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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...

1 week 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 ...

1 month 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...

2 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 ...

2 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...

3 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...

4 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...

5 months 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...

6 months 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, ...

7 months 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...

8 months 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...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

10 months 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...

11 months 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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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 year ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Fun Ways to Work with Your Child’s Speech – Part I

  “My child just won’t sit still and say the sounds that I want him to. It’s so hard.” Does this resonate with you? I often hear this feedback from the parents of childr...

1 year 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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Speech Therapy

Gesturing: Its Importance For Language Development

“When will my child begin to talk?” This is a question speech-language pathologists are frequently asked by parents. In response to this question, I ask the question: “Is your child gesturing?...

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Echolalia: Parroting Words without Communicating

Hello! We love seeing you back here at HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy blog! Today we are going to talk about Echolalia. What’s that? Please read on! Imitation plays a strong part in o...

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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Speech Therapy

What are Speech Sound Disorders?

Most of us must have heard at one time or other a friend’s child saying “tar” instead of ‘car’ or a child on the bus saying “that car yewo”. And what about Tweety Bird saying “I though...

1 year ago by 1 minute

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