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Tips for a Fun and Sensory Friendly Halloween

By Maria Keely M.S. OTR/L Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, it can be very overwhelming for children with sensory processing difficulties. Here are a few tips to make Halloween a sensory friendly, and fun day! Costume Tips Some children prefer specific fabrics and types of materials…

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Having fun at PediaSpeech!

Click here to check out some great photos recently taken at our Decatur location! For more information on speech therapy and occupational therpay services in the Atlanta area visit https://www.pediaspeech.com/ or call us at 770-209-9826!

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Normal Speech Development: When should I expect my child to talk?

All children develop speech and language skills at different times. We as speech language pathologists, however, become concerned when children are falling significantly below their age level for both understanding and talking. Here are a few guidelines you can use to see if your children are developing speech and language skills appropriately:7 months – 1…

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PediaSpeech now specializes in Cleft Lip & Palate

Cleft lip and palate are birth defects that happen while a baby is developing in the uterus. During the 6th to 10th week of pregnancy, the bones and tissues of a baby’s upper jaw, nose, and mouth normally come together (fuse) to form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip. If the tissue…

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Sippy Cup Do’s and Don’t’s

Sippy cups can be a great way for your baby to transition from nursing or bottle-feeding to a regular cup. They can also help improve hand-to-mouth coordination. When your baby has the motor skills to handle a cup, but not the skills to keep the drink from spilling, a sippy cup can give some independence…

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Morgan’s Wonderland – A Special Place for Special Friends

Morgan’s Wonderland is located in San Antonio, Texas. It is the World’s First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs, their family members, caregivers, friends and the entire community. This 25-acre park is a unique oasis, that through the spirit of inclusion, allows people of all abilities to…

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Reading Resource

Leap Frog – Letter Factory Teaches letters, phonics and listening skills. A wild adventure to the Letter Factory with popular LeapFrog characters Leap, Lily and Tad. Led by wacky Professor Quigley, Tad joins Js jumping on trampolines and Ks practicing karate kicks as new letters learn their sounds. Fun songs will have kids singing letter…

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Staff Profile: Beth Frilingos

Elizabeth “Beth” Frilingos M.Ed, CCC-SLP Earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and after two years teaching children ages 12-18 months at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development in Delaware, went on to receive her Master’s in Education in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University. Ever since teaching young…

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AMC & Autism Society of America Team Up

AMC Entertainment® (AMC) and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting…

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