Shari Goldstein

Pediatric Speech – Language Pathologist

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The mission of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech–language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.

Article: My 4 Magical Toys For Speech And Language Development

When I was in school I had a professor who told us she could serve her entire speech therapy practice using only a Mr. Potato Head. Those words followed me through graduate school and my early years of practice when my bag was overflowing with toys. Over time, I discovered my magical toys, the ones that could help children of different abilities achieve a variety goals. All of my favorites are “batteries not needed” toys. They don’t have any type of electronic noises or voices. My goal is for my clients to do all the talking!

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Article: 5 Play Tips That Reinforce Social Skills, Language Concepts, and Motor Development At The Playground

Summer is a perfect time for children to get outside and take advantage of the neighborhood playground. Movement helps regulate children and put them in a ready state for learning while having fun. Here are 5 play tips that help reinforce social skills, lanhuage concepts, and motor development:

  1. Children can make choices at the playground. “Do you want to swing or slide?”
  2. A horse swing or a see-saw allows children to face one another and engage in conversation. Eye contact can be established and maintained. Questions can be asked and responded to. It’s a great piece of equipment to help facilitate socialization. Face to face exchanges of thoughts can take place.

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