In Crisis

I work with several parents who are ‘stuck’.  They have more tasks building up than they have time to complete, and they may feel incompetent, hopeless, or just plain tired.    When I start with families, I may find that they are being pulled in all directions. They are told to enroll their child in MORE therapy, […]

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Strive for Mindfulness over Perfection!

I bet you have a long list of expectations for your child! A few may include: Following instructions Sharing with others and taking turns Being Polite Parenting (or therapy for that matter!) is not programming a little person to always be perfect.  Instead, adults can teach children how to UNDERSTAND and ENJOY expected social frameworks. […]

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My Child Only Says “More” and “Go”.

Core vocabulary is essential in your child’s language development.  They learn words such as ‘mine’, ‘go’, ‘more’, ‘no’, ‘mama’, and ‘gimme’.   However, your child quickly learns that with less than 10 words, they can get everything they need!  Why should they work to learn more vocabulary? Exactly! For kids who are delayed in their speech […]

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10 Strategies for Autism

1. Set the environment up for success 2. Be calm, attentive, and ready to help the child! Your attitude and beliefs with the child are important! 3. Move SLOW and add PAUSES Be curious Wait for attention Have calm and slow reactions Promotes: attention, patience, eye contact, reciprocity 4. Add one step into a known […]

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Positive Beliefs

Do you want the secret to a good Speech Therapy Session? It all comes down to having positive beliefs! When I work with the kids on my caseload, I have developed certain beliefs that make our sessions not only fun, but incredibly educational. 1. I believe that the child is doing the best he or […]

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Teach Your Child To Talk Like You Taught Him To Walk!

How did you teach your child to walk?  You probably did a combination of: Encouraging him to pull up on the furniture and cruise Walking with him while holding his hand Standing a few feet away with your arms wide open, calling him towards you! Does this sound familiar?  What you really did was:  set […]

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