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Targeting Speech & Language Skills While Wearing a Mask

Targeting Speech & Language Skills While Wearing a Mask

As we begin transitioning back to the clinic, you may be worried about how your child (especially a younger one) will be able to participate in speech/language therapy while wearing a mask, or while the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) is wearing a mask.

Keeping Kids Active Over Summer Break

Keeping Kids Active Over Summer Break

After a stressful spring quarantined at home, many families are now adjusting what their summer looks like based on regular summer activities that might no longer be an option. Here are some fun and safe ways to keep kids active over the summer!   Activities in...

Face Coverings Tips and Tricks

Face Coverings Tips and Tricks

What an unprecedented time we are living in. The CDC currently recommends wearing a cloth face covering when leaving your home, regardless of whether you have fever or symptoms of COVID-19.

Practicing Conversation Skills During “Safer at Home”

Practicing Conversation Skills During “Safer at Home”

Right now we find ourselves at home, and many of our regular opportunities for social interaction and conversation have disappeared. It can be especially tough for kids to go from seeing their friends and classmates every day at school to having little contact with them during these challenging times.

Targeting Speech and Language Goals While in the Home

Targeting Speech and Language Goals While in the Home

There are many different ways that you can target speech and language goals while in the home. Right now, we are all in the home more than normal and we are finding ourselves being the caregiver, the teacher, the therapist, as well as mom and dad.

Sensory Activities for Regulation During Safer at Home Orders

Sensory Activities for Regulation During Safer at Home Orders

Wow, what a time to be a parent! But also, what a time to be a parent of a child with sensory differences! If I, as an adult with a multitude of healthy coping strategies, am having a challenging time with these changes, then children with sensory differences must be so much more.

Isolation Board Games

Isolation Board Games

As many of us are realizing – it’s hard to keep finding ways to stay entertained in social isolation.

Ease Transitions with Visual Schedules

Ease Transitions with Visual Schedules

New places, new routines, and new experiences are an inevitable part of life. For some kids, “new” is exciting, but for others “new” means scary and overwhelming. An invaluable resource for helping individuals navigate new experiences is the visual schedule.

Poop Power

Poop Power

When our kids are upset, we try to find out what’s wrong so we can comfort them.  If our babies cry, we hold them, feed them, burp them, change them.