Author Archives for Alicia Yimoyines

Father’s Day Themed Books for Speech and Language Development!

May 17, 2022 9:39 am Published by Comments Off on Father’s Day Themed Books for Speech and Language Development!

Father’s Day is right around the corner! Our Speech-Language Pathology team has selected some of their favorite books for this time of year. These sweet books celebrate all the reasons we love our dads. They also have great opportunities for incorporating speech & language goals into story time!


Media We Are ALL ABOUT at AASL

March 23, 2022 4:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Media We Are ALL ABOUT at AASL

While you’ll hear us push for story time or imaginative play as ways to engage with your child, we understand that life happens and the TV/tablet/etc. is going to get turned on for our littles. Here are recommendations of a few options that are better quality options for building your child’s communication skills:


Six Winter Books That Help Target Speech Sounds

November 16, 2021 4:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Six Winter Books That Help Target Speech Sounds

In speech therapy at AASL, we love to use books to target our goals! Each and every book can be tailored to address your child’s needs. We can select books that are loaded with specific targets, or modify the books we love to incorporate the sounds we need. While it is vitally important that your child work on these skills in speech therapy, it is also important that their hard work is translated at home. We’ve gathered some winter themed books that work on specific speech sounds for your child to continue their progress beyond the office.


How Occupational and Speech Therapy can Assist Children with the Diagnosis of 22q

November 9, 2021 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on How Occupational and Speech Therapy can Assist Children with the Diagnosis of 22q

22q deletion syndrome is believed to be the second most common genetic disorder behind Down’s Syndrome. Here at AASL we are privileged to work with some amazing kids with 22q Syndrome. So, let’s talk about what 22q Syndrome is and what activities occupational and speech therapy work on with our awesome kids.


What is Speech-Language Therapy?

November 2, 2021 2:41 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Speech-Language Therapy?

The ability to communicate with others is an essential part of everyday life. Communication development consists of acquiring basic interaction skills, non-verbal means of communicating, speech sounds, receptive and expressive language, social skills, and play. 


What is Occupational Therapy?

November 2, 2021 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Occupational Therapy?

Every day, you partake in activities that create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. These tasks can be things like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, or cleaning your home. These tasks are defined as “occupations”. For a child with special needs or delayed development, these tasks can become particularly difficult.  Occupational therapy works to develop and nurture the skills needed for these occupations.