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...
Language · 12. October 2018
Did you know you can promote language development with the activities you are already doing? Here are five tips for helping your child learn language through interaction.
Early Development · 31. July 2018
Late talking is a common concern for parents. Have your late talker evaluated.
Late language emergence (late talking) is a common concern for parents, and one that is easily treatable. Unfortunately, many doctors, teachers, and other trusted resources continue to give outdated advice, encouraging parents to "wait and see" instead of obtain a speech-language (or multi-disciplinary) evaluation. But the evidence is overwhelming: early intervention (EI) is one of the most efficacious types of treatment available.
Early Development · 22. June 2018
Does my child have a speech or language delay? We help families in Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County.
This is a question that we are asked regularly. Parents often reach out to us by phone, through email, or on Facebook wondering if their child is developing typically or if they are delayed. At Kid Connections, we strive to help families in Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County answer this question. We know there is a lot of conflicting information about when to refer your child for a speech or language evaluation. Your child’s preschool teacher may have concerns, while your...