We Start With a Book:
We Professionally-Curate Custom Materials:
We Celebrate Hands-On-Learning:
Reading is the Gift of a Lifetime:
Learning to read was the single most important thing I ever did as a young child. I was lucky. It was easy and I was a proficient reader by kindergarten with a feast of books by my bed to feed my ever present curiosity, desire for flight into fantasy and ravenous need to learn more. Being a good reader opened doors for me professionally and personally, allowing me to pursue and enjoy two professions, run a private practice and most importantly share with and empower my own children and patients to pursue and cherish the huge value of passionate literacy.
Literacy Changes Lives:
My work with my beloved patients taught me so much about the true value of literacy. Working in a community with many very low-income families and a struggling school district, I saw weekly the impact of families working hard to make ends meet, take good care of their children and prepare their kids to be successful in life. Reading was often not easy for my little guys and our time together had to be rich and valuable. Literacy-based therapy was always of utmost importance in my practice to provide deeper understanding of concepts, exposure to multiple kinds of books and hands-on experiences that they might not have outside of therapy. With literacy empowerment, the ability to change lives and communities was so important to me. I wanted to grow this commitment and passion into a service to support professionals and families with materials to have a greater impact. In June 2014, I solidified the concept of 3D SLP.
Start Early and Follow-Through:
With the launch of 3D SLP, we began curating a monthly, themed, literacy-based box of materials for professionals working with school-aged children. It did not take long to realize that 3D SLP was starting in the middle and to have a true impact in empowering children to grow into literate school-agers, we had to start at the beginning. In May 2015, 3D SLP Jr. aka Alison Schoenfeld, MS, CCC-SLP, curated and shipped our first early literacy and language box. What a beautiful thing to be able to take a theme and meld it into a two box stretch to support professionals working with early language and literacy and then move the same concept into higher level activities great for children ages 5-11. Now, we were cooking. On top of that, we were privileged to be surrounded by amazing professionals to learn from, commiserate with and celebrate as our little world became part of a bigger community working toward a better world for all children. Today, we continue on our mission to support professionals, families and children working on language and literacy with custom boxes and on-demand downloads of professionally-curated language and literacy materials and we are so proud to be working toward the future.
"I love my boxes! I love going through each box and thinking about how to tailor each activity to my kiddos. They can't wait every month to see what the next theme is!"
"My 3D SLP boxes challenge me to explore new ideas and themes that I might not have thought of otherwise. I love literacy-based therapy, but, often go back to the same concepts again and again. Not anymore!"
"My 3D SLP Jr. boxes make me a better professional. I look at all of the activities and the manipulatives and it sparks my imagination to share and cross-teach with other professionals. We take each box and plan across all disciplines to team teach a concept for maximum impact."