Why I Stopped Calling My Child Shy and the Steps I’ve Been Taking to Reverse the Effects

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. In an earlier post, I voiced my grief over children being labelled as "shy." Society is very keen on creating molds and images as to what we "should be," including what we should be socially. Be socially assertive. Gain energy from being in social situations. Surround yourself with people… Continue reading Why I Stopped Calling My Child Shy and the Steps I’ve Been Taking to Reverse the Effects

How to Help Your Child Talk More

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. A while back I did a post about Everyday Activities to do at Home to Help Your Child Start Talking, in order to teach parents how they could help their child start talking. Today is for those of you who have a child that is talking, but are maybe only… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Talk More

How to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span

"Phoebe just doesn't want to listen." "I feel like I can read the same story over and over to Trevor, and he still can't answer one question about it." "Jill rarely finishes her work in class." "I'll ask Sam to draw a picture of his favorite game for me, but 2 minutes later he is… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span

Part 2 of the Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

Good afternoon, everyone. This is part 2 of the basic language concepts your child needs and how to teach them at home. Part 1 covered what the basic language concepts are, why they are important, the teaching process to follow when teaching someone a new skill, and how to use everyday activities at home to… Continue reading Part 2 of the Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

THIS IS PART 1 OF THIS TOPIC!  I HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT REGARDING BASIC CONCEPTS, SO TODAY IS ABOUT THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH YOU TEACH A NEW SKILL AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING COLORS, BODY PARTS, SPATIAL CONCEPTS, FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, AND QUANTITIES. PART 2 WILL SOON FOLLOW WITH SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES REGARDING SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES… Continue reading Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home