Month: March 2018

Why is Asking and Answering Questions Important?

Answering and asking questions is an important part of learning. We ask questions in order to learn more information about something, and we answer questions to provide more information. Asking and answering questions is not only a part of how we learn, but it is also a part of our social skills; we ask and answer questions to be polite...

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Handwriting Tips To Grow On

After reading Prewriting Tips to Grow On and working on these skills with your child, you should be on the right track to begin handwriting letters and numbers with your child. 1.       By 5, your child should begin writing numbers 1-5 and capital letters of his/her first name. At first, give your child opportunities to trace the capital letters of...

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Prewriting Tips To Grow On

1.       By a young age, encourage your child to color and explore using paper and crayons as this is an integral part of your child’s prewriting and fine motor development. Continue working on purposeful scribbling, coloring in large/small shapes, drawing (specifically people), and using your child’s creativity throughout his/her childhood. 2.       By 2 years old, your child should begin grasping...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Language and Speech Development

How Communication Affects Frustration and Behavior

Frustration. We all experience moments of frustration, but the way in which we each handle our frustrations is very different and also very important. When children experience moments of frustrations it may include behaviors such as yelling, screaming, crying, hitting, etc. Does this sound familiar? Parents oftentimes feel overwhelmed and frustrated when their child is unable to communicate what is...

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How Can I Help My Child Sit Still in Class?

1.       Understand the time your child should be able to attend to a seated task.                         1 year:                       1 minute                         2 years:        ...

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Is your child meeting their developmental milestones?