Category: Techniques and Strategies

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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Trick-or-Treating Visual

Halloween is a lot of fun for most children.  You get to dress-up, knock on doors and get lots of treats. For children with language and developmental delays or sensory processing issues, trick-or-treating can be very difficult.  Here are a few tips

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Making My Mark! The Beginnings of Handwriting Development

By:  Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Brightsong, LLC Handwriting is an important “occupation” for most children. However, handwriting development does not begin when a child starts school. It actually begins at a much earlier age.

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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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3 Strategies You Can Do To Encourage Language

We all know that 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 want to make

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Travel Tips for Long Car Rides

Written By:  Amy Foster, MSp.Ed. Developmental and Behavior Specialist Mother of 4 It’s summertime, which for many families means travel time! Here are some pointers for car travel with children of any age. Parenting four children and living across the

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Travel Tips: Air Travel

Written By:  Amy Foster, MSp.Ed. Developmental and Behavior Specialist Mother of 4 It’s summertime, which for many families means travel time! Here are some pointers for air travel with children of any age. A little bit of extra preparation can

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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 Tips for Playtime

  As adults, we sometimes forget what it was like to be a kid.  It’s important to spend time playing with your child.  Some of us may need some guidance in how to “play.”  Here are 5 tips for playtime with

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