What Is Special Education Needs (SEN)

SEN stands for Special Education Needs. It is a broad term that refers to the special educational needs for a child with disability or difficulty. Such children may have diverse learning needs and varying capabilities and the SEN program helps them to maximise their potential within the given educational set up. The child with a […]

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How Are Language And Theory of Mind Related

  This article has been written by Leia Knight .  Original Article –  The Connection between Language and Theory of Mind  Language is the key to developing Theory-of-Mind. Here are some books on Theory of Mind Theory of Mind : How Children Understand Each Others’ Thoughts and Feelings Mindblindness : An essay on Autism and Theory […]

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How Can Online Speech Therapy Help Your Child?

The contribution of technology in the field of Speech Therapy has to be applauded.  Right from state of the art tools and apps to the advent of Online Speech Therapy, technology has brought about an evolution. As a parent of a child with speech delays, your major focus is to help your child overcome the […]

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10 Oral Placement Therapy Tools

Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy which utilizes a combination of (1) auditory stimulation (2) visual stimulation (3) tactile stimulation to the mouth to improve speech production and clarity. ( Reference Talk Tools.com) OPT is an important addition to traditional speech treatment methods for clients with placement and movement deficits. It is a tactile-proprioceptive […]

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5 Simple Ideas to Make Flashcards Fun

Flashcards, in therapy sessions, are typically simple picture and/or word cards that assist in building concepts. They can be used for children or adults. For children, in specific, they can be made to be a ‘fun’ tool while teaching a variety of skills. Using flashcards to drill a skill and test/retest the ability of the child […]

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Should I use ‘NO’ with my child?

As a parent, there are many times I would like to stop my child by saying ‘NO’. However, after several years of self-reflection and dealing with several such situations – I have learned to stop myself many times. Many parents would agree that overuse of the word ‘No’, tends to make it lose its significance. Therefore, […]

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5 Therapy Ideas to Use Instead of Flash Cards

Flashcards have been a popular way to teach children new skills. However, I believe they can be easily replaced to teach a child more effectively. Over the many years of therapy with children, I have learned to keep the sessions fun to connect with and teach a child effectively. Flashcards used to drill a concept […]

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9 Tips to Manage Stubborn behavior in Children with Delays

Parenting has a learning curve, where the father and mother learn how to manage different skills and behaviors of a child. For a child with delays, behaviors of stubbornness, can at times be puzzling to manage for the parent(s).   For difficult and stubborn behaviors, the most crucial aspect is to understand the reason behind […]

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