The Parish School Blog
Mar 5, 2020
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.
Oct 29, 2019
Every parent looks forward to the day their child can read fluently. Society leads us to believe that this is the pinnacle of a child’s early academic career. We’ve been told it indicates children will be more successful in their overall long-term education. However, research has found the opposite to be true. Read on to learn how early reading is correlated with success in elementary school, but doesn’t seem to lead directly to college enrollment or success.
Mar 19, 2019
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
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.