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Regulation and Communication – Building a Foundation for Social-Emotional Growth

Regulation and Communication – Building a Foundation for Social-Emotional Growth

Beginning at a young age, children are exposed to language in many forms, including hearing stories, listening to music, playing with peers, and listening to caregivers in their ever-changing environments. Through this exposure, they start their journey toward learning the foundational pieces of human interaction.

Making Valentine’s Day AACcessible

Making Valentine’s Day AACcessible

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate friendship and love. In order to celebrate, many classrooms have each student bring in Valentine’s for their peers. It’s a day of passing around homemade crafts, “punny” knick knacks, and of course candy and other sweet treats! At CI, we believe every kid should be able to participate in making and passing out Valentine’s Day goodies, regardless of their ability.

School Services: Answers to 5 IEP questions

School Services: Answers to 5 IEP questions

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) can seem daunting, especially to a parent who might not have any prior knowledge of what they are or how they work. Because of this, IEPs and school services may seem intimidating. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about IEPs:

In-The-Know about Nose Blowing

In-The-Know about Nose Blowing

Achoooo! ‘Tis the season for cold, runny, and stuffy noses. If you’ve ever struggled to help your child to understand how blow their nose, I have a few fun strategies and pieces of information for you.

Books for Siblings

Books for Siblings

Hey siblings! We’re always excited to see you come through the doors of our clinic. We know that you bring a unique perspective and we to love to hear your ideas.

Snow Much Fun!

Snow Much Fun!

The inevitability of snow in Wisconsin was seen early this year, sprinkling on trick or treaters and their hard-earned stashes of candy. Rather than bemoan the precipitation and loss of ease of outdoors activities, consider the following activities for play in our winter wonderland.

Meaningful Motivation

Meaningful Motivation

We all have likely experienced times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut’ and struggle with motivation. That’s okay, and totally normal. But, it’s helpful to have some strategies and ways to work through times when motivation seems low!

Setting Up for Success During the Holiday Season

Setting Up for Success During the Holiday Season

The holidays can be such an exciting time for everyone especially our children. While enjoying the fun of days off school, extra time with extended family, presents, and endless supply of delicious food can be amazing for our children, it can also be a stressor for a lot of families.