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Benefits of a Psycho-educational Assessment

We are so glad to have you back again in HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! This post shares with you all the benefits of a psycho-educational assessment shared during the Dyslexia Aware...

2 weeks ago by 2 minutes

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Fostering Narrative Development Through Play

Welcome back to HeadStart For Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! In my previous post, we talked about the different types of stories that children tell, and a variety of strategies we can use to help th...

1 month ago by 2 minutes

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Creating Consistency in the Playroom and at Home

Hi there! Welcome back to Beyond Therapy! The blog by HeadStart for Life! Play Therapy is an expressive creative intervention that aims to assist children with emotional, behavioral or social difficul...

1 month ago by 1 minute

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Helping Your Child Develop Joint Attention

Hello everyone! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! Imagine this… 14-month-old George looks out the window, points to a bird, then looks back at his mother to see if...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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6 Mindfulness Activities That Help Children Improve Their Social Skills

Hi! Thank you for staying tune to our HeadStart for Life blog – Beyond Therapy! Recently, I came across some articles about the connection between mindfulness and social skills and would like to...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Actions Do Speak as Loud as Words

I’m glad to welcome you back to HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! Similar to the posts of my colleagues, I wish to share stories and insights that may help you and your child. I would be ...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Comparative Thinking

Hi friends! I am back with another HeadStart blog related to numeracy skills for our budding mathematicians! Today I will be discussing about the need for comparative thinking skills in early numeracy...

3 months ago by 2 minutes

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When Your Child is More Than a Picky Eater

Hola! Welcome back Headstart readers! In my previous blog we talked about the different ways to manage problematic behaviours of our children during feeding. In case you missed it, you can find the li...

3 months ago by 2 minutes

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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 ...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

5 months 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 ...

5 months 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...

6 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, ...

6 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...

7 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...

7 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...

8 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...

8 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...

9 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, ...

9 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...

9 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...

10 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...

10 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...

11 months ago by 1 minute

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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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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