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Would Your Child Benefit From a Listening Program?

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.

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Understanding the Relationship Between Anxiety and Sensory Processing Disorder

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

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How to Use Cooking to Develop Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills

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?

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Fun Activities to Round Out Your Summer and Work on Speech and Language, Too!

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.

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How to Understand Sensory Integration

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.

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Should I Be Worried About Retained Primitive Reflexes in My Child?

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.

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Why It’s Vital to Read Books to a Young Child (and How to Do It)

Reads Book to a Young Child for Early Learning

When you read books to a young child, it encourages bonding, may calm your child, and promotes communication and longer attention span. Young children who are exposed to reading early often love learning and do well in school later. Books can also help children make sense of new and unfamiliar situations.

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How Dangerous is Screen Time for Kids?

Many parents have concerns about, and spend hours battling with their children over, screen time – and for good reason.

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What I Learned From My Autistic Big Brother

My relationship with my autistic brother is a challenge, but I’ve learned so much from him, and I’m eager to watch his life transform.

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16 Outdoor Activities to Do With Your Child This Spring

Spring is here and now is a great time to take your kids outside. Outdoor activities encourage your child to take risks, solve problems, and explore independently, and promote sensory, social, cognitive, and motor challenges.

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