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Debunking Dyslexia Myths
Debunking Dyslexia Myths

Debunking Dyslexia Myths Dyslexia is a word that often stirs up fear and misunderstanding. In addition, it is awash in myths. Often, people think of a person with Dyslexia as an individual who confuses b’s and d’s or reads backwards. Others may think of a troubled reader who is confused by basic letters.  This…

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Best Toys For Speech And Language Development
Best Toys For Speech And Language Development

Best Toys For Speech And Language Development   LLA Therapy intern, Kelly Dugan, blogs about toys to promote speech and language. Simple toys can be great tools in your arsenal for bringing out language in your child. Below we highlight some examples of toys you might have laying around the house already and ways you can use…

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3 Tips for Promoting Speech and Language Development in Children: Ages 0-3
3 Tips for Promoting Speech and Language…

3 Tips for Promoting Speech and Language Development in Children: Ages 0-3   Ages 0-3 are critical for learning and mastering speech and language. Some babies and toddlers initiate talking earlier than others.  If you are looking to encourage speech and language in your little one, read on for easy guidelines to help…

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The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Treating a Cleft Palate
The Role of the Speech Pathologist…

The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Treating a Cleft Palate   It can be scary and heartbreaking to watch your child with a cleft palate struggle.  When treating a cleft palate, a multi-disciplinary team approach is the best way to provide the highest level of care to your child and your family. Allowing multiple…

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What to do When Your Kid is Too Loud!
What to do When Your Kid is Too Loud!

What to do When Your Kid is Too Loud!   All parents have experienced the desire for their child to speak in an ‘indoor voice’ when an ‘outdoor voice’ seems to be all their child wants to use.  Modulating voice is an important skill for kids to learn.  Read on for possible reasons your child may use a voice…

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Navigating Early Speech & Language Milestones: What to Expect Between Ages 2 and 3
Navigating Early Speech & Language…

Navigating Early Speech & Language Milestones: What to Expect Between Ages 2 and 3   Parents often wonder if their child’s skills are developing typically.  Between gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech-language skills, social-emotional functioning, and overall growth, there is a lot of information to track! …

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Transcortical Sensory Aphasia
Transcortical Sensory Aphasia

Transcortical Sensory Aphasia   Transcortical Sensory Aphasia (TSA) has a lot in common with Wernicke’s aphasia. People with TSA produce connected, flowing speech. However, that speech is likely to lack meaning due to word errors and invented words.   TSA is less common than other types of aphasia, including…

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5 Fun Ways to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary During the Holidays
5 Fun Ways to Build Your Child’s…

5 Fun Ways to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary During the Holidays During the holidays, children are off of school, families are spending time together, the weather is changing, and everyone is eating delicious food! Parents can use this time off as the perfect time to do vocabulary building activities.     5 Fun Vocabulary…

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Cerebral Palsy: Wheelchaır Posıtıonıng And Effects
Cerebral Palsy: Wheelchaır Posıtıonıng…

CEREBRAL PALSY: WHEELCHAIR POSITIONING AND EFFECTS   Often, pediatric Occupational or Physical Therapists work with children who have cerebral palsy and adaptive seating. A recent study on children with cerebral palsy, wheelchair positioning and the short term effects was published. The researchers evaluated the multidimensional…

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How VBA Helps Children With Language Deficit
How VBA Helps Children With Language…

How VBA Helps Children With Language Deficit   Verbal Behavior Analysis, or VBA, is a language intervention strategy based on the work of B.F. Skinner. An American psychologist, social philosopher, and inventor, Skinner was a leading figure in the branch of psychology known as Behaviorism. This school of psychology derives…

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Socıal Skılls, Motor Skılls And Autısm
Socıal Skılls, Motor Skılls And…

SOCIAL SKILLS, MOTOR SKILLS AND AUTISM   How are social skills, motor skills and autism associated with each other? Previous research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills and motor skills are characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.     Research Review on Social Skills, Motor…

