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Aug 23, 2017

Oh, the many ways to play!

The word 'play' can bring up the image of a large variety of activities. Each stage of playing, learning and discovering has a purpose in a child's development. It's important to be aware that there are different ways to "play" and have a basic understanding of where your child is at in their development.
Aug 9, 2017

5 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School for Children who have Language/Learning Differences

Whether your child is starting a new school or returning for another year, each academic year brings changes and a new set of challenges. We’ve gathered a list of actions that parents can take to help ease worry and make the back-to-school transition a more positive experience for all.
May 3, 2017

Guidelines for Choosing a Speech-Language Pathologist

When your child has been diagnosed with a language delay, perhaps the first question that comes to mind is, “Now what?” As a parent, you want to make sure you know what steps to take next. You want to move in a direction that will help your child learn to communicate more effectively and you want to move in this direction with confidence. You shouldn’t feel alone when looking for answers. Choosing the right therapist can help you begin to answer the “Now what?” question in a way that makes the most sense for your family and your child. So, a more specific question that could be answered is “What should I look for in a speech-language pathologist or therapist?”
Apr 18, 2017

Household chores to enhance development

This April, not only are we celebrating Occupational Therapy Month, but we also mark the centennial celebration of the occupational therapy profession. This month, as you begin tackling "spring cleaning" around the house, we encourage you to involve your child in these daily jobs to enhance their development.