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Self Care

Studies show that raising children with special needs experience higher amounts of stress than parents of children who are not dealing with special needs. Parents need to keep their cups full in order to best care for their children, yet remain physically and mentally and healthy themselves. It can be hard to find the time for self-care, but it is important to remember it is important and deserved. Read More

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Teaching Imitation Skills

We all learn by watching others and copying their actions. One of the most important ways young children learn is through imitation. Generally, a child will learn to imitate movement before they learn to imitate sounds through speech. Even though motor imitation is not directly related to language development, teaching a child to imitate body movements is helpful because it teaches a child valuable imitation skills. Read More

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Teaching Your Child to Deal with Emotions

All children need to learn the vocabulary for emotions just like they need to learn the vocabulary for any other concept. The tricky thing about emotions is they are, well emotions. So teaching them in the heat of the moment is quite like teaching a concept like “vegetable”. Read More

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Background Noise and Language Learning

This is important information especially if a toddler has delayed language development. When practicing language skills with a toddler who has language difficulties it will be even more crucial to be aware of the noise level in the environment and to limit noise when working on language skills in order to help those children have the best opportunities for language learning. Read More

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Emotions and Stuttering

Remember, stuttering behaviors are often cyclical.  There can be good days and not so good days.  There can even be more fluent weeks and less fluent weeks.  Take note of situations that could be causing your child more “big feelings” and try to reduce these to help with fluent speech.  Read More

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Music and Infants

Researchers have found that music play could enhance infants' speech processing. Read More

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