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How To Help A Chıld Wıth Anxıety In The Classroom
How To Help A Chıld Wıth Anxıety…

  HOW TO HELP A CHILD WITH ANXIETY IN THE CLASSROOM   Do you work with children who are anxious at school or at home?  Learn how to help a child with anxiety in the classroom with these 10 interventions.  Parents and teachers can be part of the support system for a child who experiences anxiety.  …

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Signs of Reading Disability Across Grades
Signs of Reading Disability Across…

Signs of Reading Disability Across Grades     Reading Disability (also known as “Dyslexia”) is a disorder of phonology at its base.  It affects reading, writing, and sometimes other skills such as memorization of math facts and language expression.  We know that Reading Disability is persistent but also highly…

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Mental Health
Mental Health

Mental Health     Occupational therapists working in mental health help people to achieve the everyday activities that people engage in and find meaningful. They draw on a range of psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help people understand and cope with their daily function, productivity and capacity through…

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What is PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)?
What is PECS (Picture Exchange Communication…

What is PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)?     PECS or Picture Exchange Communication System is an augmentative and alternative form of communication that can be used across ages and disabilities.  It teaches functional communication that is immediately useful for individuals who have either…

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Primary progressive aphasia
Primary progressive aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia     Primary progressive aphasia (uh-FAY-zhuh) is a rare nervous system (neurological) syndrome that affects your ability to communicate. People who have it can have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding or finding words. Symptoms begin gradually, often before age 65, and worsen…

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EMPOWER CHILDREN, PARENTS AND TEACHERS – 5 WAYS FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPISTS TO HELP
EMPOWER CHILDREN, PARENTS AND TEACHERS…

EMPOWER CHILDREN, PARENTS AND TEACHERS – 5 WAYS FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPISTS TO HELP     Pediatric therapists can help to empower children, parents and teachers. In fact, encouraging children and families to work on independence is an underlying goal for all children. Essentially, when we empower children and their support…

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Lee Silverman Voice Treatment in Parkinson's Disease
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment in Parkinson's…

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment in Parkinson's Disease     The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an intensive program of voice exercises for people with Parkinson's disease.1 It targets several areas where those who suffer from Parkinson's have significant problems: loudness and clarity of speech.     The…

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Public Statement - Occupational Therapy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Public Statement - Occupational Therapy…

  Public Statement - Occupational Therapy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic     The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the lives, health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities worldwide. In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals,…

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Strategıes For Self-Care
Strategıes For Self-Care

                                STRATEGIES FOR SELF-CARE         Have you come up for air at all yet?  Back to school is such a crazy time of year.  Around here it is our busiest time of year without a doubt. …

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In Autism, Speech and Communication Are Not the Same thing
In Autism, Speech and Communication…

  In Autism, Speech and Communication Are Not the Same thing       People with autism spectrum disorders may be entirely non-verbal, they may have limited useful speech, or they may be very talkative indeed. No matter what their verbal abilities, though, almost everyone on the autism spectrum has a hard…

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Strategies for Pre-Reading | The Benefits of Wordless Books
Strategies for Pre-Reading | The Benefits…

  Strategies for Pre-Reading | The Benefits of Wordless Books           One of my favorite tools to use in speech therapy is a wordless book. They have endless (okay, maybe not completely endless, there is a story in those pictures) possibilities for creating, imagining, predicting, and story…

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Effectıve Collaboratıon In Schools
Effectıve Collaboratıon In Schools…

EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION IN SCHOOLS       When you work in an educational environment, a big part of the job is effective collaboration in schools.  There is collaboration between many different stakeholders such as students, parents, classroom teachers, physical educators, art teachers, music teachers, computer…

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Occupatıonal Therapy In The School Settıng Can Help Wıth Academıcs, Learnıng And Partıcıpatıon
Occupatıonal Therapy In The School…

  OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN THE SCHOOL SETTING CAN HELP WITH ACADEMICS, LEARNING AND PARTICIPATION   Recent research explored occupational therapy in the school setting and how it can help with academics, learning and participation. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy completed a systemic research review on the…

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Speech and language skills for school aged children
Speech and language skills for school…

Speech and language skills for school aged children.   In a previous post Christine talked about some of the necessary language skills for 4 – 6 year old children. These skills are also required for reading and writing. The beginning of the school year is next week!! You’ve got your child’s uniform ready, new school bags…

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Beyond Time-Outs – What to do When Your Toddler Acts Out
Beyond Time-Outs – What to do When…

Beyond Time-Outs – What to do When Your Toddler Acts Out     When your child takes the crayons out of the closet and draws on the living room walls, a common reaction would be to put him or her in time-out. After the time-out, your child goes back and draws on the walls again. What is happening? Sometimes,…

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What is Mixed Transcortical Aphasia?
What is Mixed Transcortical Aphasia?

What is Mixed Transcortical Aphasia?       Mixed Transcortical Aphasia is a type of aphasia in which repetition is the primary language ability that is present. It is an uncommon type of aphasia. Mixed transcortical aphasia has also been called isolation aphasia. It is considered a more severe form of aphasia.…

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How To Select Approprıate Toys For Young Chıldren
How To Select Approprıate Toys For…

How To Select Approprıate Toys For Young Chıldren       Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently published a report on how to select appropriate toys for young children in the digital era?  I am SO EXCITED about this report because it highlights the benefits of simple toys and…

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9 Healthy Habits to Improve Your Speaking or Singing Voice
9 Healthy Habits to Improve Your Speaking…

9 Healthy Habits to Improve Your Speaking or Singing Voice       “The human voice is the organ of the soul.” ― Henry Longfellow   Do you like the sound of your speaking or singing voice? Lifestyle choices often affect the quality of your voice. Conversely, the tone of your voice may reflect certain lifestyle…

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Discover the Mysteries of Broca's Area and Speech
Discover the Mysteries of Broca's Area…

Discover the Mysteries of Broca's Area and Speech     Broca's area, one of the main areas of the cerebral cortex, is responsible for producing language. This region of the brain was named for French neurosurgeon Paul Broca, who discovered the function of this area during the 1850s while examining the…

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Talking and play: school-age children
Talking and play: school-age children

                                                                              Talking and play: school-age children      …

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What is Conduction Aphasia?
What is Conduction Aphasia?

What is Conduction Aphasia?       Conduction aphasia is a type of aphasia in which the main impairment is in the inability to repeat words or phrases. Other areas of language are less impaired (or not at all). It is also known as associative aphasia. A person with conduction aphasia can usually read,…

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Kınesıo tape, balance and chıldren
Kınesıo tape, balance and chıldren…

KINESIO TAPE, BALANCE AND CHILDREN       A recent study examined the effect of Kinesio Taping (KT) effect on balance and foot arches in young people with intellectual disability. The researchers studied 30 young people with intellectual disability and flat feet.       Methodology The participants were…

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Helping The Anxious Child Using Exposure Therapy
Helping The Anxious Child Using Exposure…

  Helping The Anxious Child Using Exposure Therapy         Anxiety and worry serves a biological purpose. It helps protect us from potential danger by pumping our body with the chemicals and energy to fight or flight. However, sometimes children (and adults) experience anxiety over situations that pose…

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Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Muscle Tension Dysphonia       Understanding the Disorder     Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD)   The term “muscle tension dysphonia” is a general term for an imbalance in the coordination of the muscles and breathing patterns needed to create voice. This imbalance can be seen without any anatomical…

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Impact of Isolation on Childhood Development
Impact of Isolation on Childhood Development

Impact of Isolation on Childhood Development   ​   Most children, adolescents, and teens consider school, sports, and other activities their most important social platforms. Although they can connect with friends online, having access to their peers, in-person is key to building relationships.   And now that…

