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How a Preschool Readiness Program Prepares Your Child for Kindergarten

Here at Speech Source Therapy, our Little Learners Early Intervention Program (LLEIP) is a preschool readiness program specifically designed for your child. Preschool readiness (which can also be called kindergarten readiness) refers to a child’s readiness to make a smooth and successful … Continue reading

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How Reading Aloud Can Improve Speech

Many children who struggle with speech difficulties or who are nonverbal benefit significantly from parents reading aloud to them. Reading aloud to your child provides a wide variety of opportunities to engage her in conversation which can help improve her … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Self-Help Skills

At an early age, many children begin to show independence. For some, starting to exercise independence through self-help skills requires more intentional effort. At Speech Source Therapy, our occupational therapists work with children to better develop motor skills to encourage their … Continue reading

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Should I Limit Screen Time for My Child?

TV can be a good learning resource for children but it’s not nearly as effective as interactive, hands-on experiences such as touching, shaking, stacking, feeling, or problem-solving with people they’re familiar with. Therefore, a limit on screen time can be … Continue reading

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Understanding the Benefits of Pediatric Occupational Therapy

According to popular research, occupational therapy is helpful not only in developing necessary life skills but also in reducing the risk of hospital admission (and readmission in some cases). At Speech Source Therapy, Inc. we pride ourselves on providing families … Continue reading

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Developing Self-Esteem in Elementary Years

For many children, developing self-esteem in elementary years has challenges and opportunities at school to grow their confidence by discovering new capabilities and greater independence.  Others may find opportunities such as making new friends difficult leading them to doubt themselves.  As parents, … Continue reading

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Developing Memory Skills at Home with Your Child

Often a child’s memory skills can be challenged when beginning kindergarten or throughout elementary school.  The change in pace or higher academic demands can create an opportunity to further develop your child’s cognitive skills.  Many parents find that a speech therapist … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Calm Down: How an Occupational Therapist

Every child has moments with large bursts of energy or frustration.  However, some children may find it difficult to calm down on their own. Helping your child calm down well will create positive development opportunities that will prepare them for future … Continue reading

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Developing Communication Skills in Everyday Moments

Early language and communication skills are learned best through everyday moments with your child—reading books, talking, laughing, and playing together. These moments increase essential speech and language which lead to greater academic success in the future.   How Parents Can … Continue reading

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How Can a Child Development Specialist Help My Toddler?

Understanding the development of your child at any age is essential. Our goal at Speech Source Therapy, Inc. is to better the lives of infants and toddlers who have a disability or who are considered high risk for developing a disability. … Continue reading

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