THERAPY CORNER

Stop the Summer Slide
By Adelle Schwark Speech and Language Therapist We all know that the world has become smaller. One of the benefits for me has been the close contact I have with other therapists around the world. I spend, probably too much time, on Instagram and Pinterest getting ideas and learning new ...
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Helping your child to improve his/her concentration
Life is very difficult for our little ones with concentration difficulties. They are often missing out on information and instructions and as a result get into trouble both at school and at home. Make sure you have your child’s attention before you give an instruction. Touch your child on the ...
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Using Rewards & Punishments
Rewards • Be clear about the requirements to receive a reward. It’s likely that your idea of a clean room and your child’s idea of a clean room differ. Be specific with your requirements, for example: “If you pick up your clothes off the floor and put them neatly in ...
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HELP – My child hates reading!
Do you have to beg your child to read a book? When you see other children reading books do you wonder what you’ve done wrong? Do you love reading but can’t get your own child to read? Let’s face it, having a reluctant reader is hard. It’s hard to know ...
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Change your words, change your mindset
I remember being about 15 and listening to a conversation my mother and father were having. My mother told my father, “don’t say stupid, children believe what you tell them, if you tell them they are stupid that’s what they will become.” My father promptly looked at my two younger ...
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PLAY – Essential Occupational Occupation of Childhood
Play provides a window through which development can be understood and appreciated. Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Research continues to point out that young children learn best through meaningful play experiences. As parents and teachers ...
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A calming toolbox for your child
Create a calming toolbox for your child, which can be carried with you in the car etc.  The toolbox contains practical things to help your child reduce their anxiety or anger. It should contain things like: Balloons Bubbles Stress ball Calming bottle (plastic bottle filled with rice and little objects-buttons/charms) ...
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Teaching your child to tie his/her shoe laces
When you start teaching your child to tie a knot and later a bow, tie two different coloured shoe laces together. Let your child sit on a chair and put the join of the 2 laces under his/her legs. Tell the child to put one colour over his/her legs and ...
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Spelling Strategies
Some children can spell naturally and there are others that need help. English spelling is often hard and is very difficult to remediate. If spelling doesn’t come naturally to your child you’ll need to give him/her as much help as possible, this help includes teaching them some spelling strategies. Phonetic ...
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Navigating Adolescence
Adolescence is known as a challenging time for adolescents and the adults who support them. It’s not unusual for adults to feel as if the adolescents in their lives have suddenly “gone crazy” or “lost their minds”. For the adolescent, sometimes it can feel as if they have “gone crazy”. ...
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