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April 24, 2019

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 correctly, leaving us to feel disorganized, confused, and unsure of what we see. What if the way you processed the title of this article made… Read more »

April 17, 2019

Sensory Motor Skills: What are they and why are they important?

Sensory motor skills are the basic foundation for learning. All the activities and movement we did as infants, toddlers and children help prepare our body and our brain to learn. These skills are essential to develop the ability to participate in classroom activities and affects academic achievements. Photo from pexels.com What are sensory motor skills?… Read more »

April 4, 2019

Teaching Emotion Words to Children

Children’s abilities to label emotions start developing as early as 2 years of age. Toddlers will first use emotion labels to describe emotions in themselves and then will later learn to reference other people. Photo from pexels.com The number of emotion words understood by children doubles between the ages of 4 and 8 years and… Read more »

March 27, 2019

Breaking Down Pragmatic Communication Skills

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience delays in the area of pragmatics, also known as the rules for social language. Children may produce long and complex sentences and speak clearly but still have pragmatic language delays. Photo from pexels.com Pragmatic communication skills There are three major communication skills associated with pragmatic language.  They are: Using language for… Read more »

March 20, 2019

Recognizing and Treating Auditory Processing in Adults

Finding your way around town, recalling your grocery list that you forgot at home, and reporting the details of a car accident that you’ve witnessed. What do these events have in common? You must utilize your working memory for all of them. Photo from pexels.com Working memory is a system for short-term storing and managing… Read more »

March 13, 2019

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 on books, throwing books, and flipping quickly through the pages like there’s a prize at the end. Additionally, many adults have happy childhood memories that… Read more »

March 6, 2019

Eight Ways to Support Your Child’s Early Development

Parents often wonder what they can do at home to support their child’s development. The short answer: Play with your child! But what does that play look like? Here are eight easy tips for play activities parents and caregivers can do with young children. Photo from pexels.com How to support development Games. Share games, such… Read more »

February 26, 2019

Raising a Reader

How do you raise a child to be an enthusiastic and consistent reader? TV, videogames, computers, and other modern distractions sometimes make it difficult for children to focus on reading. Still, there are many things that parents can do to help motivate a child to read. Photo from pexels.com How to raise a reader Try out all… Read more »

February 19, 2019

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 are learned through therapeutic activities are only mastered in the environment in which they were learned and with the people in that environment. Generalization helps… Read more »

February 12, 2019

Emergent Readers

It’s never too soon to start reading with your children! Children begin to learn speech and language skills from the day they are born. As children develop, they learn increasingly complex speech and language skills. During early speech and language development, children are also learning skills that are critical for emergent literacy skills. Photo from pexels.com What… Read more »

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