Category: Early Intervention

7 Strategies to Encourage Language Skills During Play

By: Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Talking with children is important for language growth and development.   How we talk to them is just as important as the words we say.  For young children and those with language delays, we

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Positioning and Tools for Feeding

Written By: Amy Foster, MS.Ed., Developmental Specialist & Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist We were recently speaking with a parent about her child’s eating.  Her son accepts food from a spoon, but is very reluctant to expand or explore by touching

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What To Do When You’re Concerned About Your Child

By: Amy Foster, M.S.Ed., Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 When you notice that your child is not developing or behaving like his peers, instinct is to reassure yourself that every child is different and develops at his or her

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3 Reasons to Use Sign Language to Build Your Child’s Language

Many therapists, teachers and parents have started implementing sign language while working with children. By using signs, we are providing them with another way to communicate.  While using signs with your child, always say the word while you are signing to help

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How To Help Your Child Identify Common Objects

Identifying common objects is an important language skill for your child to learn.  Demonstrating that they understand what an object is and being able to choose between 2 objects will help them express their wants and needs and reduce their frustration.

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How to Make and Use a Busy Bag

Written By:  Julie Farrar, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Headed on a road trip with the kids this summer? Pack a busy bag! A busy bag is a fun way to keep your little ones entertained while on the road. The

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5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Language Skills

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month.  This month, our blog is focusing on encouraging and developing speech and language skills. Children learn language every day, especially during social interactions with others and play activities. Playing with toys teaches new skills, enhances skills

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5 Things You Can Do If You Suspect Your Child Might Have Autism

Autism is rapidly becoming one of the most diagnosed childhood developmental disorders. Autism is very complex and is often difficult to diagnose. It includes a wide range of symptoms and will be different for each child. That being said, here

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Autism and Early Intervention

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