Turn taking is an important skill for children to develop patience, friendship and later in life, conversation skills. For example, waiting patiently, to play fairly with another child and siblings and taking turns when others are talking. It is essential for children to develop the ability to take turns to support them in both play and communication.
Speech and language practice can be easily done in our everyday routine. We understand that it can be difficult to find time to sit down and practice speech and language homework. It is even more difficult when we have more than one child to look after. You can have lots of fun learning during meal time. Meal time is the perfect time for learning as the food/meal will already be there and you don’t need to bring in anything extra. You can work with what you have.
Dressing is an activity that is part of everyday living throughout the entire lifespan. As a child becomes older, the ability to achieve an optimal level of independence when dressing is important for them to feel a positive sense of well-being. In this blog we provide some information about the steps and skills required to be successful in dressing and provide some activity suggestions to help your child develop these skills.
For some children, it can be challenging to teach them the skills they require to manage their emotions effectively. Having a space that is comforting and safe without distractions can help regulate the emotions of children with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This blog provides information to help families in creating calming spaces for their children.
Talking Matters also offers workshops and professional development sessions to assist educators and families in developing their skills in assisting children. Sessions are planned and run at the Talking Matters office during the year. Training sessions and workshops are also possible at your site so please contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
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