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School Readiness Programme

If They Can Do It, Why Can’t I?

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to HeadStart For Life’s blog, Beyond Therapy! In my previous blog entry, we discussed bringing math lessons out to the real world. Today, we will be discussing the diff

3 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

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality: Preparing the child for life

Welcome to HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy Blog! Last 27th April, members of our HeadStart family attended an Early Intervention Conference entitled Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s

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

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Speech Therapy

Too Young To Read?

As a Speech-Language therapist, I am always on the lookout for materials that can be used in my therapy sessions. One of my favorite materials is children’s books because of the versatility of using

3 years 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

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy

Stimming: What is it and what can we do about it?

What is stimming?  The term “stimming” is short for self-stimulatory behaviours. It is also known as “stereotypical repetitive” behaviours. Common stimming behaviours include:

3 years ago by 1 minute

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Speech Therapy

Will my child grow out of it?

Two parents were chatting in an elevator one day. One parent was expressing concern that her daughter was not speaking much for her age. The other parent replied that a friend’s son did not spea

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Red Flags for Language Development of Preschoolers

As children grow, it is typical for parents to become anxious about whether their children are hitting the right developmental language milestones. Although children grow differently, various developm

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Typical vs Atypical Speech Sound Development

According to American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), speech is the verbal means of communicating. It consists of the following: Articulation – how speech sounds are made (e.g., c

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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