Parent Tips

Developing In-Hand Manipulation Skills in Your Child

Posted on October 10th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Generally, we pick up small objects (e.g., coins) moving them into our palm and later out to our fingertips without giving much thought to the intricate movements that are needed… read more

Facilitating Speech and Language in Infants & Toddlers

Posted on September 20th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Infants, toddlers, and young children learn language from the people they spend the most time with. This can be grandparents, siblings, caregivers, and especially their parents. So here are a.. read more

Tips for Transitioning Activities

Posted on September 20th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

A mom writes: “I enjoy taking my 4-year-old son to the park, play areas at the mall, and other fun places. Lately, though, he pitches a huge fit whenever it’s.. read more

Four Steps For Getting Your Child to Accept “No”

Posted on June 24th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Struggling with your child accepting “no” for an answer? Sometimes it may not be a behavior but a lack of understanding when your child acts out. Children with autism have.. read more

How can ABA help with Speech and Occupational Therapy?

Posted on June 15th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Did you Know?!… Speech pathologists, occupational therapists and behavior therapists often work together when treating children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. In co-treating children, we are able to.. read more

Power of Reinforcement

Posted on May 24th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Reinforcement – occurs when a stimulus change immediately follows a response and increases the future frequency of that type of behavior in similar conditions (Cooper, Heron, and Heward, 2007) Positive.. read more

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

Posted on May 24th, 2016 · Posted in Parent Tips

Every child develops speech and language skills on their own timeline, but most children reach speech and language milestones around the same age. If your child is not demonstrating most.. read more

Mean Jean

Posted on October 16th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

In one of the elementary groups, we have been focusing on Mean Jean. Mean Jean often pops up while socializing with others. The person becomes just plain mean to other.. read more

Practical Ways to Practice Speech and Language Skills with Young Children

Posted on October 9th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

Practicing flashcards or word lists can be a frustrating task for both children and parents. Many young children don’t have the maturity or attention span to learn skills in this.. read more

Promoting Hygiene in Teenagers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

Hygiene is often a difficult topic to discuss with teenagers, as it often elicits feelings of embarrassment and discomfort – we expect to hear responses like “I know this already!” “Eeeew,.. read more