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.
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.
Oct 29, 2019

Why Reading Comprehension Stalls

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

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...