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November 12, 2019

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,… Read more »

November 5, 2019

Research News: Biological Markers Found for Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease.  Now research has shown that children with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure. What did the study find?… Read more »

October 30, 2019

Books! Books! Books!

Research suggests that storybook reading facilitates language development and plays an important role in preparing children for success in school. In addition to enhancing early language development and literacy skills, shared book reading, between you and your child, can provide positive social interaction.   Reading with your child should start from birth.  At this time,… Read more »

October 22, 2019

A Systematic Approach to Coaching Parents

When working with the pediatric population, the parents or caregivers are sometimes overlooked as a key partner in the child’s development. Many times when early interventionists (EI) start working with young children, the focus of the session is centered on the child and as the sessions continue the caregivers sit at a distance observing the… Read more »

October 16, 2019

Providing a Functional Home Environment for Your Sensory Seeking Child

For all of us, the details of our environment can impact how we function at work and at home. For a child who seeks sensory input, the type of stimulation in his environment can have a significant impact on his attention and behavior. The following strategies can help increase your child’s attention, facilitate appropriate behavior,… Read more »

October 7, 2019

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 to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings to communicate with others.  During this stage of early speech and language development, children also learn skills that… Read more »

October 1, 2019

Ruling Out Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect a child’s learning, communication skills, language, and speech. The earlier a child is identified with hearing loss and introduced to intervention, the better their chances of lessening their delays in speech and language.   Newborn hearing screening The California Department of Health Care Services put in action a statewide Newborn Hearing Screening… Read more »

September 20, 2019

Connect With Your Child Through Joint Book Reading

Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time while also improving his or her speech, language, and literacy skills.  Every time you read a book, even one you’ve read dozens of times, you can explore new concepts and experiences. Benefits of joint book reading When you read to your child, you… Read more »

July 23, 2019

Learning Language Through Play

There are tremendous opportunities for language development through different types of play. Through play with toys and everyday objects, children discover that they can make things happen. Children can also be exposed to new vocabulary and situations through play. Facilitating language development through play Household play. When you provide your child with a wide range… Read more »

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 »

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