Get Ready to Read Screening Tool
The Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool takes about 10 minutes to administer and was designed to provide early childhood professionals and parents with a “snapshot” of where a child… Read more »
Don’t Forget the Books
In an age where every toddler knows how to navigate an iPhone, we must not forget the importance of real hands-on books. Before children can even read, they are chewing… Read more »
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
It is our sense of vision that allows us to see and make sense of the words on this page. However, our sense of vision may not always process information… Read more »
What is Generalization?
The overarching goal of any therapeutic activity is for the child or adult to be able to use the targeted skill in any location with any person. Sometimes skills that… Read more »
An Introduction to The Zones of Regulation
Each day we react to situations, other people, and our emotions through the course of our daily events and interactions. As adults, we utilize principles of self-regulation to help us… Read more »
Ruling Out Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can affect a child’s learning, communication skills, language, and speech. The earlier a child is identified with a hearing loss and introduced to intervention, the better their chances… Read more »
The Development of Print Knowledge
Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, so do their speech and language skills. They learn to understand and use language… Read more »
What is a Sensory Diet and Why Does My Child Need One?
Every person explores, feels, and senses her environment differently. For some people, playing soothing background music helps increase focus, while for others, all background noise is distracting. A sensory diet… Read more »
How Do I Make My Child Talk?
Parents of young children frequently ask, “How do I make my child talk?” There is no way to “make” a child speak, but we can use techniques to keep a… Read more »
Supporting Literacy Development from Birth to Age 5
Children typically begin to read around age 5 or 6 years old. However, literacy skills do not begin then. Language and literacy skills begin at birth as a child learns… Read more »