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Speech Therapy

Talking with Your Eyes

Welcome back to Beyond Therapy, HeadStart For Life’s blog! This week, we will be discussing joint attention, or how we learn to talk with our eyes, and why it is a topic that is important enough to

7 months ago by 2 minutes

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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

9 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

11 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

Comparative Thinking

Hi friends! I am back with another HeadStart blog related to numeracy skills for our budding mathematicians! Today I will be discussing about the need for comparative thinking skills in early numeracy

1 year 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

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago by 2 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

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Language and Thinking Skills for Children with Speech and Language Delay

From young, language and thinking skills play a very important role in our daily life experiences. We need to use language and think creatively and critically to solve problems, assess the consequence

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

What should we teach our toddlers?

“He can point to different body parts now!” “She counted from 1 to 30 yesterday!” Quite often, parents share about what their child knows. Young children learn at an exponentia

3 years ago by 2 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

What Can Influence Your Child’s Speech Development?

Parents and professionals use milestones to determine and monitor a child’s development and progress. Aside from knowing the skills achieved at a given age, it would be very useful to have an idea o

3 years ago by 1 minute

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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,

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Speech Therapy

Reading and Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension as a component of READING and READING COMPREHENSION According to the “SIMPLE VIEW OF READING”, skilled reading (meaning to be a proficient reader) requires two processes: A

3 years ago by 1 minute

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School Readiness Programme

Setting Up a Positive Learning Environment for your Child

Are you at your wits end when it comes to making your child sit and learn? Let’s check… Every time you call out to your child “Let’s read a book”, you get your self ready

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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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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