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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

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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

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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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

2 years ago by 1 minute

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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

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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

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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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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My child has verbal dyspraxia? What does that mean?

What is verbal dyspraxia? Verbal dyspraxia or childhood apraxia of speech is a motor disorder concerning the planning and execution of movements to achieve intelligible speech. Although there is no we

3 years ago by 1 minute

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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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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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Correcting when I hear something incorrect?

To effectively transmit a message and communicate, listeners should understand what we say. Children undergo several stages of speech development before they become completely understandable. It is ac

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Bottle feeding: When should I stop?

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second post in our Myths vs Facts series! Today, we will be tackling the tricky topic of when should we start to wean our child off the use of a milk bottle. Read on to

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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Ready, Sound, Go! – Exciting Ways to Create Sounds

Children communicate in various ways and contexts. When you are around them, just take a pause and observe them communicating in so many ways. One child may gesture (pointing, pulling the person towa

3 years ago by 2 minutes

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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

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