Tis the season to be jolly, right? Yes, Christmas is a happy time. A time to celebrate, to enjoy great food, to revel in the company of family and friends, to relax. This all sounds pretty great, and certainly wonderful reasons to be jolly. But as a parent, I know...
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Did you know that the Bus Stop game doesn’t just have to be about addition and subtraction? Today we used it to practice our pronouns (he and she) as well as creating grammatically correct sentences. Mr. B was able to speak about who was getting on and off the bus and about what they could be doing when they got off, all whilst using our he and she words! This is also great for turn taking and following the rules of a game. Have fun at the Bus Stop 🚍 ~Shaylee ... See MoreSee Less
We know that at this time of year parents can feel over overwhelmed with how to support their child's reading skills in addition to other weekly commitments. Whether your child is just beginning their reading and writing journey or they are now tackling abstract comprehension and structured writing pieces, we have some simple steps that you can incorporate into your day to support your child’s reading development. Read our latest blog (link in comments) for details.
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🐸Miccio Stimulability Characters🐸 I would like to introduce you to a few of my friends 👫👭👬 who have recently joined me to help Master C with speech sounds. There are 21 friends so it’s quite a crowd, including Rowdy Rooster 🐓 who likes to rev his motorcycle gears 🏍 , Coughing Cow 🐄 who like a few of us at the moment is a little unwell and places his hand near the top of his throat where the “k” sound is produced and Baby Bear 🐻 who likes to be rocked. The characters were created by Adele Miccio and Mary Elbert to help children develop speech sounds. They combine a picture, character name and an action to support an engaging, multidimensional approach to communication and quickly increase the number of speech sounds a child is using. Combined with games 🧩🎲🎨, lots of giggles and praise for both sounds and actions they are great helpers in the clinic. Unfortunately, Rowdy Rooster 🐓, Coughing Cow 🐄 and Baby Bear 🐻 are unable to make an appearance here but if you would like to meet them please visit the link below ~ Clare ... See MoreSee Less
Assessments are an essential part of our service, but let’s face it, they are not necessarily the most exciting for our clients. How do we get around that? Make it FUN! Today Mr. S. got through a whole speech assessment by earning duplo blocks for every picture he said- and just look at this epic farm he was able to create! ... See MoreSee Less
For children who are developing their early language skills, it can be really effective to ‘set up’ your play situation to encourage more reasons and opportunities to communicate. Today with Mr C, I know that he LOVES my sticky Spider-Man toy and the stamps so I simply put them in a see-through container and (tightly!) closed the lid. This created a whole new reason for Mr C to communicate with mum and I -rather than quickly launching into our activity, he had to ask for help opening the jar! A small but crucial step towards establishing the building blocks of communication development 🙂 ~Melissa ... See MoreSee Less