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May 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Transitions from School to Home for Summer Break

Preparing and planning for summer break ahead of time can make for a successful transition from school, especially for those with sensory processing challenges.

During the school year, teachers and parents create predictable daily routines at school and for homework time. With summer break approaching, parents and caregivers are wise to develop a daily summer “…


Added by Diana Ashby Henry on May 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Marvelous May: Celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month

As a therapist and a writer, I have always enjoyed alliterations. Even the term is fun to say. Alliteration basically means a series of words in a row that have the same first consonant sound. The classic phrase she sells sea shells down by the sea shore for example comes to mind.  Alliteration is part of normal development of phonological awareness along with rhyming and isolating sounds and all are important components for early literacy skills. Many children with special needs struggle…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on May 5, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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