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Difficulty with Language Comprehension After Stroke or Brain Injury
Difficulty with Language Comprehension…

Difficulty with Language Comprehension After Stroke or Brain Injury       Language comprehension skills vary a lot from one person with aphasia to another. Some people with aphasia are able to understand spoken language with little or no difficulty. Many people are able to comprehend as long as the messages…

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Use play dough to ıncrease hand strength
Use play dough to ıncrease hand strength

  USE PLAY DOUGH TO INCREASE HAND STRENGTH     Play dough is an amazing, simple tool to help children increase muscle strength in the fingers and hands, expand creativity and encourage imagination.  Below are 10 ways to use play dough to increase hand strength.       Why Use Play Dough…

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Debunking Bilingualism Myths: Will My Child’s Language Be Delayed?
Debunking Bilingualism Myths: Will…

Debunking Bilingualism Myths: Will My Child’s Language Be Delayed?       Parents may wonder, what are the benefits of exposing my child to two languages? Children who are exposed to multiple languages from an early age are more likely to become bilingual, and may have greater success with second language…

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7 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Independent
7 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be…

7 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Independent       Just because your teen turns 18 doesn't mean they're ready to move out of the house and live on their own. Unless you've taught them the life skills necessary to live in the real world, there's a good chance they may struggle to be independent.1   In fact,…

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Developmental Milestones: 2 Year Olds
Developmental Milestones: 2 Year Olds

Developmental Milestones: 2 Year Olds     What are some of the developmental milestones my child should reach by two years of age?   Your baby enters her second year and becomes a toddler, crawling vigorously, starting to walk, even talking a little. Exploring the boundaries established by your rules and her own physical…

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Tips To Improve Transitions
Tips To Improve Transitions

  Tips To Improve Transitions     “The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus   Does your child struggle with ending activities, trying new things, or engaging in non-preferred tasks/demands? Transitions can be difficult especially when a child is not expecting the change. Advanced preparation,…

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Helping Your Child Produce the /G/ Sound at Home
Helping Your Child Produce the /G/…

  Helping Your Child Produce the /G/ Sound at Home       It is common for young children to make certain sound substitutions as their speech and language skills are developing. One example is substituting /t/ for /k/ (e.g. saying “tar” instead of “car”); another is substituting /d/ for /g/ (e.g. saying…

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Handwrıtıng legıbılıty ın chıldren
Handwrıtıng legıbılıty ın chıldren

  HANDWRITING LEGIBILITY IN CHILDREN Even in this digital era, handwriting continues to be an important skill for children to master.  When a student’s handwriting is not legible, it can be a struggle for the student and the teacher.  Pediatric Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers can encourage handwriting…

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Should children do chores? yes and here is why
Should children do chores? yes and…

  SHOULD CHILDREN DO CHORES? YES AND HERE IS WHY     Should children do chores? Heck yes!  In fact, it should be on the top of the list. Performing chores teaches children important life skills.  As parents and teachers, it can be super hard to stand by sometimes while children learn how to help at…

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Phonological Process Disorder vs. Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Phonological Process Disorder vs. Childhood…

Phonological Process Disorder vs. Childhood Apraxia of Speech   A phonological process disorder and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) are two speech disorders that affect your child’s intelligibility and in some cases, can present similarly. However, characteristics of these two are different.     Phonological…

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How To Help Your Child Find The Right Friends
How To Help Your Child Find The Right…

How To Help Your Child Find The Right Friends   Helping children navigate their social environment can be challenging terms of developing self-initiation, advocacy, and flexibility skills. What is your role as a parent in facilitating the development of your child’s new friendships?     How to Help Your Child Find…

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Primary progressive aphasia
Primary progressive aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia     Primary progressive aphasia (uh-FAY-zhuh) is a rare nervous system (neurological) syndrome that affects your ability to communicate. People who have it can have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding or finding words.   Symptoms begin gradually, often before age 65, and…

