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December 12, 2018

Supporting Children with Autism with Social Stories

Social Stories are short stories used as a teaching tool for children with autism that describe a potentially challenging situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. They are written or tailored to a child with autism understand and behave appropriately in social situations. Social Stories have a specifically defined… Read more »

December 5, 2018

Learning 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. Photo from pexels.com Facilitating language development through play Household play. When you provide your child with… Read more »

November 27, 2018

Baby Sign Language

Baby sign language is a great way to encourage language before your baby is able to vocally produce words. It allows a baby to communicate what he wants, or what is on his mind. Being able to use the hand gestures of baby sign dramatically reduces frustration that may occur for both the baby and the parent…. Read more »

November 20, 2018

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy days with a toddler can sometimes be challenging. You might find yourself not being as active as you are during sunnier months because the go-to favorite of the park is not possible in the rain. Here are a few ideas of developmentally appropriate activities for toddlers in the community and at home to help… Read more »

November 14, 2018

Strategies for Early Language Development

Children’s first few years of life are a vital time in their speech and language development. Parents are a key factor in this development as they are their child’s first language model. Simple daily interactions can be manipulated in order to create opportunities for learning. Photo from pexels.com Encouraging language development Modeling Children learn new… Read more »

November 6, 2018

Early Intervention: An Overview

Early intervention is a term used to describe therapeutic services for children from birth to age three. For infants and toddlers not meeting developmental milestones, early intervention services are critical for their future success and to support their families. Photo from Pexels.com What is early intervention? Early intervention is a term used to refer to… Read more »

October 31, 2018

Speech Sounds Disorders and Problems with Reading

Most children who struggle with reading are those with a history of speech sound disorders (SSD). In addition to having difficulty saying the speech sounds of the language, children with SSD need more time to process speech sounds and tend to have difficulty identifying and manipulating them, important aspects of phonological awareness. Photo from pexels.com… Read more »

October 23, 2018

Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction and Your Child

Studies show that children with dyslexia or related speech sound disorders need a multi-sensory approach to reading. Multi-sensory education incorporates three learning pathways, which are: auditory (hearing), kinesthetic (touching or moving), and visual (seeing). Photo from pexels.com A multi-sensory approach to reading is beneficial not only for students with dyslexia, but for all learners. It… Read more »

October 16, 2018

Messy Play

Tactile play offers endless opportunities for learning and messy play is a crucial component of early education. There are many benefits of messy play. Photo from pexels.com What are the benefits of messy play? Messy play offers benefits to children of all ages and abilities. It allows children to become engaged and get to know… Read more »

October 10, 2018

Having Fun with Sensory Integration Activities

From the womb into adulthood, our neurological systems are developing and processing an overwhelming amount of sensory information every day. Our system must then interpret this information and make it ready to be tolerated and used for specific purposes. To help with this process, sensory integration activities are a fun and necessary part of development for any child, whether… Read more »

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