Oral Motor Exercises

Oral Motor Exercises for Children

Oral Motor Exercises for Children Skills refer to the appropriate functioning and use of the facial muscles (lips, jaw, tongue, cheeks, and palate) for speaking and eating. Achieving oral-motor skills is an important part of every child’s communication and feeding development. Normal oral motor development begins during foetal stage and continues up until 4 years …

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Best Toys for Language Stimulation for Babies

Best Toys for Language Stimulation for Babies

Best Toys for Language Stimulation for Babies “Toys are children’s words and play is their language”- Garry L. Landreth Recently many articles are published on social networking sites guiding the parents to limit their child’s screen time and how it effects the child’s overall development. Often I have heard curious new mothers ask regarding what …

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5 Signs That Your Child Needs Occupational Therapy

5 Signs That Your Child Needs Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy in India:  A child’s main occupation is playing and learning. It helps them explore the world around them, learn to interact with it and develop essential life skills that will allow them to connect with others and do things independently . However, some children may …

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Oral Placement Therapy Tools

10 Oral Placement Therapy Tools

10 Oral Placement Therapy Tools It is critical for these clients to expand speech sound production from phonemes and other similar oral movements that they can already produce. The sensory component of movement is awareness. A client may be hypersensitive or tactile defensive, hyposensitive to tactile input, or have mixed or fluctuating tactile responsivity. To …

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Children’s Speech and Language Development

Preschool Children’s Speech and Language Development: 2 to 6 years

Preschool Children’s Speech and Language Development: 2 to 6 years Preschool Children’s Communication skills are vital to their overall development that lay a foundation for a successful future. Cognition, social interaction, oral-motor development are some of the key factors that influence a child’s communication development. Listening, understanding and using spoken language are the most important …

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Funtastic Play Ideas: UNO

Funtastic Play Ideas: UNO

Funtastic Play Ideas: UNO In each article of this series, five different ways of playing with a toy will be discussed. Let’s begin to explore the games and enjoy ourselves! If you’ve never played Uno before, it’s a simple game of matching either colours or numbers. That’s it, indeed! A youngster may engage in an …

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5 Fun Messy Play Activities To Help Children Talk

5 Fun Messy Play Activities To Help Children Talk

5 Fun Messy Play Activities To Help Children Talk As parents, caregivers and teachers, we are constantly looking for fun and meaningful ways to engage our children. However, in our enthusiasm to help them learn to speak, many of us forget the one activity that all children love, and that forms the basic building block …

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Holi Hai!-5 Colorful Language Building Activities

Holi Hai!-5 Colorful Language Building Activities

Holi Hai!-5 Colorful Language Building Activities The festival of colors, Holi, is celebrated with a variety of colors, treats, tastes, smells and of course, smiles all around. This brings fabulous opportunities to build new language skills for your child! Read on to learn of fun ways to build new vocabulary or even to strengthen existing …

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Funtastic Play Ideas: BEAN BAGS

Funtastic Play Ideas: BEAN BAGS

Funtastic Play Ideas: BEAN BAGS In each article of this series, five different ways of playing with a toy will be discussed. Let’s begin to explore the games and enjoy ourselves! This article explores play with: Bean Bags. Bean bags are differently sized and shaped bags or cushions filled with beans. They are easy to …

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Top 10 Non-Toys used in Speech Therapy

Top 10 Non-Toys used in Speech Therapy

Top 10 Non-Toys used in Speech Therapy A speech therapist’s magical tool to engage a child in a session is …(*drumroll*)… PLAY! Through play, relevant skills can be taught to a child. A therapist would spend significant time and energy to think of creative ways to engage the child meaningfully, session after session. NON-TOYS, therefore, …

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