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How does physical development affect Learning?
How does physical development affect…

  HOW DOES PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AFFECT LEARNING?   Most school staff are already aware of the physical benefits of exercise, such as strengthening of the heart and lungs, preventing weight gain, healthy bones, good posture and more. However, many are not aware of the potential brain-boosting benefits of physical activity…

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How To Increase Home Exercıse Program Complıance
How To Increase Home Exercıse Program…

HOME EXERCISE PROGRAMS   HOW TO INCREASE HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM COMPLIANCE   How to increase home exercise program compliance for parents of children with disabilities can be a tough question to answer. Parents have a particularly tough job today.  Juggling work, home life, children’s schedules, homework assignments…

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HOW CAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSGRAPHIA?
HOW CAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELP STUDENTS…

HOW CAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSGRAPHIA?     Are you a teacher who has students with dysgraphia?  Perhaps you are an Occupational Therapist who receives referrals for students with dysgraphia?  Maybe you are a parent wondering how can occupational therapy help students with dysgraphia? …

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES – TIPS FOR INCLUSION SPORTS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN WITH…

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES – TIPS FOR INCLUSION SPORTS   Many of us are aware of the importance of physical activity for children with disabilities.  Unfortunately, research indicates that persons with disabilities frequently join inclusive sports but do not continue with inclusion…

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EXERCISE AND ADHD – WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
EXERCISE AND ADHD – WHAT DOES THE…

ADHD EXERCISE AND ADHD – WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?   There has been many studies on exercise and ADHD that indicate a possible beneficial effect on functional outcomes for children with ADHD. A recent meta-analysis research study was completed and published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.     Results of…

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How To Help Children With Low Muscle Tone
How To Help Children With Low Muscle…

HOW TO HELP CHILDREN WITH LOW MUSCLE TONE   If you are a parent or teacher, you might wonder how to help children with low muscle tone.  As pediatric therapists, we often work with children who have hypotonia or low muscle tone.  Children who have low muscle tone may receive direct occupational or physical therapy…

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5 Ways a Speech Language Pathologist Can Help a Child with Autism
5 Ways a Speech Language Pathologist…

5 Ways a Speech Language Pathologist Can Help a Child with Autism   in Autism, Behavior, Diagnostics, Feeding, Living Skills, Neuropsychology, Parenting, Speech and Language /by Kate Connolly   Having a child receive a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder can…

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How to Explain a Language Disorder to a Teacher
How to Explain a Language Disorder…

How to Explain a Language Disorder to a Teacher   in Development, Diagnostics, Education, Kindergarten-5th Grade, Middle School, Parenting, Preschool, School, Speech and Language, Teachers /by Kate Connolly   Of all the categories available under IDEA law,…

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 Holiday Cooking for Speech and Language Development
Holiday Cooking for Speech and Language…

  Holiday Cooking for Speech and Language Development     Ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner! This means family, fun, vacations, and a lot of free time. And let’s face it; you’ll most likely have a lot of cooking to do. So, why not have your kids help you, while you help them by making cooking…

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10 Tips to Support Children with Language Processing Delays
10 Tips to Support Children with Language…

10 Tips to Support Children with Language Processing Delays   Once children receive a diagnosis of a language delay or learning disability, they often discover that they have 'processing delays' as well. What does “processing delay” mean? This term refers to the time it takes for the child to process information from text,…

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Tips for Improving Your Child’s Social Skills
Tips for Improving Your Child’s Social…

Tips for Improving Your Child’s Social Skills   in Autism, Behavior, Development, Education, High School, How To, Mental Health, Middle School, Parenting, Social Work, Speech and Language, Teens /by Jaclyn Schneider   Why don’t they just get it?…

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3 Behavıors Lınked To Hıgher Mental Abılıty In Chıldren
3 Behavıors Lınked To Hıgher Mental…

