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Storytelling: A Gift of Love and Bonding

Storytelling: A Gift of Love and Bonding Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP When people mention the word storytelling, what often comes to mind is the depiction of children gathered and sitting around a person telling stories, using hand gestures to dramatically describe the characters and what they’re doing. Author Jo Ann Gramlich’s Talk, Play, and Read …

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5 Fantastic Book Reads for Child Language Development

5 Fantastic Book Reads for Child Language Development Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP  Although each child acquires language at a different rate, children typically start developing their language skills at about four to six months of age. Babies will begin making consonant sounds, such as “da, da, da” at around 4-6 months. They will also begin …

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There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child

There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child, especially when you know you’re encouraging them to say their first true words. Starting as early as birth, you can begin to talk, play, and read with your child and become actively …

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Activities that Promote Children’s Speech and Language Skills

Activities that Promote Children’s Speech and Language Skills Jo Ann Gramlich, Children’s Speech Pathologist There are many engaging interactive activities that you can participate in with your child during the early years of childhood in order to help them learn, understand and use language. This blog will introduce you to some of the most effective …

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Getting Your Child Ready For School Begins At Birth

Getting Your Child Ready For School Begins At Birth Jo Ann Gramlich, MS,SLP-CCC In a recent review of the research literature on children, Louis M. Rossetti, Ph.D, of the University of Wisconsin concluded “children entering kindergarten with age appropriate communication skills generally do well in the early education years. In contrast, children entering school with …

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How To Keep The Conversation Going Between You And Your Child

How To Keep The Conversation Going Between You And Your Child Jo Ann Gramlich Some parents may realize that they share a lot of moments with their child during the ordinary routines of daily living. What some parents may not understand is how to talk, add language, and make the most of each experience they …

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