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.
Developing speech and language skills can be included quickly and easily in everyday activities with good results. Bath time is a not only a good time to relax and bond with your child, but can also be a great time to develop communication skills. Here are some ideas on how to bring more communication practice in to your bath time routine.
Are you a busy parent who is constantly on the go? Do you find it hard to find time to sit down and work on speech and language with your child? You can practice speech and language goals from the moment your child wake up until they go to bed. They won’t even notice that they are learning while doing all their daily activities.
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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