Early Development · 23. February 2021
language development when pregnant
Reading to your infant or toddler is important for so many reasons, but did you know that how you read to your child matters? Interactive reading, or shared book reading, is not just fun for parents and children, it can foster development of early speech, language, and literacy skills. Interactive reading involves so much more than just reading the words in a book - take a look at the strategies below for some ideas!
Language · 15. February 2021
making choices in speech therapy
As a speech-language pathologist, I find myself giving choices...A LOT. "Do you want to play with the farm OR trains today?" "Do you want to jump OR do you want to lie down?" "Do you want the purple car OR the red car?"
Language · 25. November 2020
This post comes to you from a dear Kid Connections family who practice “Thankful Thursday” every week around their dinner table. I caught wind of this gratitude practice and have been incorporating it into my sessions ever since. The thing about gratitude is that it's an abstract concept. First of all, how do we define it? And most importantly, how do we teach it to our kids?
Language · 13. November 2020
teletherapy Maryland virtual speech
Since March 2020, most therapists around the country started providing services virtually. For many families, this was a temporary solution during a time when social distancing was necessary. However, we have learned that teletherapy can be more than just a flexible fix, and instead a way of consistent and meaningful access to quality services, for our kiddos. Here's why:
Language · 07. February 2020
language development
Everyone knows that food is the way to someone's heart, but did you know it can also lead the way to better speech and language skills? Valentine's Day is coming up, so let food be a part of your love language!
Language · 17. December 2019
Here are a few tips to support your child's social skills through the holidays and all that comes with this time of year.
Language · 09. September 2019
It's September, and we all know what that means...back to school. With the change of the season also comes new teachers, new classes, a new routine, and opportunities for building new friendships. For children with communication challenges, this also means new obstacles and all the feelings that come along with unfamiliar "new-ness". To help your child start on the right track, here are our top 3 strategies for building relationships and developing positive social skills in and out of school.
Articulation · 28. March 2019
Bored with flashcards and speech "homework"? Us too! Try these play-based activities to support early-developing sounds.
Early Development · 18. January 2019
Most people know that a child typically says their first word around 12 months old. Would you be surprised to know that there are many developmental milestones that occur before 12 months old which are key indicators of a child's language development? All before that first word emerges! Let's chat a bit about early language development - about everything that typically happens before we hear that first word. These milestones are so crucial - maybe even more important than the first word!
Language · 22. October 2018
Fall weather is finally here and that means a lot more time outdoors to enjoy all of the wonderful fall activities that the Annapolis area has to offer – I’m looking at you, pumpkin patches and corn mazes! I love that Maryland’s fall weather lasts so long because that means many opportunities to enjoy these activities. Here are my top 5 tips for ways to help your child with special needs enjoy these activities: Read stories. Stories that incorporate fall activities can help your child...

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