viewing it as a really big problem that we are going ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 28 Nov 16

3 YEARS 10&11 MONTHS: GETTING BACK-TO-SCHOOL AFTER DISNEY WORLD MAGIC

3 Years 10 Months Summer continues in our household! This month, Belle has enjoyed swimming lessons (and lots of pool time), a slip’n slide party, BBQs, fairs, a trip to the lake, and...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 30 Sep 16

Ask A Therapist: Jaw Stability Protocol for Severe Underbite

Hi Therapists, What do I do for a 19 year old student with a severe underbite (a gap of ½ inch between top and bottom teeth) when trying to use the jaw stability protocol? Thank you. When y...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 25 Feb 15