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.
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.
While you’ll hear us push for story time or imaginative play as ways to engage with your child, we understand that life happens and the TV/tablet/etc. is going to get turned on for our littles. Here are recommendations of a few options that are better quality options for building your child’s communication skills:
Does your child cry, immediately push the plate away or refuse to even take a bite out of a vegetable? When a child dislikes a particular food often times it results in negative behaviors as a result of increased anxiety surrounding a particular food or food group. Here are 5 tips to increase a child’s outlook and engagement with vegetables by engaging their senses!
Screen-time is happening in all forms these days; virtual/remote learning is still being utilized within many schools, therapies including speech and occupational therapy are able to be provided via teletherapy, and many children still enjoy screen-time during their free time at home. We wanted to share our top tips with you to help maximize the times when your child does have to participate in on-screen lessons and to keep their motivation high!
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