Start off Spring with Flowers

by Bilingual Therapies on March 26, 2015

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spring-speech-activity-ideasAfter long winter months, everyone is ready to jump into a warmer season. Nothing says “Welcome Spring” more than flowers. Flowers are a wonderful way to add some creative and colorful sessions into the mix. [click to continue…]

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Celebrate a Variety of Spring Holidays

by Bilingual Therapies on March 19, 2015

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easter-speech-therapy-reading-activityAlong with the warmer weather, spring brings thoughts of holidays that are more familiar to children. Many families celebrate Easter and Passover during the early spring. For those who may not participate in these holidays, they are likely still familiar with the matzah, chocolate eggs, and bunnies that fill retail stores. These holidays give us the opportunity to explore food, traditions, stories and more that may be incorporated with speech and language goals during sessions. [click to continue…]

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Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

by Bilingual Therapies on March 12, 2015

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st-patricks-day-speech-activityEveryone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s, Day thanks to all of the fun surrounding the holiday. Everyone has fun saying “top o’ the morning” and wearing green to celebrate. Festivities throughout many communities allow people to embrace another culture. Speech therapy is the perfect time to spread the luck of the Irish to share with crafts, books, songs, and other engaging activities. [click to continue…]

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Speech Practice with Song and Movement

by Bilingual Therapies on March 5, 2015

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speech-therapy-song-activitiesSometimes being a little silly and singing can help kids to be more engaged during speech and language sessions. Kids of all ages like to sing and dance, although older kids may be more reluctant to admit it, so embrace this in sessions from time to time. Music is a great way to incorporate singing and dancing while working on fluency, building confidence levels, and continuing skills practice. There are a variety of familiar songs that you can use or adjust for each child you work with to have maximum results. [click to continue…]

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Increase Your Skill Set With a Degree in Dyslexia Therapy

by Bilingual Therapies on February 26, 2015

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Dyslexia-therapist-jobOver the past decade or so, more and more children are being diagnosed with dyslexia. This language-based learning disability includes a variety of symptoms that result in individuals having difficulties with specific language skills. Oftentimes, teachers will notice it when problems with reading begin. Many children who are dyslexic have a difficult time with spelling, writing, and sounding words out. Dyslexia is considered a learning disability because it makes academic life more difficult for students within a traditional classroom setting. This requires students who have been identified as dyslexic to be monitored to see if they require an IEP with special accommodations and academic supports. [click to continue…]

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

February 19, 2015

Many families will be celebrating the Chinese New Year on February 19, and 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. Take the time to reach out to families that celebrate and ask them to share some of their traditions for the holiday. While it may have already passed, it is not too late to embrace […]

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