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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses cute ideas to use during therapy with toddlers for Valentine's Day. All ideas are listed here in this post. In the post you'll also find links to FREE Therapy Tip of the Week videos with even more ideas! Hope you enjoy these ideas with your little sweethearts!
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions.
From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends:
Do what they like!
Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!
Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...
Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.
Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay games
Work on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH method
Over time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sit
Modify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option!
Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.
Please join us this Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST or 7:00 p.m. EST live with host Denise Messenger. Her special guest is Rachel Betzen, M.A. We will be discussing speech therapy for children. In 2005 Rachel started her private practice around speech-language therapy and reading programs. Just as she was ready to quit her part-time job and work for herself full-time, she and her husband were in a car accident. Soon after, she began to develop many neurological symptoms, including chronic pain, and she lost the ability to walk for eight months. Shortly after that, another doctor diagnosed her with Lyme disease. She struggled through the illness to continue working with the children in her private practice. She provided speech and language therapy within the context of literacy and direct multi-sensory reading programs for the school-age children. Rachel’s therapy and reading programs are individualized to each student. They all receive immediate and distinctive feedback. Also, therapy is done within what Rachel calls each student’s “Zone of Proximal Development.” This means that each child’s therapy was right at their level. Join us for more details! You asked for it and we deliver!
Meet Emily and Rachel, they are speech therapists and will explain what they do and the new way they have found to deliver services.
This show is about stroke and brain injury and is for anyone interested in stroke with bits and pieces thrown in for inspiration, ways to be healthy, less stressed and more. I want to be here to share and to lift up other stroke survivors or warriors. I want to help you find out there are others going through what you have gone though. Maybe not the same journey but a survivor none the less. To give positive information, inspire and embrace what you have and continue moving forward.
Tory Sherlock is currently in the last year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, graduating with Honors and a BA in Psychology. She is trying to continue on to graduate school for music therapy. For her senior thesis this year, she is researching the efficacy of art therapies in a variety of contexts including healing and rehabilitation. This study will focus on the perspective of the therapist and giver of treatment, not just client/patient outcome. Part of her research will include carrying out interviews with prospective therapists who are willing to answer some questions about their stance on their work, what brought them to the field, along with some other similar topics.
Since I get requests for interviews or information from students frequently, I thought I'd record this one so that other students looking for similar information might be able to use it for their projects, too.
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides a list of the next 6 skills toddlers acquire before they begin to use words to talk. This list may also be a launching point for a conversation with your child's therapist. If you've all been hyperfocused helping a child learn to say new words with no regard for the all of the things that must come first, you may not be addressing the root cause of your child's delay. Again, listen to the show if you'd like more information!
Brother Mac will be back on hand to discuss fatherhood from his experience and his perspective.
How do you keep a good relationship when there are so many kids by different mothers?
Why do so many Black people feel that not having a father figure is okay?
There's more, more and much more!
The issue of the Black father has been going on for generations and unfortunately in a negative way.
Whether we are talking about the absentee father, the deadbeat dad, the abusive father, the man that never really came around, the man that had all those kids, the man that wouldn't marry my mom, the man that we never met or the one that we can't seem to get it together with, the Black father is a polarizing figure. He commands a lot of attention for a man that so many people say hardly exists in our lives.
The issues with fathers is not exclusive to Black people. Other races and ethnic groups have had similar issues with fathers but their issues seem to have dealt more with abusive or neglectful fathers inside the home. Many Black people have the opposite experience.
This is not a general show concerning fathers though. This show will focus on personal issues that people have had in the Black family with their fathers.
What has been your experience concerning your dad? Was he there? Was he absent? Have you been mad at him most of your life or have you been looking for him most of your life?
Has someone else that is not been your biological dad been your dad all your life? How did that turn out?
Have you been taught to feel like a father is not as important in your life as a mother is?
What about people who have sons? Do we secretly fear that our sons won't be there for their children if they grew up without a dad? Do we try to prevent that from happening or do we let the chips fall where they may?
What can be done to remedy the situation of the Black father in relation to the child, the family and the community?
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Devra Davis will discuss electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) and the greater health risk to children, infants and toddlers.
Dr. Devra Davis founded the non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming, to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies. Devra Davis’ career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy, and scientific research. She is the author of more than 190 scientific publications, editor of 11 books, and has written two best-selling books. Dr. Davis is one of the most vocal and credible voices warning about the dangers of cell phone radiation.
John Whitehead-Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today? Constitutional attorney, founder and president of The Rutherford Institute and and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People.
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Steve "The Movie Guy" Evans-Live from the movie capital of the world, Hollywood, CA, The Movie Guy reports the weekend's big winners at the box office and the best of the coming attractions.
Megan Barth-Trump Scores First Win, & Clinton Gets Berned! Next stop South Carolina. Megan, Founder and Proprietor of ReaganBaby.com, and nationally recognized political commentator and women's advocate reports.
Adam Lipsius-A Smart New Hero And An Exciting Talent Competition For Aspiring Young Actors: Knox Chase Is On The Case. Lipsius accomplished author, feature film director, producer and screenwriter talks about his latest book and a unique talent search.
Dr Herb London-This week the UN Security Council met in an Emergency Meeting to react to the latest illegal rocket launch by North Korea. Dr. Herb London, is president of the London Center for Policy Research.
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