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Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.
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.
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.
Mar 6, 2017

Making everyday experiences language rich

Between afterschool activities, therapy appointments and your to-do list, it can hard to find time to fit in extra practice for your child’s speech-language therapy. Parents can support their child’s expressive and receptive language goals making everyday activities (and even the extra special ones) more intentional. While many parents do this naturally, here are three simple ways to focus on building a language-rich experience.