3 BEHAVIORS LINKED TO HIGHER MENTAL ABILITY IN CHILDREN   Parents play a key role in supporting children to maximize their potential at school.  As we all know, what goes on in the home greatly affects what goes on at school and vice versa.  Recent research on over 4000 children and adolescents in the United States,…

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How to improve fokucs and memory in children
How to improve fokucs and memory in…

HOW TO IMPROVE FOCUS AND MEMORY IN CHILDREN   Do you work with students who struggle to maintain focus and find memory tasks difficult?  Are you in search of ideas of how to improve focus and memory in children?  Here are several strategies to help children.   Ideas for How To Improve Focus Classrooms are busy…

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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Red Flags for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Social-Emotional and Behavioral Red…

Social-Emotional and Behavioral Red Flags for Toddlers and Preschoolers   in Behavior, Birth-3, Mental Health, Parenting, Preschool, Social Work, SOCIAL WORK/MENTAL HEALTH, Specialties and Services /by Rebecca Kieffer   It might be hard to imagine what mental health concerns…

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3 Strategıes To Help Wıth Anxıety In Chıldren
3 Strategıes To Help Wıth Anxıety…

3 STRATEGIES TO HELP WITH ANXIETY IN CHILDREN   Anxiety can be very difficult for children resulting in considerable stress with negative consequences on daily living skills. There are many strategies to help with anxiety in children.  Many children with co-morbid conditions such as autism spectrum disorder or intellectual…

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Broca's Aphasia
Broca's Aphasia

Broca’s aphasia is a form of aphasia in which the person knows what they want to say but is unable to produce the words or sentence. It is also known as non-fluent aphasia and expressive aphasia, and severity can range from mild to severe. People with Broca’s aphasia are typically aware of their communication…

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5 Warning Signs That Your Toddler May Need Speech-Language Therapy
5 Warning Signs That Your Toddler May…

  It is such an exciting time when children are first acquiring words; they can begin to express wants and needs, communicate with parents, and begin to label objects in sight. Most children will begin to speak their first words around 1 year of age, but what happens if they don’t?   Don’t panic—children progress…

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Improving Self Esteem
Improving Self Esteem

Teachers have long known that when students feel good about themselves, they are able to achieve more in the classroom. Think about yourself: the more confident you are, the more capable you feel, no matter the task. When a child feels capable and sure of themselves, they are easier to motivate and more likely…

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How to Talk to Kids About Race and Cultural Diversity
How to Talk to Kids About Race and…

Racial and cultural diversity is an excellent topic to teach grade-school-age children. Grade-schoolers are forming lots of opinions about themselves and the people around them. This is when their natural curiosity about differences in appearance and cultural backgrounds really begins to come into play. Children who are grade-school…

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Academic And Personal Behaviors Necessary For Student Success
Academic And Personal Behaviors Necessary…

There are many academic and personal behaviors necessary for student success that teachers instill in their students. Doing well in school is not all about good grades. Students need foundational skills in order to be successful students. Some examples are persistence, engagement, work habits, organizational skills, communication,…

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Causes of autism spectrum disorder
Causes of autism spectrum disorder

Key points There is no single, known cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But it’s clear that what parents do or don’t do doesn’t cause ASD in children. Causes of ASD might include genes, brain development, family history and other factors.   What causes autism spectrum disorder? We don’t know exactly what causes autism…

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How To Increase Parent Involvement At School
How To Increase Parent Involvement…

Do you struggle with figuring out how to increase parent involvement at school?  It can be difficult for school-based therapists, teachers and other staff to reach out to parents during the hectic school day.   Parents are an integral part of the special education team. They know the most about their children’s…

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Treating Aphasia Through AAC Devices
Treating Aphasia Through AAC Devices

Treating Aphasia Through AAC Devices Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) often recommend an AAC or speech-generating device to individuals with moderate to severe aphasia. Although the benefits of these devices are well established, individuals and caregivers often draw their own conclusions without consulting the SLP.…

