I can't believe that the year is almost over! 2017 was such an eventful year I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for us! A new year always means new resolutions! For this next year we don't want just any boring resolutions. Here is an activity you can complete with your kids help you ignite your creativity and come up with some hilarious resolutions! Below I have posted a picture of one Andrea and I completed together! Enjoy! Happy New Year!
When your child gets diagnosed with Autism or a speech disorder such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech, or an articulation disorder, as a parent you enter the new world of therapists and services. This unfamiliar process of evaluations, treatment plans, and new schedules can be intimidating. Due to this unfamiliarity parents are often tempted to rely on the therapists to know what is best for their child and to "fix" the problem. As parents you know your child best. When parents
This weekend, Speech Point participated to an event organized by OC Autism: Breakfast with Santa. We had games, treats, toys, and also a raffle for somebody to win a free initial consultation. Many people were interested, by only one won (drum roll!)... The winner is Liz from Santa Ana! Congratulations Liz! If you are interested in knowing more about our services, check out our website at SpeechPointTherapy.com or call us at 949-873-3950. Happy Holidays to all! Andrea
Here is a fun simple craft to make this holiday season! Things you need: One piece of green paper cut into a square A small brown rectangle (for the tree trunk) Scissors Glue Glitter/markers (or any preferred decorations) First cut the paper into a square, and fold it into a triangle. Then cut 9 times on the side of your triangle, make sure not to cut all the way through. Next, starting from the bottom, glue the strips inward Glue the brown rectangle to the bottom of the tree
Play is such a crucial part of a child's development. It is through play that children learn how to interact with their environment, discover their interests, and acquire speech, language, and social-emotional skills (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007). As a child grows their play skills will also change and advance. Here are 6 different types of play, can you identify what stage your child is in? 1. Unoccupied Play- When your child is not actually playing but observing.
Children are interactive from the moment they are born. Even thought they are not talking yet, they are learning the building blocks of speech, language, and communication and laying the foundation for their future speech and language skills. Newborn babies can communicate by crying, smiling, cooing and eye contact. No matter what age your baby is, they have age appropriate milestones that they should be meeting. Here are some language development milestones for babies who ar
This weeks core word is GO. This is an important and powerful word that can be used in many situations, topics, and environments. One of the most influential ways parents can encourage communication is through natural consequences. Today we will discuss different ways that parents can use this core word in their day to day activities. After we introduce a new core word in speech therapy, your child needs repeated exposure to the target word throughout their day. As speech the
What's the difference? Let's take a common conversation between a mom and child. Mom: "What do you want to eat?" Child: "I don't know." Mom: "Do you want string cheese or yogurt?" Child: "I want string cheese." There are a total of 20 words in this conversation. 15 of those words are core words (want, do, don't, I, you). The other 5 are fringe words (string cheese, yogurt). Core words: Account for 75-80% of the words we use everyday, they are high frequency. They can be used