Parenting Tip Reading for Speech: Two Manhattan speech pathologists, Lavinia Pereira and Michelle Solomon, have created a series of adorable, accessible children's books aimed at helping very young children develop their speech skills. The books, which have names like, "Oh! A Bubble..." and "Block On Top" would be fun and helpful to share with any child (roughly 16 months and up) as he or she takes on the challenges of pronunciation--but the series would be especially helpful, of course, for children with speech delays, motor speech disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and other illnesses that impact speech. Pereira and Solomon have called their wonderful project "The First Sound Series," and they have eight books and counting. For more info, see www.firstsoundseries.com.
Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA): First Sound Series debuted at
the ASHA convention in Miami Florida in November 2006.
It was a pleasure meeting so many colleagues from around
the country. Thank you for all your support and we look forward
to seeing everyone in Boston 2007.
Release Party/Fundraising Event: The authors of First Sound
Series held a book release party/fundraising
event in New York City on December 5, 2006. Thank
you to all the parents, colleagues and friends
who attended and shared their support. It was
an amazing evening!
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Created by Speech-Language Pathologists
A series of interactive children's books that foster
the development and growth of speech and language
skills through the use of repetition functional vocabulary
and familiar phrases. Written and designed to appeal
to children, parents and professionals.