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Everyday Items as Awesome Toys: Play Dough

Everyday Items as Awesome Toys: Play Dough Everyday Items as Awesome Toys: Play Dough Play dough is considered as a multifaceted toy. It can be used to facilitate one’s language development and social communication skills. It can be used along with various tools such as cookie cutters, rolling pins, scissors etc. Cookie cutters are available …

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Smash Mats for Speech and Language development

Smash Mats for Speech and Language development

Smash Mats for Speech and Language development Smash mats are considered to be an interactive way to teach virtually the speech and language concepts. They are very flexible because you can use them for targeting many speech and language goals. It’s easy to get responses from the child by asking them to place the play …

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Top Five Songs for Language Development

Top Five Songs for Language Development

Top Five Songs for Language Development The classic nursery rhymes which have been sung through the generations are considered to be the best songs for language development. Singing nursery rhymes to babies and toddlers would facilitate them to be aware of and imitate novel sounds, build vocabulary, be creative and improve their language memory. Usually, …

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Activities to teach categorisation skills

Activities to teach categorisation skills categorisation skills Categories are a group or class of items with shared characteristics. Working on categories is a great way to build and expand vocabulary. Learning new vocabulary by categories allows for better comprehension, retention and recall. When we teach vocabulary words in “groups”, you can create schema for your …

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Communication tips for children with ADHD

Communication tips for children with ADHD Communication is essential but communicating with a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging. Here are strategies for strengthening communication with your child. 1 Recognize when a child is actually hearing you and paying attention: We use consistent eye contact to relay listening but this may …

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Strategies to improve core vocabulary in children

Strategies to improve core vocabulary in children Core vocabulary therapy activities refers to simple words that we use frequently on a daily basis. These words can have many meanings and are relevant across context. Examples of core vocabulary words are stop, go, get, more, on, off, up and down etc. By using these words, an emergent …

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Developing Literacy at Home

Developing Literacy at Home One of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school success is to develop early literacy skills. Building literacy at home is all about having fun. All it requires is you, Children learn best not by being “taught”, but by having enjoyable interactions with their family. …

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