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

Beyond Therapy: The Greatest Hits

Hello readers! Thanks for joining us for another edition of HeadStart for Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy. It’s getting close to the time of year when we stop to take a moment to reflect on ou

7 months ago by 1 minute

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Speech Therapy

From Social Communication Challenges to The Good Doctor

Thank you for joining me again to discuss this week’s topic: Shaun Murphy’s social skills! If you have watched the drama series, The Good Doctor, I am sure you know who I am talking about. Yes

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Well done, dear parents! Stories of Parents’ Efforts on Building Communication

Hello everyone! It’s nice you dropped by once again and warm welcome to the new readers of HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy!  We’ve been delighted to share stories and suggestions about our

11 months 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by 4 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 year 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

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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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

2 years 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

2 years 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?

3 years ago by 3 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Dealing with Verbal Dyspraxia

Previously, we provided an overview of verbal dyspraxia or childhood apraxia of speech. We hope that you were able to gain some useful information regarding this motor speech concern. If you have miss

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

I don’t need to talk as my child doesn’t understand and is not listening

Hello everyone! Welcome to the next post in the Myths vs Facts series! Recently, Prince William and Prince George were the subjects of some online discussions because there were photos of Prince Willi

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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