Parenting Matters

Angie (one of our awesome Speech Pathologists) came across this great website that we wanted to pass on to you.  It is: http://www.parentingmatters-epc.org/
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It has all sorts of information.  Some of the things I found most helpful:
1. Calendar: it lists activities and classes for parents and kids (some library times as well that are in addition to the regular story times).
2. At the top it says “Parent Library” if you click on that a list of links will come up.  My favorite links were those with the ages.  I looked up the ages of my girls (ages 3.5 and 18 months) and it gave suggestions of things they should be doing at this age (ride a tricycle, tell pretend story’s, etc).  I would encourage you to look at the list for your child’s age.  If there is something they are not mastering, you can have a goal to work towards.  If they have mastered everything on the list, move up to the next one!

 

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Tips for Positive Parenting

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Have 1-5 rules that cover every situation (This will help in remembering.)

1. Follow directions the first time they are given.

2. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

3. Be kind to others.

4. Make good choices.

5. Try your best.

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10 Effective Parenting Tips

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Speech Sounds Development

Are your child’s speech sounds on target with others his/her age? Check out our speech sounds development post by Angie!

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Speech sounds chart

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Reading Over the Summer!

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Many parents know that it is good to read to their children, but many parents admit to not doing so on a daily basis, according to a new collaboration between several groups, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It has been reported, less than 50% of parents are reading to their child every day.

Reading to a child is one of the most important things you can do for their overall development……find more here www.eloquentspeech.blogspot.com

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Music: A Cure For All?

There are countless benefits of music in our lives and the lives of those with special needs. Check out one of the newest benefits here: http://eloquentspeech.blogspot.com/

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Annual Free Speech Screenings April 17th!

Speech therapy flyer 2014

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Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Vocabulary 101:

As a parent, you might not understand the lingo of SLPs. During a speech and language evaluation, or while reading your child’s report, your evaluator might be using terms that sound foreign. It is important, if you do not understand what your evaluator is saying, to simply ask. As you continue reading, the most frequently used words will be described.

Baby Expressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just pLaYiNg

What are your human rights? Did you know that every child has a RIGHT TO PLAY? Find out why here: http://eloquentspeech.blogspot.com/

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Communication Strategies for Infants and Toddlers

download (3)Your baby starts communicating with you before they take their first breath. It’s true, little Johnny and Susie are communicating even before they leave the womb. Sure, early communication seems like a lot of crying and grunting at first, but quickly becomes so much more! As you understand early communication, you will be better equipped to enhance your baby’s language from infancy through adulthood. (continue reading at http://eloquentspeech.blogspot.com/)

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