In the span of a child's development, the development of pre reading skills is a crucial milestone. These skills lay the foundation for successful reading and language comprehension. At All About Speech and Language, we understand the significance of fostering strong pre reading skills. In this blog, our team of Speech-Language Pathologists will explore a few of the essential pre reading skills and provide practical tips for parents to support their child's literacy journey.
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Today, we are exploring the delightful tale of "Snatchabook" by Helen Docherty. This book, great for readers up to second grade, has many opportunities for new learning experiences through the eyes of its main character, Eliza Brown! Come along with us as we give you the tools to take this reading experience to the next level!
One incredible advancement in AAC technology is voice banking, a process that allows individuals to preserve their own voice through their AAC device, to utilize it if their communication challenges progress. In this blog, we will explore what voice banking is, how it works, and the numerous benefits it offers to children accessing our speech therapy services.
Eric Carle's books have engaged readers of all ages with comforting narratives, accompanied by stunning illustrations and vibrant colors. As Speech-Language Pathologists, we appreciate the numerous benefits that Carle's books offer in supporting children's language development. In this article, we will delve into the beloved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explore the reasons why it fosters essential language skills.
At All About Speech and Language, we believe that every child's journey with Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices should be catered to their unique interests. We understand that communication is not just about expressing needs but also about connecting with the things your child loves. Today's AAC devices can be personalized to maximize your child's active participation with their device.
Sight words are words that appear frequently in texts are the building blocks of reading fluency. These are words that are recognized instantly by sight, without the need for decoding. Today, our highly skilled team of Speech Therapists are discussing exciting strategies and interactive activities that will empower your child to unlock the full potential of these essential reading tools.
June is an important month for raising awareness about Dysphagia. Dysphagia is defined by the National Institutes of Health as an impairment or difficulty in swallowing. It may sound like a mouthful (pun intended!) but understanding dysphagia and how speech therapy can make a big difference doesn't have to be complicated.
As therapists and parents, we understand the importance of fostering social skills in middle and high school children. Adolescence is a critical period for the development of social abilities, as our children learn to navigate their way through incredibly complex social dynamics. In this blog, we will explore essential social skill milestones for middle and high school kids and provide information on how we, as speech and occupational therapists, support their growth in these areas.
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