The Parish School Blog

Jan 11, 2021

Q&A on Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Nancy Kaufman

Parents of children who have apraxia of speech or other significant articulation disorders hear from apraxia expert, Nancy Kaufman, as she answers questions and provides her top tips for increasing speech and language skills in children who struggle to effectively communicate with others. This one-hour virtual Q&A session was held Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Jun 24, 2020

The Meat and Potatoes of Feeding and Eating

If you’re in search of simple strategies to help your young one to eat a more varied diet, then this is for you! This one-hour virtual adult education session features Jennifer Woody, as she explores the reasons children frequently “get stuck” when it comes to food, and how to support them in trying new foods.
Mar 5, 2020

Getting Ready to Write

Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. See this list of skills that early childhood professionals look for when considering whether a child is ready to write.
Mar 19, 2019

Helping You Help Children Communicate

It is so important that every member of a child’s treatment team is empowered to support their growth and has the tools to help that child succeed. The Parish School seeks to develop resources for growing the skills of our staff, families and students. The Hanen Centre©, a non-profit organization, shares this goal of helping others to help children communicate. Within the past year, Parish has implemented several programs from the Hanen organization as part of family and staff training. Here are a few of our favorite Hanen strategies parents can try during book reading with their child...