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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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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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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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What Parents Need to Know About Teletherapy for Kids

Have you heard about teletherapy? Teletherapy is simply therapy, over the internet, through a live video connection. The treatment is very similar to what a child receives in person; it’s just done using a computer. If you’ve ever used FaceTime or Skype

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“A-Dough-Able” Valentine’s Activities for Kids

Play-dough has been around for ages and is a near-universal childhood toy. As an adult, even I love to knead and roll the stuff! But as much fun as play-dough is, it’s also a great choice for kids with delays

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It’s All Fun and Games: How to Make Therapy “Homework” Fun

At the end of each session, your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) recommends take-home activities for you to complete before your next session. You’re probably thinking, “Sure, let me get right on that after I prepare multiple meals for my entire

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How to Use an AAC Device at Halloween

Does your child use an AAC or communication device? Halloween is a popular holiday for many children, and there’s no reason why kids with AAC devices can’t participate fully in the fun! First, you’ll want to program some key Halloween

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