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Articulation or Phonological Disorder, How to Tell the Difference!

If you and others are having a difficulty time understanding what your child is saying and they are demonstrating speech sound errors, your child likely has an articulation or phonological disorder. Don’t let the long names or the word “disorder” intimidate you! These are simply referring to the intelligibility (or clarity) of your child’s speech and can be remediated by...

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Torticollis – What is it and how can I help my child?

What is torticollis?   You may have noticed that your baby may prefer to look towards one side, they have difficulty turning their head towards one side, they may keep their head tipped towards a side or maybe they have a flat spot on the back or side of the head. If so, they may have something called torticollis or...

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Letter To Your Child

Ever wonder what you would write if you could write a letter to your child? Our children are our most precious gift.  What would you say if you were to write a letter to your child? I know I would want to inspire.  I would not tell them they can be anything they want to be.  Instead I would teach...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Now that Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season is fast approaching. Many family, friends and parents will be wondering what your little preschooler would love to receive! We have compiled a list of fun ideas to have for your little one to unwrap that will also help promote their development.   Gift ideas for preschoolers: -kinetic sand or...

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How to Encourage Your Child to Practice Their Speech and Language Skills at Home

Are you having trouble motivating your child to practice their speech and language skills at home? Your child’s speech therapist is likely assigning tasks to practice at home throughout the week to reinforce the skills they’re learning in therapy. Home practice can make a huge difference in their progress and usually means faster improvement. Speech therapy isn’t an easy fix...

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What to Expect on Your First Day at ABC Pediatric Therapy!

Evaluation Step 1: At your first appointment at ABC Pediatric Therapy, you will first meet your therapist in the waiting room.  The therapist will bring you back into a small room or an area in the gym to begin your evaluation. Your evaluation will begin with your therapist asking you a few questions about your child such as his/her medical...

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Torticollis – What Is It And How Can I Help My Child?

What is torticollis?   You may have noticed that your baby may prefer to look towards one side, they have difficulty turning their head towards one side, they may keep their head tipped towards a side or maybe they have a flat spot on the back or side of the head. If so, they may have something called torticollis or...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Cutting Paper using Fine Motor Skills

Building Skills For Kindergarten

Intellectual skills: Provide your child with fun learning games and toys.  Reading to them, pointing out things on the pages and asking questions are great ways to build language and increase interest and creativity. Motivation to learn: Encourage your child to do their best, follow the class rules and show a genuine interest in what they are doing in school. ...

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Fostering Skills For Preschool

Help your child be comfortable separating from mom and dad:  Expose your child to other people early on and consistently.  Have grandparents, good friends, babysitters/daycare providers watch your child even for a short time of the day.  It’s healthy for babies/toddlers to go through some separation anxiety as this tells you that they recognize mom and dad.  However, the exposure...

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Childhood Speech Disorders and Disability Benefits

If your child has a speech disorder, he or she might be able to qualify for financial aid. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to people of all ages who are unable to work, or in your child’s case, participate in typical childhood activities due to a disability. Speech disorders alone will not qualify, but depending on the...

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