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Using the Benefits of Yoga with Children
by Megan-Lynette Richmond, M.S., CCC-SLP and Tara Calder, OTR/L**Before beginning a yoga program, or any program involving physical activity, consult your child’s physician.Children with developmental, genetic, or neurological disorders all have unique therapeutic needs. While there is no...
What is Nonverbal Learning Disorder?
by Lisa Priddy, M.S. CCC-SLP Nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) is a type of learning disability. Most children with NLD have difficulty learning from their visual environment. Children with NLD tend to have difficulty in the following areas: Motor function (balance, coordination)...
Using a “Sensory Diet” with Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
by Amber Swearingen, MOT, OTR/LWhat is a Sensory Diet?A sensory diet is a carefully designed, personalized daily schedule of sensory enriched activities, equipment, and strategies to help a person to stay focused and organized throughout the day. Children with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)...
Understanding Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
by Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed.What is an auditory processing disorder?Auditory processing describes what happens when our brains recognize and interpret the sounds around us. Humans hear when sound travels through the ear and changes into electrical information interpreted by the brain. The...
Teaching Children to Self-Manage Their Behavior
by Wendy C. Ward, M.A.T.Behavior self-management is the ability to monitor and adjust one’s own behavior. For teachers of students with noncompliant or disruptive behaviors, this would be a dream come true! When implementing this method, the teacher needs to initially be the primary...
Talk to Me: Suggestions for Getting Children to “Open Up”
by Keri Spielvogle, M.C.D., CCC-SLPSometimes you may find it difficult to get a child to talk to you, especially one with a language disorder. He/she may already be aware that something’s not right, or just be shy. Either way, it is challenging when you need to assess a child’s speech...
Are Teachers Asking the Right Questions?
by Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed. and Clint Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLPQuestions play an important role in the learning process. Effective questioning helps students to organize their thinking, which in turn, helps them achieve their academic goals. As teachers, we need to plan the questions in our lessons...
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