Back to School Preparation: Top Tips for Families

Whether your child is going back to school virtually, in-person, or a combination of both, consider some of these tips to help your family get organized, establish structure, and prepare for the year ahead.

Early Reading Skills- What's Important for Your Child to Practice?

Check out these books, games and tips to encourage early readers

Best Virtual Field Trips for Kids

Looking for some summertime fun? Whether you are traveling far or staying close to home, virtual field trips are a great way to teach your children and expose them to new sights and culture. Check out these field trip ideas below for more information.

COVID Safety Tips for Kids

The coronavirus has many parents concerned about how to keep their children safe and healthy, especially as the school year approaches. Here are 5 tips on how to teach safety and good hygiene to your kids.

Mom, I’m Bored! 50 Fun Things for Kids To Do at Home

Looking for some at-home fun? Look no further! Try some of these games and activities to keep your child occupied this summer.

Top 10 Toys for Early Language Learners

Here are some of my favorite toys to use in speech therapy

Say AHHHH! 10 Activities to Help Your Child Vocalize

Vocalizations are sounds that children use before they learn to talk. Try some of these tips below to get your child vocalizing more at home.

How Much Is Too Much? Screen Time and Communication

Whether it’s a tablet, smart phone, computer or television, there are so many opportunities for children to use electronic devices. With so many screens in the hands of young children, how does this affect their communication and language development?

How to Practice Language in the Kitchen

The kitchen is a wonderful place to practice language skills with your child. Consider all of the new vocabulary words you can teach in this fun and functional setting.

How to Practice Language in the Car

Driving in the car is often a routine part of our day, but it can be a fun and functional way to teach language to your child.

10 Winter Activities for Kids

Are you looking for fun and enriching activities for your child during the cold winter months? Consider incorporating language practice during these exciting indoor pursuits.

5 Back to School Tips

Summer is coming to a close and children of all ages are packing their backpacks and entering a new school year. Here are some tips to help your children prepare academically and sharpen their communication skills for the new academic year.


Lynn Crawford M.A. CCC-SLP is a practicing speech-language pathologist licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Stockton University and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Kean University.

As a certified therapist, Lynn has extensive clinical experience treating medically fragile patients with cognitive-communication and swallowing difficulties in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient and outpatient settings. She evaluates and treats patients in English and Spanish and she is a certified VitalStim provider. Lynn is also an adjunct clinical supervisor at Monmouth University. She enjoys keeping up to date on the latest clinical research and prides herself on continuing to learn and grow as a therapist. Lynn’s proudest accomplishment is her strong record of community service and dedication to helping her patients grow and reach their greatest potential.