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Category: Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

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

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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Social Skills Training

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

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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Occupational 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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Social Skills Training

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

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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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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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. ...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training,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...

1 year ago by 3 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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...

1 year 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 “...

2 years 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...

2 years 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,...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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