Category Archives: Language

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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Talk to Me Baby: Starting in January at Building BLOCS

We’re so excited for our brand new class for both parents and kids, Talk to Me Baby! In this class, board-certified SLP Jennifer Grantham teaches simple ways to increase your child’s speech and language skills through books, music, motor games and toy play. It’s great for kids aged 18 months to 3 years of any developmental background. We know that you know your child best,

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Low-Tech Voice Output Devices

Think voice output devices are expensive, bulky, or easily breakable? Think again. Watch Brandy talk about some of the low-tech, inexpensive options we use to assist kids with communication. What are some easy tricks that you’ve found for assisting with communication?

A Favorite Book For Halloween

All of the therapists at Building BLOCS get excited when October rolls around. The temperature in Texas starts getting bearable, and it symbolizes the start of the holiday season. Halloween, in particular, is one of the best holidays to work with children because there are so many activities to do with kids–most of them messy, tasty, and fun. One of our favorite books to

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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.

Great Spring Books to Read with your Preschooler

Spring is such an exciting season to work with young children. There are so many tangible things to see and talk about outside–from the changing weather to budding flowers. We also have lots of favorite books we read to coincide with the springtime theme. The only problem is choosing which ones to read. Here are some of our favorites. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric

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