The holidays are around the corner, and everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Whether the mischievous Elf on the... View Article
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:
One of the biggest milestones in a child’s journey to independence is the ability to put on shoes and socks... View Article
22q deletion syndrome is believed to be the second most common genetic disorder behind Down’s Syndrome. Here at AASL we are privileged to work with some amazing kids with 22q Syndrome. So, let’s talk about what 22q Syndrome is and what activities occupational and speech therapy work on with our awesome kids.
Every day, you partake in activities that create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. These tasks can be things like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, or cleaning your home. These tasks are defined as “occupations”. For a child with special needs or delayed development, these tasks can become particularly difficult. Occupational therapy works to develop and nurture the skills needed for these occupations.
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!