The Parish School Blog

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...
Oct 16, 2018

A Parent’s Guide to Apraxia

Receiving the news that your child has childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be devasting, shocking and confusing. Because this speech/sound disorder is rare—occurring in 1-2 children per 1,000—many doctors, educators, professionals and even speech-language pathologists have minimal understanding of CAS, its causes, characteristics and treatment. Listed below is what YOU should know about childhood apraxia of speech.