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Help Your Child Learn to Read: Phonological Awareness Games for Preschoolers- Isolation

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So far in this series, we have identified what Phonological Awareness is, why these skills are important, and what the areas of Phonological Awareness include (Rhyming, Blending, Segmenting, Isolation, Deletion, Substitution). In my two previous Phonological Awareness Games for Preschoolers posts, we have dug a little deeper into identifying specific games/materials you can utilize at…

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Feeding Therapy Techniques to Try At Home

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When evaluating new clients, I often hear kids described as “picky eaters” or mealtimes that sound like a battle zone. Feeding difficulties can be a challenging and frustrating experience for both children and parents. Children with feeding difficulties may have trouble swallowing, chewing, using utensils, managing appropriate amounts of food in their mouth, gaining weight,…

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Feeding Treatment: A Team Approach

For treating babies that require feeding therapy, there are no cases that are similar. That’s why it’s important to have a technique that uses multiple perspectives to both evaluate and treat each case. This is exactly what has been initiated at PediaSpeech recently. Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLP and Julia Marvil M.S. OTR/L have begun implementing…

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5 Tips to Thrive in Virtual School

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Can you believe it’s already time to go back to school? While school looks very different this year, it is possible to make the most of it and learn from your own home with these sensory friendly tips. 1. Set up a “school” area with multiple seating options It will be important for kids to…

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Toe Walking: What Can I Do to Fix it?

Toe walking occurs for various reasons which could involve children with Autism who seek certain sensory input or can be caused by spasticity in the calf muscles in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Toe walking is often overlooked, however, it needs to be addressed due to the physical limitations the can come from it. Is…

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What’s the deal With Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are growing in popularity.  They claim to reduce anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, sensory disorders, ADD, and the list goes on.  So do they really work?  The answer is not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’  It truly depends on each individual’s sensory needs. What is the science behind weighted blankets? Weighted blankets provide…

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

Happy New Year from PediaSpeech! We are excited about the start of 2013! Many parents ask themselves this question, is my child just a late bloomer, late talker, or is there an actual language problem. Check out this article from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to see if this qualifies for your little one. Late…

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Happy Holidays from PediaSpeech!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Holidays are here so PediaSpeech has put together some items you can add to your children’s Holiday Gift List!Some ideas from our Speech Therapists:Ages 15 months – 3 yo To work on: Cause & effect, Appropriate play skills, Following directions (e.g., in and out), Identifying/naming common pictures, Pretend play Fisher Price —Little…

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