Welcome to Ms. Danielle's Communication Page!

ABOUT ME: Hello! Welcome! My name is Danielle Barber and I am the speech-language pathologist for Briarwood Elementary, and also support the Briarwood Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. My students call me "Ms. Danielle". Welcome! I have the best job in the world!

Email: nelsond@issaquah.wednet.edu

Phone:  425-837-4976

Ideas for Social Communication

Some children have a hard time knowing how to appropriately match their reactions to the problems they encounter. This activity is a good way to practice matching small reactions to small problems and large reactions to large problems. 

WhatSizeIsYourProblem.pdf

Ideas for Fluency/Stuttering

Hi Parents,

This link is to a wonderful resource, The Stuttering Foundation. Specifically, this article is about what you can do as a parent of a child who stutters. It is quick and parent friendly – enjoy!

What can you do to help your child with their stuttering while they're home?

-Ms. Danielle

Would You Rather Game

Looking for a fun and entertaining game to address the "sh", "ch" and "j" sounds? Try out this version of "Would You Rather?"

Even if your child is working on something different, this activity can still be very meaningful.

Working on /r/? The word "rather" has two of them!

Working on "th"? You'll see a lot of the word "the" and "rather"! 

Working on fluency? Practice using your strategies such as eye contact, slow rate and light contacts

Working on language? Give detailed answers about why you would/wouldn't choose a certain thing. Describe what certain scenarios would look like/feel like/sound like.

Working on social communication skills? Discuss how other people might react to certain situations. What do you think your brother/sister would pick? Why? 

wouldyourathershchj.pdf

Ideas for Speech/Articulation

Hi Families!

If your kids are looking for a challenging way to practice their speech sounds, try Tongue Twisters! Tongue Twisters are good for students who can produce their sound well in single words and are working on saying them well in short phrases. This website has tricky phrases organized by sounds. Practicing the "th" sound? Try "three free throws". Working on "sh"? Try the old classic "she sells seashells". Listen to the audio to hear what the words should sound like. First they will be slow, and then they will get faster. Can you keep up? 

Tongue Twisters for Kids

-Ms. Danielle

Ideas for Language

Alice in Wonderland Interactive Book

If your student is working on language skills, this interactive Alice in Wonderland book on Scholastic.com would be a great way to practice describing skills. Click on the link above to be taken to the story. As you and your child look at the story together, have them describe what they see happening. If you move your mouse over different characters, they will make sounds or move, so there is lots to talk about! If your child isn't sure how to describe what they see, model it for them and see if they can copy your words.

If you have any questions about your child's current speech/language goals, please contact me! 

-Ms. Danielle

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

JANUARY - ISSUE 1

SLP Blogger, Laura Mize, of "Teach Me to Talk" shares this blogpost. "Receptive Language Delays… The MOST Overlooked Problem in Late Talkers". Click HERE for more information about receptive language delays. 

Questions about Preschool Programs?

For information about Issaquah School District's preschool programs such as ECEAP, ECE and ChildFind screenings, click HERE.

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

DECEMBER - ISSUE 2

When buying gifts for your preschool age children, there are some great options out there that will support your child's speech and language skills. Check out this list from SLP blogger Katie Yeh at playingwithwords365.com for some classic gift ideas!

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/25-gifts-to-expand-your-childs-speech-development//

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

DECEMBER—ISSUE 1

IDEAS TO HELP SUPPORT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AT HOME

Tips to Help Manage Your Kids’ Video Games and Mobile Apps

https://the-eastside.macaronikid.com/articles/5a03bfe876e9da2056275d65/tips-to-help-manage-your-kids-video-games-and-mobile-apps

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

NOVEMBER—ISSUE 2

IDEAS TO HELP SUPPORT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AT HOME

Speech-Language Pathologist, Karen Krogg, offers some wonderful family friendly tips for how to support speech and language development at home. Click the link below to view her blog and learn more about how to work with your little ones on their communication skills.

http://pedispeechie.blogspot.com/2017/06/speech-therapy-for-toddlers-speech-and.html

Thanks for reading!

-Ms. Danielle

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

NOVEMBER—ISSUE 1

IDEAS TO HELP SUPPORT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AT HOME

Does your child love to play with cars? SLP Blogger, Jenna Rayburn, shares her tips and tricks for how to use cars to work on speech and language skills. Whether your child is working on speech sounds, building their language, or improving their social skills, play with cars (or other vehicles like boats and trains) can be hugely motivating and a great way to work on their goals at home! Check out Jenna's blog post below.

http://thespeechroomnews.com/2017/06/10-slp-ways-to-play-with-cars.html

Thanks for reading!

-Ms. Danielle

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

OCTOBER—ISSUE 2

IDEAS TO HELP SUPPORT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AT HOME

  

We know from the plethora of research out there that READING to our children is one of the best things we can do to help develop their language. Read, read, READ! But…are all books created equal?

Check out this wonderful blog post from SLP Katie Yeh to learn more!

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2014/09/how-to-choose-great-childrens-books-to-support-speech-language-development-infants-toddlers-preschoolers/

Thanks for reading!

-Ms. Danielle

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

OCTOBER—ISSUE 1

IDEAS TO HELP SUPPORT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AT HOME

Looking for great ideas for expanding language using fall and Halloween stories? Popular SLP blogger, Katie Yeh, has wonderful suggestions for stories and activities for your preschool age kiddos!

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/10/fun-fall-books-for-your-toddler-or-preschooler/

 Thanks for reading!

-Ms. Danielle

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please check our Briarwood Calendar for upcoming school events. 

Ms. Danielle’s Expectations

Watching Eyes

Listening Ears

Voice Quiet

Calm Body