Song for a Whale

Song for A Whale When I was first contacted about this book, Song For A Whale, I was immediately interested in reviewing the book. As a speech language pathologist, I felt connected to the topic of the book, which is about communication and the feeling of belonging. My clients, who have complex communication needs struggle […]

Artie is Awesome, Author Interview and Review

Artie is Awesome, a book written by a Speech Language Pathologist and Parent Are you looking for a children’s book about Autism and/or a communication disorder? Check out this book, Artie is Awesome written by Deidra Darst, speech language pathologist and parent. Deidra wrote to this book to help celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, […]

I (HEART) Art By the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I (Heart) Art by The Metropolitan Museum of Art I received this beautiful book, I (HEART) Art By the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Abrams Books a couple of weeks ago for review. This book is like a piece of artwork with it’s eccentric design and interesting layout. The book is arranged by themes and […]

I’ll Tell You Why..I Can’t Wear Those Clothes

Do you have a child with a sensory processing disorder? This book, I’ll Tell You Why..I Can’t Wear Those Clothes caught my eye a couple of weeks ago on social media after seeing a review of this thoughtful and beautiful book by Noreen O’Sullivan. To read my interview with Noreen, click here! I’ll Tell You […]

Children’s Books Written by SLPs

Are you looking for children’s book that help improve speech and language development? I am excited to present this guest post that I wrote for ASHA Leader Blog that lists children’s book authors that are also speech language pathologists. Children’s Books Written by SLPs  

Adapted Hanukkah Story for Children with Special Needs

Are you looking for a resource to help your child learn about Hanukkah? For many older children with special needs, finding age appropriate books that explain the story of Hanukkah can be challenging. For one of my students I created an adapted book with Boardmaker Symbols. As a speech language pathologist, I have found creating […]

Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult

Are you a parent of a young adult with developmental disabilities or a social communication disorder? Are you a therapist working with adults with pragmatic deficits? Check out this book titled Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult. Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult This book […]

Mrs. Wordsmith Review with Tips on Implementation

What is Mrs. Wordsmith? Do you want to improve your child’s language and vocabulary? Check out this amazing product, Mrs. Wordsmith. After seeing it on Instagram, I contacted the company to receive a copy for review. As a speech language pathologist, I am passionate about vocabulary growth in children, specifically those with special needs and […]

Payton is Afraid of Dirt

Do you have a child with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Check out this book, Payton is Afraid of Dirt. Payton is Afraid of Dirt written by Shanna Simpson and illustrated by Idmary Hernandez tells the important story of a young boy struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). As a speech language pathologist for almost 20 years, […]

How to Build a Hug

How to Build a Hug, Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeezing Machine is a wonderful book to raise awareness of Autism. As a fan of Temple Grandin’s work and mission, I was excited to find this book at my local library written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville. About The Book As a young girl, […]