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AAC: Speech Devices for Autism
AAC: Speech Devices for Autism

https://www.nspt4kids.com/parenting/aac-speech-devices-for-autism-north-shore-pediatric-therapy/

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Mindful Breathing For Kids
Mindful Breathing For Kids

https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2019/08/01/mindful-breathing-for-kids-2/

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School Readiness: What Does it Take for Your Child to Succeed in School?
School Readiness: What Does it Take…

https://www.nspt4kids.com/parenting/school-readiness-what-does-it-take-for-your-child-to-succeed-in-school-north-shore-pediatric-therapy/

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How To Help Children With Body Mapping
How To Help Children With Body Mapping

https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2019/12/19/body-mapping-occupational-therapy/

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Bayley Scales Test for Infant and Toddler Development
Bayley Scales Test for Infant and Toddler…

https://www.verywellfamily.com/bayley-scales-test-early-development-2162363

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What is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)?
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist…

https://www.aphasia.com/caregiver/your-healthcare-team/speech-language-pathologists/

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Protecting Those You Serve, Co-Workers, and Yourself From COVID-19
Protecting Those You Serve, Co-Workers,…

https://blog-asha-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/blog.asha.org/2020/03/05/protecting-those-you-serve-co-workers-and-yourself-from-covid-19/amp/

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 Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

http://www.theexpatspeechie.com/blog/childhood-apraxia-of-speech-cas

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Toys to Elicit Language from Birth to Three
Toys to Elicit Language from Birth…

 https://www.nspt4kids.com/specialties-and-services/speech-language-pathology/toys-elicit-language-birth-three/

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Teach Your Child to Self-Advocate
Teach Your Child to Self-Advocate

 https://www.nspt4kids.com/parenting/teach-child-self-advocate/

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Seven Things to Know About Fluency Disorders
Seven Things to Know About Fluency…

https://www.napacenter.org/fluency-disorders/

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Positive Ways to Correct Your Child
Positive Ways to Correct Your Child

https://www.lexercise.com/blog/positive-ways-to-correct-child

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Healthy Routines for Your Child
Healthy Routines for Your Child

https://www.lexercise.com/blog/routine

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Children Lack Social Skills
Children Lack Social Skills

https://www.lexercise.com/blog/children-lack-social-skills

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Stuttering
Stuttering

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stuttering/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353577

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The Many Strengths of Dyslexics
The Many Strengths of Dyslexics

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/dyslexics/learn-about-dyslexia/what-is-dyslexia/the-many-strengths-of-dyslexics

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20 Common Dyslexia Symptoms
20 Common Dyslexia Symptoms

https://www.lexercise.com/blog/20-common-symptoms-of-dyslexia

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Childhood apraxia of speech
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Help! My Child Has a Texture Aversion

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How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You

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Lisps: Why They Happen

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Communication Dos and Dont's

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Disciplining Older Children

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Tüm çocuklar diğer çocuklarla sosyalleşerek dil konusunda daha başarılı olabilirler. Gerçekten yakın yaştaki diğer çocukların yanında olmanın, çocuğunuzun dil ve konuşma gelişimi için yapabileceğiniz en iyi şeylerden biri olduğuna inanıyorum. Sosyalleşmek sadece dilin bir bileşeni olan sosyal becerileri…

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Çocuklarda Davranış Bozuklukları

Tüm küçük çocuklar zaman zaman yaramaz olabiliyorlar, bu tamamen normal bir durumdur. Ancak, bazı çocuklar yaşları için normların dışında kalan son derece yanlış ve zorlayıcı davranışlara sahiptirler. En yaygın davranış bozuklukları, muhalif meydan okuma bozukluğunu (MMOB), davranış bozukluğunu (DB) ve…

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Sosyal İletişimi Anlamak

Sosyal İletişim Nedir? Sosyal iletişim, sosyal durumlarda dilin (sözsüz de dâhil olmak üzere) kullanılmasıdır. Sosyal iletişim gelişimsel ve sezgisel olabilir, ancak bazılarımız için bu sosyal yeterlilikler doğal olarak gelmiyor da olabilir. Bu durumda sosyal becerilerin öğrenilmesi gerekir. Oyunun ve İletişimin…

