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Fun Educational App to facilitate Language Development

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Beyond Therapy – HeadStart for Life’s blog! We hope that our blog posts have been informative in helping you understand your child’s development. In our ...

1 week ago by 2 minutes

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The Building Blocks of Language: Understanding Pre-linguistic Skills

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us for another Headstart for Life blog post. Today we’re going to be looking at some of the skills children need to prepare them for communication. We tend to think o...

3 weeks ago by 2 minutes

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Building Blocks for Writing Skills

Hi! Welcome to Beyond Therapy, HeadStart for Life’s blog to enrich your parenting journey with your little ones. Watching your child grow is one of the most treasured experience in parents’ li...

1 month ago by 2 minutes

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Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality: Preparing the child for life

Welcome to HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy Blog! Last 27th April, members of our HeadStart family attended an Early Intervention Conference entitled Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s ...

1 month ago by 2 minutes

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A Look Into Your Child’s Storytelling Skills

We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling. – Jimmy Neil Smith Welcome back to HeadStart For Life’s Blog, B...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Sand in the Playroom – Therapeutic Play

Welcome back to Beyond Therapy! The blog for HeadStart for Life! The Play Therapy method uses a variety of tools to allow children to express themselves; Sandplay is one of these tools. In this blog, ...

2 months ago by 1 minute

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Connect With Me

Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy blog! As a speech-language therapist, I help children reach their developmental communication milestones. I know if a child makes progress by obse...

3 months ago by 1 minute

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5 Picture Books That Speak the Language of Feelings

“Feelings come and feelings go. I never know what they’ll be. Silly or angry, happy or sad — They’re all a part of me!” – Janan Cain Abracadabra! Welcome back to Headstart for Life...

3 months ago by 2 minutes

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5 Communication Means To Try With Your Kids and Possible Breakdowns

It’s my pleasure to share another HeadStart post! Hopefully, you’ll learn and enjoy as you read along. Communication is the exchange of thoughts, ideas and messages across individuals. People part...

4 months ago by 2 minutes

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How to know if your child is ready for Primary 1?

Hi there! Welcome back to Headstart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! The 2018 P1 registration exercise is coming up soon. Many parents would have already decided which school they want their chi...

4 months ago by 1 minute

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Meaningful Maths

Hi friends! I am back on Headstart for Life’s blog Beyond Therapy with my first post this year! And I am excited to discuss a new series – Meaningful Maths in the early years! We have num...

5 months ago by 1 minute

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7 Ways to Manage “Problematic” Behaviours during Mealtimes

Welcome back readers! At Headstart for Life, we believe in a holistic approach to paediatric intervention. In our previous posts, we’ve talked about play, executive functioning, social skills, ...

5 months ago by 4 minutes

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My Internship at HeadStart for Life

Hi everyone! Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at HeadStart for Life! HeadStart for Life was fortunate to have Cheryl join us as an intern for the past few weeks. This week, she is sharing her thou...

6 months ago by 2 minutes

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Transforming Indoor Games into Reading Tasks

Dear Readers, HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy blog leads you to understand that a nurturing and literate environment is to create love and genuine interest of young children in reading. My prev...

6 months ago by 2 minutes

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Fun Ways to Work with Your Child’s Speech – Part II

Hi there! It’s great to have you back at HeadStart For Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! In our previous blog post, we introduced a couple of activities that you can have fun together with...

6 months ago by 2 minutes

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Using Technology to Help Children with Speech Difficulties

Hi everyone! Welcome to a new year of blog posts from HeadStart for Life! We hope to continue helping you understand your child’s development better. So do keep checking back for fresh posts eve...

7 months ago by 1 minute

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Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy, School Readiness Programme, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapeutic Play

Changing voices and lives: My internship at HeadStart for Life

Hi everyone! HeadStart for Life had been fortunate to have an intern, Joe, join us for 2 months in October and November 2017. As it is always interesting to hear from someone who is not already workin...

8 months ago by 2 minutes

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My Toddler Has a Communication Deficit

Welcome back to our blog, Beyond Therapy! My baby boy reached his one-year-old milestone last month! Instead of the happy baby I thought he would grow to be, he has grown in other ways. He has grown t...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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How does your child’s sensory processing affect his social skills?

Thanks again for staying tuned to the HeadStart for Life blog, Beyond Therapy! I hope you enjoyed reading my previous article about role play and also had fun with those games. This time I would like ...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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Communication for Older Children

Warm greetings from HeadStart for Life! We are excited to share another Beyond Therapy article concerning communication. Please enjoy! Communication is a valuable part of our existence. It is a vital ...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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Why Changes Are Good for Your Child

Hi there! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! Do you feel we live in a world where structure is a religion and routine is a virtue. Experiences help shape our thinking, pr...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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Using PECS for Children with Persisting Speech Difficulties

As a Speech and Language Therapist, I have used PECS (PICTURE EXCHANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM) on many occasions with my students in HeadStart for Life.  I did have some resistance to it as parents tho...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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Picture This! – Things You Need to Know About Comprehension and Visualisation

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it” -Albert Einstein Hello! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! Have you ever wondered why do some child...

11 months ago by 2 minutes

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What do we know about Executive Functioning?

Hey there readers! Great to see you back at HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! This time we are going to talk about Executive Functioning. Have you ever gone on a road trip without a map...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Let’s Talk About Group Play Therapy

Hi there! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! Play Therapy is usually done individually but today we wanted to discuss Group Play Therapy. What is Group Play Therapy? The Grou...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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