Julie is a Speech-language pathologist and owns a private practice in West Plano called Speech TX. She specializes in working with children with autism. She has a wonderful husband, adorable daughter, and an ill-behaved labradoodle, all of whom she loves with all her heart.

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Independence Day Teaching Tools

The 4th of July is an exciting day to recognize our great country, however those annual fireworks displays might be a little scary to individuals with speech and language difficulties. Be sure to prepare your child by explaining what will happen, and use techniques like social stories or picture schedules to help navigate through this non-routine event.

Speaking of Speech’s website has a fun 4th of July bingo game, with many visual cues for things we typically see at this time of the year. Check it out here:


By following this link, you can have access to wording in Carol Gray’s Social Stories book about the 4th of July.


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