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July 10, 2017

The Four P’s to Developing Social Skills

As children get older, they become part of a larger social world and they begin to form relationships with other children and adults in school as well as outside of school. Being sociable helps us with resilience (the ability to withstand hard times). Children who are constantly rejected by peers are lonely and have lower… Read more »

June 12, 2017

Seven Reasons To Include A Sibling In Your Child’s Early Intervention Therapy

If your child is receiving early intervention services, consider including siblings in the process whenever possible. Siblings already act as a child’s model, motivator, play-mate, and best friend. Just as it is vital to include parents in therapy sessions, the same can be applied to siblings of the client. Benefits of including siblings in therapy By including the… 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 »

May 25, 2017

The A-B-Cs of Behavior

Problem behaviors may be a common challenge for students, especially those with developmental and learning disabilities. Parents, educators and family members may find problem behaviors in children a common source of stress. The behaviors may significantly limit the child’s access to activities and settings for children and families, may limit learning opportunities in the classroom, and… Read more »

March 16, 2017

Attention: Critical Foundation to Building Communication Skills

One of the foundational skills needed for communication development is attention.  Attention can be broken down into different categories. By addressing attention, we can ultimately target joint attention, the shared attention between two individuals, a critical component for the development of language. Categories of attention The three broad categories that Patten and Watson (2011) categorized… Read more »

February 23, 2017

Five Family Games for Language Development

Playing games is a great way to encourage developing language skills. Many games are commercially available, have a language focus, and can be fun for the whole family. Explore some of these five games for a fun and educational family game night! 1. Quiddler Players are encouraged to create words from a series of letters… Read more »

February 2, 2017

Parents: Get Involved in Early Intervention

A recent study that was reported in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology was conducted by a team from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. They looked at how effective early intervention services were when parents were participating and helping to conduct the therapy. Parent involvement increases outcomes The Vanderbilt team reviewed 18 studies conducted previously and… Read more »

January 26, 2017

Early Intervention: Speech and Language

Early intervention (EI) refers to services, education and support provided to families with children birth to three, with disabilities, delays, or at risk of developing a disability that can affect their development or impede their education. Overview of early intervention The goal of EI is to provide support to families to help their children grow… Read more »

January 9, 2017

Leaving Early Intervention: Where Do We Go Now?

Many of our families with children 18-36 months make their way to CSLOT’s early intervention program or individual therapy through their local regional center. Now that your child is almost three, what is next? Available resources Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services… Read more »

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