Category Archives: Feature

Meet Our Team: Emma Henson

This week, we’re proud to introduce you to Emma Henson! Emma is one of our BCBAs, which means that she works with our behavior therapists to provide therapy to children. As a BCBA, she designs, implements, and supervises children’s individual programming, provides supervision for the early intervention groups, and also provides direct therapy. In other words, she’s kept quite busy making sure children get

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Meet our Team: Laura Gillingham

This week, we’re proud to feature Laura Gillingham, one of our talented Speech-Language Pathologists. She started working at Building Blocs in July of 2015 and has been changing lives and brightening our days ever since. Laura was inspired to become an SLP when a family member discovered that their baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She shadowed a number

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Meet our Team: Jennifer Grantham

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist) at Building BLOCS is like? Today, we’re introducing Jennifer Grantham, who can tell you all about it! SLPs are an integral part of our team at Building BLOCS. They work alongside our ABA Therapists with children with autism, as well as with typically developing children who just

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Meet our Team: Cayley Miles

Meet our newest BCBA, Cayley Miles! Cayley has been an ABA Therapist at Building BLOCS for the past year and a half, and on Wednesday she received her BCBA. This week, she’ll be kicking off our “Meet our Team” blog series, where therapists and speech pathologists tell you about their jobs, from their favorite activities with the children to what makes it most challenging.

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Building Language with Communication Temptations

Some of the best tricks used by speech pathologists to promote language in young children are simple–entice a child with an exciting toy that they need assistance with, model language (1-2 word sentences), and WAIT. Waiting is key to give a child the opportunity to use the language they’re hearing. Watch Brandy modeling these strategies with some toys you’re sure to have at home.


Lemonade Stand

Here are a few photos from our lemonade stand this week. The kids did a great job mixing up two batches of lemonade–pink and regular–greeting, and helping the customers. It was a hot, sunny day–a perfect day for a lemonade!