Holiday Hours

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the staff at Communicate Therapy Services.  We hope you enjoy relaxing with your family and creating memories together.  Please remember the clinic is closed on the December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.  Please contact us at 208-466-9686 if you need to reschedule due to holiday activities.


Enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas!




Cheerful diverse kids at Christmas: Cheerful diverse kids at Christmas

With the holiday quickly approaching a great home activity are sensory boxes.


  • A plastic container with a lid.
  • A filler material such as cotton balls, rice, pasta or beans. I love to use rice and cotton balls to represent snow.
  • Small cup and spoon
  • Items to place in the bin. To focus on vocabulary development, gather objects or pictures your child will see during the holidays (Santa, candy, snowman, present, flower, pine cone, ornament, lights, ect)

The links below are amazing from the TLC shop and Little Miss Edugator on Teacher pay teacher.  They are free resources they have so graciously shared.

You can also visit your local craft store or Dollar store and find small objects for the sensory box.  I love using the erasers at the Dollar Tree in Boise and Nampa.

Now that you have created the holiday sensory box, what do you do.

Pick a skill you would like your child to focus on.  Some options are:

  • Increase play activities for longer periods of time
  • Imitate actions in play- You find the object and make it do something. Encourage your child to do the same.   Examples would be to pat the rice, stir the cotton balls, have Santa jump up and down
  • Imitation of words.  Remember to model your verbal routine over and over.  “Look, Look, Look found it” or “pour out”
  • Increase receptive vocabulary by naming an object and helping your child find it. “Let’s dig and find the _____.”
  • Increase expressive vocabulary by finding an object and naming it. “We found a _______”
  • Develop describing skills by finding an object and describing it by its function, color, shape or where you would find it.
  • Focus on target speech sounds by placing objects/pictures that have your child’s speech sound in the sensory bin.

Enjoy all the endless possibilities with a holiday sensory bin.  If you have any questions about how to put one together for the holidays, please call Communicate Therapy Services in Nampa (208-466-9686).  Your speech language pathologist would be happy to brainstorm ways to use the holiday sensory bin at home.


Happy Holidays!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving From Communicate Therapy

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The staff at Communicate Therapy Services is so thankful for the families we get to work with everyday. We are grateful to be part of your child’s life and helping them develop their communication skills. Enjoy a day filled with family, laughter and good food.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lego Americana Roadshow In Boise, ID

Have you ever wished to take your children to the White House, Statue of Liberty or Liberty Bell?  Traveling around the United States can be very expensive, and not fit into your busy schedule, but now you can see all these monuments and more at the Boise Towne Square Mall.  The Lego Americana Roadshow will be in Boise until July 23rd.

When looking at the Lego structures you can focus on the language concepts

  • Big/smallPlastic building blocks isolated on white background.
  • Front/back
  • Tall/short
  • colors

You can read the informational stands next to each structure and ask simple questions about the information read.

At the Lego play area, you can focus on following directions, as well as, spatial concepts (on, off, front, back, over, and under).

Have a fun time exploring the Boise Towne Square Mall to search for each structure and focus on using great speech and language skills during your adventures.

Take a picture of your child in front of one of the structures and send to  We will post the photos on our website and up at the clinic in Nampa.  I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s experience

Happy 4th of July

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The staff at Communicate Therapy Services in Nampa would like to wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July.  Enjoy celebrating with your family.