The Language of Cooking

Cooking and language go together. What’s nice is that you need to stop and think. You exercise your brain and create a sequence of steps-carry then out and create like a chemist!

Teach by Doing!

Teachable moments are within the daily routines that we share with others. In an age of uncertainty and possibly extended social distancing you can “teach by doing” Here’s how…

Pandemic Language

We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants are born regardless of what you speak. It’s fascinating to watch the “blob” that is born and the “person” that develops, especially in very early years. A reduction inContinue reading “Pandemic Language”

Therapy Insights and COVID19

This blog post is short and sweet. I need your thoughts: How has the pandemic impacted your child’s development of language? Please share in the comments section below We learn in school that there is a typical progression of how language develops, a sequential step by step process that begins the day that infants areContinue reading “Therapy Insights 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?”

COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME

AND PERHAPS APPEARING FRUSTRATED … I will try to keep adding to this list for you as I come across items to add; but for starters, here are some concrete suggestions and resources available for you: Is your child interested in music:  Tuesday and Wednesday online music classes  https://www.musicbrains.net/book-online and from Daniel’s Music Foundation inContinue reading “COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME”

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”

Types of Language

Functional language is exactly that.  Functional language is the communication that is used in order to effectively obtain what you want or need.  It is purposeful.  Without its use, language has no true meaning so this is a goal that we want to see achieved in anyone who is learning to speak one fluently. IfContinue reading “Types of Language”

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