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Hiding in Plain Sight: How to See Toys as Therapy Tools

Using “therapist eyes,” we see the many ways toys can target the skills children are working on in therapy.

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Work on Speech, Language and Motor Skills With This Fun Halloween Craft!

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.

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Fall Into Fun Speech & Language Activities

There are lots of great ways to incorporate working on speech and language skills all while enjoying the great outdoors during the fall months.

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Hey, Mom! You’re A Super Hero! (But You Don’t Have To Be)

You may be one of those people who tries to do it all on your own, but you just can’t do everything all the time and you don’t need to! Here are five suggestions to keep your superhero powers intact.

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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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