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Puppet Play 10 ways

Puppets are a fun and exciting way to help children learn language and social skills. They allow children to learn to express themselves to and around others in a controlled and engaging way. There are endless varieties … Go to full post

Occupational therapy for school success

OT can really help school kids be calm, alert and ready to learn. Whether you are a parent, teacher, child care worker, support worker or therapist you want the children in your care to get as much learning from the time… Go to full post

All about Language

What is receptive and expressive language? Speech pathologists often talk about children’s skills in terms of “receptive language” and “expressive language”. What does this mean ? How are these assessed and how… Go to full post

Developing pre-writing skills

Handwriting is a skill that is important throughout school. There are lots of fun ways to help preschool children develop the skills they need to be ready for learning handwriting when they begin school. Go to full post

Develop clear speech

Some children have unclear or distinct speech, especially in sentences.  These children can have unclear speech for a number of reasons. Go to full post

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