Don’t forget the hugs!

It is December and many are completing their second semester of the very interesting 2020-2021 school year. By now your school has either returned completely face-to-face, remained remote or are currently doing the hybrid model (both remote and face-to-face). The one common issue with all three models is that everyone is tired. Parents and caregivers, … Continue reading Don’t forget the hugs!

5 Positives of Sheltering in Place

March 13, 2020, will be etched in my memory as the time my family, school, state, and most of the nation's education system was restructured. The way we taught and provided services were forever changed and I believe it will never be the same. On March 13th we were told that we will be out … Continue reading 5 Positives of Sheltering in Place

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2020! January 1st is the perfect time to commit to turning everyday activities into learning opportunities. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and mother of three, I instinctively can turn just about every moment into learning moments. While working with parents I have learned that optimizing learning opportunities is not a natural process for some … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Falling for Fall!

  I love fall and everything about it, well maybe not daylight savings, but other than that I love fall! The clothes, the food, the activities, our family traditions, the scents, opening windows, gazing up at full moons. Not too cold, not too hot and living in Louisiana low humidity, is just right! Oh,  I … Continue reading Falling for Fall!

From Scratch

Part of everyday learning in the kitchen comes from cooking from scratch using real ingredients. Unfortunately, with the rise of processed foods and restaurants many children do not know where their food comes from or how it is made.

Before Back to School.

Before we get back to school, yes, unfortunately it is almost that time of year again. The time of year when we have to pack up the pool gear, change our late nights and late mornings to early bed time and early rise. Who doesn’t enjoy summer? Sure it’s hot, the kids run up your … Continue reading Before Back to School.

What is RtI?

Original Post: Nov. 26, 2013 The buzz acronym for the last couple of years has been RtI. RtI was developed to help reduce the number of students identified and placed into special education programs and to provide services to those students who do not qualify for services. RtI helps students who may not need special … Continue reading What is RtI?

School Bell.

Original Post: Nov. 11, 2013 By this time 1st report cards have been distributed  and parent/teacher conference should have occurred. If at this point you are worried because there’s is little to no progress and your gut is telling you something is wrong, then something is wrong. First, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. … Continue reading School Bell.

Growing and Developing.

Original Post: July 19, 2013 My 6th months old speech and language development appears to be right on track. She is babbling away. Sadly her first string was dadada, really after all we’ve been through, dada. Well of course it’s not her first “true” word but still “mama” would have made me feel so good … Continue reading Growing and Developing.