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)
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.
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.
Match colored dot stickers with colored X’s on objects around your yard. Works on memory, patterns, instructions, visual processing, fine motor and speech.
How this new video game Pokemon Go can reduce obstacles to social interaction and help overcome apraxia (delayed speech)
Have you noticed the following ADHD symptoms in your child? If they persist for at least six months to a degree that is disruptive to your life, you may be dealing with attention deficit disorder (ADD, ADHD).
Several recent studies have concluded that children with autism, severely non verbal or partially verbal improve in both cognition and language when exposed to pleasant music, which has great implications for the development of speech therapy. Music also increases their attention and focus.
Reading to a baby or toddler is a very natural and spontaneous activity which parents enjoy as much as the child himself. Sadly, many nonverbal toddlers with autism become nonverbal adults with whom interaction is complicated and sometimes limited. Reading to your nonverbal adult has the same benefits as reading to a young child. It helps […]
It starts before birth Research has shown that the fetus recognizes both parents’ voices and shows a preference for the mother’s voice. Growing inside the womb in a perfect sound room; the fetus learns and connects to the people who are close to him. It has been possible to record stress responses in the fetus […]
With spring break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan sensory and brain-enhancing activities to do with your child. Below are six great ideas you can do on a shoestring budget in any weather! Homemade paper plate puzzles. They are fun to make, and can be adjusted to suit the individual […]