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Research tells us that language difficulties are at the root of many children’s issues with learning to read (Catts, 2003). In fact, more than 70% of children with reading difficulties in 2nd grade have a history of language deficits in Kindergarten (Catts, 1999). Speech-language pathologists…
Back to School Transition Strategies
Returning to school is right around the corner! As your family soaks up the last few weeks of summer, consider these strategies provided by local psychologist, Dr. Rachel A. Bowman, to help your child transition back into the school routine.
5 strategies by…
August Toy of the Month: Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set
This toy includes the following materials:
● 12 wooden cookies
● 12 toppings
● Wooden knife
● Cookie sheet
● Oven mitt
How to play with the cookie set:
❏ Use it to work on sequencing.…
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Guess Who addresses a number of skills while a providing a fun, playful, and interactive…
Ideas for increasing your child’s engagement, strengthening relationships, and facilitating developmental progress
Floortime is a therapeutic approach used by pediatric practitioners and caregivers to increase child communication and…
Books are a great way to engage your child in learning about language concepts and literacy, all while snuggling and enjoying time together. A win-win experience!
(With examples from Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond) https://shop.scholastic.com/shop/en/tso/Tumble-Bumble—Read-Aloud-Book-Pack
Mental Blox is available from Learning Resources, Inc. This is a great game for a variety of activities and can be modified for a variety of ages. The game targets pattern matching, following verbal instructions, asking questions and…
May Game of the Month Spotlight: The Therapeutic Benefits of Playing Simon Says
Looking for a simple and fun activity that requires no materials? “Simon Says” is the perfect game to address a variety of skills to help with your child’s development!
Body Awareness and Motor Development:…