Understanding Speech Sound Disorders

Understanding Speech Sound Disorders

So, your child is working on speech sounds in speech therapy. But this can mean a lot of different things! Differing speech sound disorder diagnoses lead to a different treatment approach from your speech and language pathologist. Here are some helpful tricks and tips...
Speech and Language During the Holidays

Speech and Language During the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner which means extra time with family, friends, and opportunities for language development. Here is what you can be doing to help aid your child’s language development while also having fun during the holiday season: Describing:...
Baby, It’s TOO Cold Outside!

Baby, It’s TOO Cold Outside!

Noses are red, fingers are blue, if you’re stuck inside, we have some activities for you! As Wisconsinites know, the winter months can bring plenty of uncertainties!  Is it going to snow 10 inches?  Will it be 20 below?  Is my car going to start?  Will school be...
If Only I Had Known a Parent Perspective

If Only I Had Known a Parent Perspective

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It can be one of the most demanding and challenging jobs you’ll ever have. Add to that a child with special needs and the job can become downright overwhelming. Although there is no secret playbook or magic formula that can...
Sensory Friendly Halloween Costumes

Sensory Friendly Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a time to indulge in sweet treat, carve pumpkins, and dress up in fun…or spooky costumes. While dressing up can be a great way to show your creative side, it can be challenging to find a costume that meets the needs of kids with sensory, accessibility, or...
Dynamic Movement Intervention

Dynamic Movement Intervention

Have you been considering seeking out additional supports for your child’s gross motor development? Sometimes families come to us with specific programs or interventions they have heard of that they are interested in learning more about or pursing for their child....
Fall STEM Activities

Fall STEM Activities

October is a great time to introduce some fall themed STEM activities! STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM related activities encourage children to develop problem solving skills, communication skills, and work together as a team....
Promoting Self-Advocacy in the Classroom

Promoting Self-Advocacy in the Classroom

“Self-advocacy is teaching other people how to treat us with dignity and respect. It is asking for what we deserve, and not accepting anything less” (Cook O’Toole, 2013)   Self-advocacy is something that we use on a daily basis to speak up for ourselves and our...
Welcoming a New Sibling

Welcoming a New Sibling

Your family is growing! How exciting! There is often lots to do to prepare your home for a new baby, but almost as important as preparing for the baby itself, is preparing the older sibling for the changes that lay ahead. We’ve gathered some of our top recommendations...
When a Dragon Moves In

When a Dragon Moves In

Photo illustrated by: Howard McWilliam, book written by Jodi Moore, published by Flashlight Press. We know children thrive when they are given freedom to create their own made up worlds and ideas. With imagination and creativity, anything is possible! With imagination...
Sensational Summer Tips & Tricks

Sensational Summer Tips & Tricks

Swimming pools, parades, fireworks, and trips to the park are all sure signs of summertime. Although it’s the best time of year for many children and their families, summer events can also bring novel challenges to daily life due to increased sensory input including...
The Therapeutic Benefits of Dance

The Therapeutic Benefits of Dance

Have you considered dance to help develop fine and gross motor skills, proprioception and confidence? Whether your child loves to move or jam out, dance could be their calling! Dance can have multiple benefits for helping a child learn more about their body and their...
COVID-19 Friendly Outdoor Interactions

COVID-19 Friendly Outdoor Interactions

While COVID-19 may have changed how we are able to interact with others, one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that social interaction is vital for the development of children. Children learn and grow by being active participants and engaging with their...