Breanne's Articles

Why Play? Top 6 Benefits of Play-Based Speech-Language Therapy  

As I thought about the various topics with which I could begin this series, a simple question came to mind: Why play? It is a question that I have been asked many times over the years.  Why is play such an important tool in speech-language therapy? What makes play-based intervention so effective? Or even more simply put, why do speech-language pathologists use so many toys in their practice?


A key ingredient to any successful speech-language therapy session is, in fact, fun. In order to make progress, first and foremost, kids must feel motivated and engaged...Click here to read on!


8 Tips for Building Play & Communication Skills at Home

Nurturing children's play skills, in support of communication development, is not just for speech-language therapists and educators. With the right tools, parents and caregivers can play a pivotal role in the development of their child's play skills. As discussed in last month's article, a child with solid play skills is well-equipped to make strides in the areas of communication, social skills, social-emotional development, cognition, and more. Over the years, many parents have shared with me that although they understand the value of play, they aren't sure where to start...Click here to read on!





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  • B.S. in Speech-Language and Audiology - NYU
  • M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology - Columbia Teachers College
  • Licensed SLP in state of Massachusetts 
  • Member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
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