Does my child actually have a speech delay? (Part 2)

In Part 1 we reviewed early stages of speech development. Part 2 is for individuals who have shown that can either put sounds together, say individual words, put words together, formulate sentences (whether echolalic or spontaneous)

Does my child actually have a speech delay? (Part 1)

This checklist was created to help you understand the first phases of speech development. Behaviors you see today may actually be signs of developing speech.

6 Steps to Relieve After-School Overload

Help them feel relief at home instead of crashing and releasing all their tension on the family with a meltdown. 6 steps from the science of environmental enrichment to use at home to build resilience.

Summer Activities for Autism: Fishing in the sink

Fish colored pom-poms or marbles. Besides fine motor improvement, this game is also a great speech development booster because it uses vision, fine motor, touch and posture skills simultaneously, which are all part of speech development.

Outdoor Autism Activities – Pour and Match Water Color

Transfer water and matching colors, trying not to spill. Learning, following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, visual and tactile processing, memory.

Activities for Autism: Outdoor Sticker Game

Match colored dot stickers with colored X’s on objects around your yard. Works on memory, patterns, instructions, visual processing, fine motor and speech.

What the first 14 days of Sensory Enrichment Therapy look like

Ever wondered what it looks like to do Sensory Enrichment Therapy and what kind of progress you can see in the first two weeks? Follow this family as they try Sensory Enrichment Therapy for two weeks.

How to do Sensory Enrichment Therapy when you are traveling this summer

Vacation destinations and community outings can provide opportunities for environmental enrichment for a child, with a host of new scents, sights, and textures.

Give your child periods of silence. Their brain will thank you for it.

Science shows that silence is good for you. Researchers did experiments with animals and found that exposure to silence prompted cell development in the brain. This article includes some practical suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions.

How to make sure your child with autism drinks enough water

Children generally need help to make sure that they stay hydrated when the temperature rises, and children with special needs may require extra help. Not enough water may lead to discomfort and even serious physical distress. We are going to share some recommendations in this article about helping children to stay hydrated and why they need your help.