Headstart for Life

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Speech Therapy

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 week ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Your Child’s Attention and Language Skills

“Are you listening?” “Are you paying attention?” “Remember what I said?” How many times have we asked this question to our children? 5? 20? 50? 100? We may have use

5 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Helping Children Move Up in Their Level of Play

Children with special needs almost always have issues in their play. During initial assessment in speech – language therapy, play is the first thing we observe. As Plato once said: “You can discov

9 months ago by 3 minutes

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Speech Therapy

5 Reasons Why Your Child Gets Stuck in His Level of Play

In our previous posts, we have highlighted the importance of play in the development of our children. For children with special needs, especially children with autism, play does not come naturally. Th

11 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

5 Traditional Games We Should Definitely Bring Back

The rise of technology over the last few years has changed the way our children learn immensely. Most children nowadays know how to use basic mobile devices and tablets with a flick of their finger. I

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

5 Pretend Play Ideas Using Homemade Toys

As a Speech Therapist, one of the areas that we look into when we see a child for assessment is their level of play. Play is often dismissed as having no academic value. However, research has found t

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

5 Fun & Creative Imaginative Play Ideas for Kids

Our society has evolved from using stones to build houses to using stones as decorations in our houses. And since the stone-age, we have made so much progress that we have become a world with all of

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Typical vs Atypical Speech Sound Development

According to American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), speech is the verbal means of communicating. It consists of the following: Articulation – how speech sounds are made (e.g., c

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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