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Küçük Çocuklar ve Travma
Küçük Çocuklar ve Travma

Okul öncesi çağdaki çocuklar tıpkı büyük çocuklar ve yetişkinler gibi, travmadan ciddi şekilde etkilenebilir. Araba kazaları, orman yangınları, ani hastalıklar, ailede travmatik bir kayıp, toplumda işlenen bir suç, istismar veya şiddet gibi hayati tehlike içeren olaylar travmaya neden olabilir. Okul öncesi dönemdeki…

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Hafıza, Düşünme ve Kendini Kontrol…

Bellek, düşünme ve kendini kontrol etme, insanların her gün kullandığı üç temel beceridir. Bunların hepsine yürütücü işlev becerileri denir. Küçük çocukların, sağlıklı beyin gelişiminin bir parçası olarak bu becerileri geliştirmeleri için yardıma ihtiyaçları vardır. Yürütücü işlev becerilerinin…

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Down Sendromu Nedir?
Down Sendromu Nedir?

Down sendromu, kişinin ekstra bir kromozom kopyasına sahip olduğu genetik bir durumdur. Bu ek kromozom, bir miktar zihinsel yetersizliğe ve bir dizi fiziksel ve gelişimsel özelliklere neden olabilir. Down sendromu ile büyüyen insanlar çeşitli desteklerle, topluluklarının değerli üyeleri olma ve onlara katılma kabiliyetine…

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Kekemeliğin genellikle erken çocukluk döneminde ortaya çıkmakta ve her 100 çocuğun yaklaşık 5'inde kekemelik görülmektedir. Yetişkin nüfus için ise oran % 1'e düşmektedir, bu sebeple bu 5 kişiden 4'ünün sorunsuzca ilerleyebileceğini söyleyebiliriz. Tavsiye olarak bir dil ve konuşma terapistine erken müdahale…

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Beyinsel Bozukluklar

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Bir çocuğun işi oyun oynamaktır ve şüphesiz ki çocuklar aktif olmayı seviyorlar. Fiziksel aktiviteyi günlük rutininin bir parçası yapmak sadece eğlenceli değil, aynı zamanda sağlıklıdır. Çocukları küçük yaşta aktif olmaları için desteklemek, yaşamları boyunca onlarla birlikte kalabilecekleri bir rutinin…

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Dil ve Konuşma Gelişiminde Ayna Kullanımı

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Hidrosefali, beyin omurilik sıvısı (BOS) birikmesinden kaynaklanan beyin boşluklarının anormal genişlemesi durumudur. Kesin tedavisi yoktur, ancak hidrosefali cerrahi ile kontrol altına alınabilir. Kontrol altına alınmadığında ise beyin hasarı veya ölümle sonuçlanabilir. BOS, beyin tarafından üretilen ve emilen…

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Disleksi Nedir ve Belirtileri Nelerdir?
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Disleksi, kişinin dil ve kelimeler konusunda zorluk yaşadığı bir tür özel öğrenme bozukluğudur. Dislekside en yaygın karakteristik özellik, insanların belirgin bir sebep olmadan okuma ve hecelemede zorluk çekmeleridir. Kişi zeki olabilir, diğer alanlarda iyi sonuçlar elde edebilir ve başkaları ile aynı eğitime…

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Dil, bebeğinizin gelişimi için temeldir. Her bebek dinleyerek, sesler çıkararak ve başkalarıyla iletişim kurarak konuşmayı öğrenir. Bebekler doğdukları andan itibaren öğrenmeye başlarlar - önce alıcı dil becerileri (duyduklarını anlama), sonra ifade edici dil becerileri (konuşma) edinilir. Bu yazıda da, bebeğinizin…

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