Explaining Death to Children

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Telling a young child that a beloved family member, friend, or pet has died is a difficult task for any parent to face, and many parents have questions about how to approach this conversation. There are a few important things to keep in mind when discussing death with a child of any age.

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Early Intervention Contacts by State

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Early Intervention Resources & Services in Your State Much has been written about the importance of a child’s first five years of life. What a baby does and experiences during these early years gives him a foundation upon which later skills are developed. That’s why it’s so important to identify which babies can benefit from early intervention. In some states, if …

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Early Intervention & Special Needs Resources

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We constantly strive to gather a useful collection of resources and links to help parents with questions on child development delays, early intervention, social and emotional development, atypical child development and more.   Adaptive Sports & Recreation Resources American Association of Adapted Sports Program – works with educational agencies to establish programs in interscholastic adapted sports for students with physical disabilities. …

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Applied Behavior Analysis and Early Intervention

Sarah Ferry Resources, Therapy Options

The practice of ABA seeks to determine the “who, what, where, and why” of behaviors in order to develop methods to both teach new skills and replace problem behaviors with positive ones. ABA is used to teach a wide variety of skills such as play skills, communication, self-help skills, and social skills.

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Autism Spectrum Therapies: the PLAY Project

Stephanie Saikaly Child Development, Parenting a Child with Special Needs, Resources, Special Needs Diagnoses, Therapy Options

As therapists working with our families in their natural environments, we have the ability to choose from many different approaches to autism spectrum therapy as well as identify appropriate structures for interventions that can be implemented. One such approach is called “The PLAY Project” (Play and Language for the Autistic Youngster).

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The Happiest Toddler on the Block | Book Review

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“Toddlers aren’t mini-adults, or even mini-big kids. They’re more like uncivilized little cave-kids.” – The Happiest Toddler on the Block   How to Successfully Communicate with Your Toddler Do you ever feel like you are speaking a different language when trying to talk to your toddler?  Although your toddler now has the receptive and expressive language skills to carry on …

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The Best Books for Babies & Toddlers

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This list of seventy authors and their books is in no way complete. Each author may have written many titles, of which only one or two are included here. Many great children’s authors and books have not been included – not because they are not worthy, but because to include them all would require another volume! This list includes books …

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Early Intervention Speech Therapy Ideas | Articluation Questions

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What is articulation in children? Articulation is the ability to make sounds clearly. Children learn correct sound pronunciation by listening and imitating appropriate speech role models. Articulation develops gradually over the first 8 years of life. When should I be concerned about my child’s articulation? As therapists we typically are not concerned with a child’s articulation until they reach the …

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Top 4 Questions About Speech Therapy for Infants & Toddlers

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Resources, Special Needs Diagnoses, Therapy Options, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

Can you provide therapy for an infant as young as 3 or 6 months? How do you go about getting a child of that age to understand and respond? Children are interactive from birth and are learning the building blocks of speech, language and overall communication from very early in life. Even a newborn child is communicating! There are very …

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