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Community Feature: GiGi’s Playhouse

Emerge therapists recently had the opportunity to meet the staff and visit the newest location of the nonprofit organization GiGi’s Playhouse. This unique center provides educational, therapeutic, and supportive programs for children and families with Down Syndrome. The Raleigh location…

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Back to School Transition Strategies

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…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Playing “Simon Says”

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!

  1. Body Awareness and Motor Development:…

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What Are Social Stories, and How Can I Use Them With My Child?

Social stories are written descriptions of what to expect in a particular social scenario. Social stories can be helpful to use with children who struggle to adapt to new situations, have difficulty transitioning, rely on a predictable schedule, and/or have trouble understanding implicit social…

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2015 Holiday Toy List: Recommendations from the Emerge Therapy Team

2015 Holiday Toy List: Recommendations from the Emerge Therapy Team

“What is the best toy for my child?”

“What toys can I find to work on these specific skills at home?”

As the holiday season approaches, our families often ask what we recommend they purchase or make for their child as a…

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What exactly do Speech and Language Pathologists do?

The Speech Therapists (a.k.a. Speech-Language Pathologists or SLPs) at Emerge-A Child’s Place offer services that go well beyond the ability to understand what a child is saying:

Articulation Assessment and Therapy: Articulation assessment and therapy involves identifying a child’s speech…

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AFTER THE HOLIDAYS

1. This is a great time to clean out and reduce the number of toys your child has.

Too many toys often overwhelm children, which typically results in limiting their play. Ideally, your child should only have 10-15 times available at any given time. (Blocks count as one toy.) Give away those that…

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Occupational Therapy top choice for effective therapies with parents of children with Autism.

“Thousands of parents of children with autism selected occupational therapy as the best therapy for their child in a recent survey on MyAutismTeam.com. The site is a social network for parents of children with autism and currently has nearly 30,000 members. As part of the sign up process, parents…

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