The Parish School Blog

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.
May 16, 2018

Loose Parts Take Part in Early Childhood Play

Loose parts play has been a part of a Parish education since the school opened in 1983. Learn how we're expanding upon this type of play in our early childhood program today.
Apr 3, 2018

Know Before You Go: Advice for Parents Who Have Concerns About ASD for Their Child

About 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by age 8 (1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls)1, making it one of the most common childhood developmental disorders. Yet it can sometimes be confusing or difficult for parents or other caregivers to know what to do if they suspect their child may have ASD, and what to expect from an evaluation. The following information can help...