Parent Tips

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

Structure on the Home Front

Posted on July 20th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

Structure on the Home Front Praise, Praise, Praise! This may become tiring some days, but the more you praise your child for expected behaviors the more your child will want.. read more

8 Tips to Make Shoe-Tying a Breeze

Posted on July 8th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

Many children struggle with shoe tying throughout elementary school and even middle school. Multiple steps combined with the ability to use both hands together in a coordinated fashion can be.. read more

The Effect of Language Delays on Reading and Writing Skills: FAQ’s

Posted on June 4th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

Is there a relationship between language delays and reading/writing skills? Ask any classroom teacher or special education teacher and he/she will tell you that children with language delays are much.. read more

Teen Group works on Hidden Rules

Posted on June 4th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

For the past few weeks, the teen group has been learning about the hidden rules within the community. We spent some time discussing the hidden rules of a waiting room… read more

Expected Behaviors and Hidden Rules for the Bathroom

Posted on May 17th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

It is expected that you limit your time in the bathroom (during groups or therapy) to 10 minutes or less, except in extreme circumstances. Most bathroom needs can be completed.. read more

Social Detective

Posted on May 17th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

In our 2nd and 3rd grade social language group, we have been working on what it means to be a social detective. We encourage parents to use the common vocabulary.. read more

Struggling with Feeding? Avoid Food Jags!

Posted on May 17th, 2015 · Posted in Parent Tips

What is Food Jags? Definition: Children prefer to eat the same food prepared the same way every day or at every meal (Toomey, 2002). Eventually children will burn out or.. read more