Turning Oral Motor Activities into Play

Stephenie GomezChild Development, Play Time

Parents and their children are actually participating in oral motor activities and modeling oral motor skills during their daily routines without even being aware of it. Here are some fun ways to target oral motor skills during play and daily routines with your child that provide multiple opportunities to practice each skill and are fun for everyone!

Using Signs, Gestures and Manual Communication with Your Baby

Stephenie GomezChild Development, Parent Routines

If I sign with my child, won’t that stop him/her from developing speech? NO! In fact, research and experience shows that it actually helps facilitate speech in both children with typically developing speech/language skills as well as those with disorders of speech or language. Here are just 2 resources (one professional and one layman) that support this idea: Millar, D.C., …