One of the main ways we use to help children use their AAC more at home, is to provide them with Aided Language Stimulation. That simply means that caregivers need to model words on the AAC device with the child throughout the day. Yes! You can use their iPad and click on the words too :) The video below demonstrates how to do that very well!
I have heard some great "first word" stories from the parents of my clients. The hope is always that their first word will be "mama" or "dada", but as many parents know that is not always the case. Whatever their first word may be how do you know if it a true word or "real word" and not just babbling? What is a word? Often parents say their child's first word was "mama" or "dada" and that they started using it at around 6 months. However is that use of "mama" and "dada" a tru
I just love when there are holidays coming up, because that means we get to make crafts! Valentine’s day is a fun, easy theme that you can use in speech therapy. Crafts are a preferred activity and super fun for kids. It gives them a chance to work on goals in a natural hands-on setting. If you’re like me, you already have a huge craft stash of all these items all set and ready to go. Here are some instructions on how to make these Love Bugs Materials Paper- Red, pink, black
Sally, our Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, just received her RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) certification!! This certification indicates that she is able to use the principles of behavior analysis during her speech therapy sessions. Speech Point is committed to dually training all its therapists, so they can use the best techniques from both the field of Speech-Language Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis.
In just about every American home there is a TV, phone, Ipad, tablet, computer, and video game device. Most three-year-olds can work an Iphone better than their parents can. Screen time for children in America is everywhere. So then why does the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend no screen time for children under 18 year of age? "For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting." (AAP) How does screen time take away from Lan
I am a HUGE fan of hands on activities. Sensory bins are one of my favorite activities to incorporate in my therapy sessions. They are super easy to make, and can be used in SO many different ways. They are also great for increasing engagement and interaction with your kids. So what is a sensory bin? Sensory bin: The simplest definition, it is a tactile experience, involving the sense of touch, in a box! For many children with autism, this can be a very calming activity for