Should children with language and/or developmental disorders be exposed to learning multiple languages?
Early developmental skills are like building a house. The foundation needs to be poured before the framing for the walls goes up, and the first-floor structure must be built before you can add a second floor. Also just like a house, not everything will go perfectly.
Crafts enable children to be creative and gain a sense of achievement, while also working on important speech, language, and motor skills. Incorporate skills learned in therapy using this Paper Jack O’ Lantern craft idea.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to continue to form new pathways throughout our lives. One way to retrain the brain is through listening therapy.
Would you believe 80% of people with sensory processing difficulties have anxiety? It’s not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder, only to have their parents wonder why the medication they were prescribed doesn’t seem to help. Not all children with anxiety have sensory issues, of course. But it is nearly impossible to…
Cooking can be a fun, family bonding activity, as well as an opportunity to practice important speech and language skills. Plus, you get rewarded with a tasty treat in the end! What could be better?
Summer brings some great opportunities to work on speech and language skills. The following are some simple, fun (and maybe slightly messy) ideas to make speech and language exciting for kids.
People with sensory issues do not have efficient pathways to absorb, process, and then generate an appropriate response based on the information they received from the environment. As a result, they may have to absorb, process, and generate a response for one system at a time instead of all of the senses at once.
Babies possess a unique set of reflexes – known as primitive reflexes – that gradually are replaced by higher level reflexes. If these reflexes persist, they are called retained primitive reflexes.