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Category: Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Getting the most out of your toys: Part 2

Hello everyone! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s blog! Previously, I discussed several ways in which we can use a toy that most of us will be very familiar with to support various aspects of...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training

Let’s do role play!

Hi there! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s blog – Beyond Therapy! Today we’ll be discussing… Role Play! Role play is a term used to describe a kind of play where a person a...

3 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Integrating Sensory Procesing Approach and Behaviour Management

At HeadStart, we have seen parents who know if their child has sensory processing difficulty, thus behaviour problems are inevitable. However, not every behaviour problem is a result of sensory proces...

4 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Getting the most out of your toys: Part 1

Hello everyone! Welcome to our new series on getting the most out of your toys! Often, parents have told me that they don’t really know how to use the toys at home to play in a variety of ways. ...

6 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training

Emotion and Connection

Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! It is a happy time of the year with the festivities now! But have you ever wondered why we feel what we feel? Why we do what we do? Same questions apply when we...

6 months ago by 1 minute

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

How can we help children having anxiety in the classroom?

Welcome back to a brand new year of our HeadStart for Life blog, Beyond Therapy! It’s that time of the year again! Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us and it’s time to embrace t...

7 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training

Understanding Self- regulation: Why can’t my child seem to control himself?

More than once, I have heard parents give this kind of feedback about their child’s behaviours, “He knows he should not do that, but still, he will do it again and again,”. This is an example wh...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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

How to Prevent Your Child from Falling Sick

“Good morning, Audrey is sick today and won’t be coming to school today *sigh* ” – parent “Oh dear! Thats the 3rd time this term. Hope she gets well soon and you take car...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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

What We Know About Behavioural Disorders Among Children

A behaviour of a child or an adult can be influenced by the context of the environment they are placed in. Problem behaviours can be a consequence of being faced with a challenging or unpleasant envir...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Drawing Doodles – A Diagram into the mind!

Hello! I am back with another blog in the Art series. I will have to admit that this topic has been a revelation for me too! I was researching on ways and means to take easy and quick class notes for ...

11 months ago by 2 minutes

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

Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs

Parents of today have high expectations and dreams of what they want for their children’s future. They want the best for their children and would enrol them in preschool programmes and enrichment cl...

12 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Teach the Way the Child Learns

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn -Ignacio Estrada Thank you for following the post! I hope that you have tried out some of the inventive ideas in...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

How to manage attention-seeking behaviours?

In my previous blog post, we explored how to get your child to pay attention while learning. But what about kids who are asking for too much attention from you and that the child starts being “...

1 year 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

Are electronic toys better than traditional toys?

Hi there! Welcome back to this on going series of Myths vs Facts! Play is very important for children as it is linked to many aspects of a child’s development. These include cognition, language,...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training

5 Inventive Ideas to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

Hi and Welcome back! In my previous post, I discussed the reasons of teaching children social skills. To re-cap, social skills are not a simple task for them to learn intuitively, it has a close rel...

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Getting your child’s attention

One of the looming concerns of parents as well as teachers is the limited attention that their child displays when its time to sit down and study. You may have your own experience or had feedback from...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Art & Perspectives

What is the meaning of Perspective ?   You may find familiar, the images of two straight lines (of equal length) and a candlestick or wine glass (or two faces) show us that things are often not ...

1 year ago by 2 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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Social Skills Training

3 Reasons Why We Need to Teach Children Social Skills

Did you know that non-verbal language, which includes body language and tone of voice, contributes a higher portion (as high as 93%) of effective communication in sending our messages across than spo...

1 year ago by 2 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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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Beyond Therapy! Launch of HeadStart for Life Blog!

Hello there! Did you know that on this very day 140 years ago on 7 March in 1876, Alexandra Graham Bell patented the telephone? Fast forward to the present, the way we communicate has certainly come ...

1 year ago by 1 minute

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