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play skills

Observe 6 Play Skills Based on Your Child’s Age

As an expert in child development, in the assessment process, a question I often ask parents and often misunderstood is: “Does your child play with their toys?” More often than not, the answer is “Yes,” but when observing the child’s play skills in their natural environment, during a virtual assessment, there are generally a wealth …

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interactive storybook

4 Interactive Storybook Reading Tips to Improve Vocabulary in Young Children

Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have significant language deficits compared to their peers in the absence of an obvious causal factor. These deficits affect the development of vocabulary, grammar, and discourse skills, with evidence that certain morphemes may be especially difficult to acquire. Furthermore, children with SLI seem to need two to three times …

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educational website

10 Teacher-Recommended Educational Websites

Parent of a home-schooled child? Seeking supplemental educational website activities? Here are 10 recommend by classroom teachers. A few of these sites are completely free and others have sections accessible without a subscription. Educational Websites ABCya! Abcya.com is a teacher-created website which provides fun and educational games and apps for kids to use under the …

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promoting speech and language skills

5 Children’s Books for Promoting Speech and Language Skills

It is important to understand that each child learns differently, but books are excellent tools for promoting speech and language skills, as it is the foundation of learning. Within therapy, books are always targeted to encourage language via expansion/extension, questions, labeling, etc. Maya’s Book Nook does a great job elaborating language and literacy opportunities in …

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Repetitive Children's Storybooks

10 Repetitive Children’s Storybooks You Should Own

All books are excellent tools for encouraging language development. Repetitive children’s storybooks are great for children with language disorders and those with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or other speech-sound disorders. The repetitive nature of these books reduces the “cognitive load,” allowing the child to focus on comprehension (language) and production (articulation) of the content. …

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