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Speech Therapy

Promoting Language through Conversation: Asking the right questions

“In life, it is more important to ask the right questions than to find the right answers.” Welcome back to Headstart For Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! An important mentor in my life share...

3 weeks ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Talking in Circles: Difficulties with Word Finding

Welcome back Headstart readers! We are all familiar with the “tip-of-the-tongue” phenomenon: it’s that frustrating feeling you get when you’re in the middle of a conversation ...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

5 Useful Strategies to Help Anxious Children

Hello! Welcome back to HeadStart For Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! Chinese New Year has been celebrated, adults gone back to work and children back to school. Times flies and we just entered into...

2 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Role of Language in Interaction

Hi there! Welcome back to Beyond Therapy! The blog for HeadStart for Life! Language contributes a lot to a child’s ability to engage comfortably and confidently in various social settings (school, h...

3 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

7 Effective Ways to Encourage Your Child to Talk

Welcome back to HeadStart for Life: Beyond Therapy blog! As a speech therapist, one of our main responsibilities is to support and encourage all parents to be their child’s “best speech therapist...

3 months ago by 4 minutes

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Speech Therapy

The Invisibility of Pre-Linguistic Skills

Hi everyone, and welcome back to HeadStart For Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! Happy New Year! And thank you for joining us for our first post of 2019! In my previous post, I discussed pre-linguistic s...

4 months ago by 2 minutes

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Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

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...

6 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

7 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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 ...

8 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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 ...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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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...

11 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...

1 year ago by 1 minute

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Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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, ...

1 year ago by 4 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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 1 minute

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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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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 ...

1 year 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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Speech Therapy

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...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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