Sit With Us: An App To Combat Bullying

Lunch can be the best time at school for some, while other students may dread going to lunch. Lunch time for these students can be stressful and overwhelming especially if they have no one to sit with. The new app “Sit With Us” was created by a 16 year old student, Natalie Hampton, to help students find others to eat …

Sensory Considerations for a Happy Halloween

Celebrating holidays with children who have sensory issues and difficulty with changes in routine can be a challenge for many families. Halloween can become a challenge with the various schedules changes, the use of unfamiliar costumes, flashing lights, new sounds, and other overwhelming stimuli. In order to have a happy Halloween, you may need to think through parts of the …

Preventing Cyber Bullying: Tips for Parents and Kids

In the generation of technology, parents and guardians should be hyper-aware of their children’s use of social media. With the increase of social media, we have discovered a new way of bullying. There are ways we can help to prevent social media bullying and teach our children ways to be safe online.  Tips for Parents   1. Create cyber rules …

How to Promote Speech & Language with Your Baby with Sign Language

While infants may be unable to communicate with words, sign language can be taught and used to help your infant to communicate their wants and needs. The use of simple sign language can make communicating with your child less stressful. It is important to start with signs that will be used frequently and are meaningful to your child. Begin with …

Fun Books for Fall

With the start of school and the fall season coming soon, you may be searching for new and exciting books that your children will enjoy reading. These great, fall themed books are fun and exciting and also teach concepts about the autumn season and holidays.   Why Do Leaves Change Color? By: Betsy Maestro This book explains how autumn leaves …

What is Scaffolding?

What is scaffolding? Scaffolding is the use of techniques that parents can do to better assist their children in daily routines, new learning situations, and new social situations. How can it help? 1. Strengthens your child’s ability to ask for help and clearly identify what they need help with 2. Improve your child’s ability to problem solve independently 3. Boost …

Complete Homework and Practice Speech at the Same Time

The school year is a very busy time for most families. Evenings are often packed with homework, family dinner, ballet classes, football practice, bath time and if there is time getting some speech practice worked in somewhere. Following are some suggestions on how to incorporate speech practice into your child’s regularly assigned school homework. Articulation practice Articulation practice is probably …