The Parish School Blog

May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

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?
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...
Mar 6, 2019

Conflict and Play in a Child's World

Learn how Adventure Playground at The Parish School allows children the freedom to take risks and experience the full range of human emotion amongst peers, which includes the freedom to experience conflict.
Jan 8, 2019

Nancy Kaufman: The Apraxia “Guru” and her Methodology

Nationally recognized expert in childhood apraxia of speech, Nancy Kaufman, has provided training and consultation services to The Carruth Center and The Parish School since 2009. She will be on campus this week, working with clinicians and their clients, and holding an adult education seminar for families of children who have CAS. Learn more about Nancy Kaufman and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocal, the treatment methodology used by Carruth and Parish therapists.