The Parish School Blog
Jan 11, 2021
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.
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.
May 15, 2019
While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?
May 16, 2018
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.