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May 8, 2018

Follow the Leader: Using Reciprocal Imitation to Build Play and Language

Learning to play is a foundational skill in child development. In order to engage with others, children must first demonstrate joint attention. Joint attention is the shared focus of two individuals on an object. When playing with cars, Mr. Potato Head, or other toys with other adults or children, children should share in this experience… Read more »

June 1, 2017

Small Communication Changes, Great Results

Children diagnosed with receptive and expressive language delays frequently miss the subtle communication cues in the communication interactions with others.  They often need additional support to take notice of those changes in their environment and to expand their communication skills. Supportive adults can offer the assistance these children need by changing our communicative habits. By practicing the… Read more »

December 16, 2016

You Will Not “Zone-out” With This Self Regulation Program

The Zones of Regulation Curriculum was designed to help children become more successful in school, at home, and in the community by independently controlling maladaptive behaviors through the process of self regulation and emotional control. What is self regulation? Self regulation is the ability to be in the best state to successfully engage in a particular activity. When exposed… Read more »

December 9, 2016

Sensory Strategies in Action: How to Alert or Calm Yourself or Your Child

You may have heard of relaxation techniques to calm oneself by using soothing music or deep breathing. What about techniques to alert oneself when experiencing low energy? When addressing sensory strategies we often think of the sense of smell, sight, hearing, touch, and taste.  From a sensory integration perspective, we also have the vestibular (balance)… Read more »

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