Holiday Kid Cooks and COVID19

Thanksgiving is coming; but how do you keep safe traditions now in a socially distanced world. Cooking has always been something central to our family. I would think that this is to others as well. In my family, we sometimes share a recipe. Everyone brings something to dinner and one family member makes a mainContinue reading “Holiday Kid Cooks and COVID19”

Summer Tech Use?

On Facebook recently, I read the following question from a parent and had some ideas about what might be helpful: “Anyone had success in detaching their kids from the electronic world? I have a huge concern about what this is doing to my 2 boys with multiple letters in their diagnosis…I am afraid our summerContinue reading “Summer Tech Use?”

Before Technology

Sometimes same events re-occur.  Years ago, families had rules about the use of television with children and now things have gotten more complex with the emergence of social media,  smartphones, and computers for example. The Family Media Plan-published by the American Academy of Pediatrics talks about the fact that at the age of fifteen months,Continue reading “Before Technology”

Halloween with a Special Needs Child

Halloween is tomorrow! Are you ready?? Typically families with young children may be approaching them with excitement. In my experience, families with children who have disabilities may have apprehensions. How can you proactively approach Halloween? How can your family prepare for dealing with stimulating settings and create a more meaningful/less stressful day in this HalloweenContinue reading “Halloween with a Special Needs Child”

What Can You Do When the Screen Goes Off??”

] The blog post https://blog.asha.org/2019/05/13/the-best-toys-for-slps-are-the-toys-that-do-nothing/ that recently appeared in the ASHA Leader resonates with me. I put individual links to which the author refers at the bottom of this post, So does the book “If You Give a Mouse an iPhone (of course available on Amazon in print). Here is a link to the storyContinue reading “What Can You Do When the Screen Goes Off??””

What Does it Mean to Have Generational Intelligence and What are Your Thoughts?

  What is communication in the 21st century? Are we merely talking??  Research actually is saying “no”. The above chart from the University of Liverpool illustrates the differences between age groups.  We are really are what I would term to be global communicators; in that, we use a variety of communication forms.  That has goodContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Have Generational Intelligence and What are Your Thoughts?”

Did You Hear What I said?? Did You Understand me!!

The answer to these questions are going to be conveyed differently, depending on your age and life experience with technology.  I’ve been doing a great deal of reading about communication and wonder what the best way to do so is at this time.   The subject has consumed me lately as I talk with othersContinue reading “Did You Hear What I said?? Did You Understand me!!”

Do we now need to redefine the term: “communication” And what does it actually mean to do so?

I remember a time when people had to learn how to write with a pen and paper.  There were no computers.  There were no cell phones.  There were rotary phones. Some phone numbers would begin with words like “hunter…”  There was the mailman who does still come and deliver real letters.  There was nothing calledContinue reading “Do we now need to redefine the term: “communication” And what does it actually mean to do so?”

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