Believe me or not, but some people enjoy chores… yes I said that right, enjoy them! I find myself enjoying some chores and some, not so much. You know who tends to like them? Kids! Yes, that’s right… kids tend to like chores and you can use this to your benefit and sanity!
In the “What is ABA Anyway?” post, I mentioned that ABA is a broad term…an umbrella, if you will. ABA is comprised of many different treatments, and I would like to introduce you to three that are frequently utilized:
The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year, which means that spring is coming early (or so legend says)! Although spring may be on its way, we are still in the midst of the cold days, which keeps kids inside. Are you looking for something new to interest your child?
We have all heard that being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic. But did you know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for kids?
As anyone living with Parkinson’s Disease can tell you, PD is a progressive illness that affects movement and muscle stiffness. Although less discussed, issues affecting voice are just as prevalent and debilitating. Due to a decline in volume, the person living with PD may feel they are shouting when their loved ones barely hear what they are saying. Many patients …
If your child is normal, eventually they will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework type practice with flash cards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In addition to recommending targeted practice for families that will help their kiddo progress with therapy, I also recommend ways to incorporate practice into every day routines. By practicing …
The terms speech and language are often used interchangeably, with an overall assumption that these words refer to how we speak. It’s true that both speech and language are critical components of communicating with each other, but there is much more to it than just how we speak.
Autism has been in the news quite frequently the past few years and, chances are, you have probably heard the term “ABA” being thrown around. But, do you know what it is? It’s not JUST for individuals with autism. ABA is all about making socially significant meaningful changes, acquiring new skills, and teaching individuals how to utilize these new skills …
Playing with your child provides a natural opportunity to teach them important skills. Play captures your child’s natural motivations and your child will love that you are down on the floor, being silly, and they won’t even realize that they are actually learning too!
As a speech-language pathologist, I strive to make my therapy sessions engaging and fun for the kiddos I work with. How do I do this? Play!