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Category Archives: Child Development Specialist

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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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 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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Child Development Infant- Toddler Program

Our goal is to better the lives of infants and toddlers who have a disability or who are considered high risk for developing a disability. Our Child Development Infant- Toddler Program is run by a Child Development Specialist using an … Continue reading

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Benefits Of A Preschool Readiness Program

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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What Does A Child Occupational Therapist Do?

What Does A Child Occupational Therapist (OT) Do? Child Occupational Therapists work with premature babies to young children. In short, the therapist looks at how you do any kind of activity or task. Then they come up with a plan … Continue reading

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Strategies For The Little Learners Early Intervention Program

The Little Learners Early Intervention Program uses all of the below strategies to help children learn. Build on a child’s interest Offer a predictable schedule Develop joint attention, communication and social understanding Teach tasks as a series of simple steps … Continue reading

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What To Look For In A Child Developmental Specialist

Child Developmental Specialists (CDS’s) are professionals who have a BA/BS or MA/MS in child development, psychology, education, communication disorders, counseling, or any other related field. If the Child Development Specialist does not have a degree in child development, s/he must … Continue reading

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