Vocabulary milestones: As we all know, every child is different when it comes to communicative development- but here are rough approximations for vocabulary development at different ages. Vocabulary development is a process by which people acquire words which shift from babbling to meaningful speech. - Mouroge #speech #speechtherapy #speechpathology #vocabulary #child #children #kids #development #communication
Attention Parents: In this day and age, with both parents working full time, it may seem hard to find time to sit with your child and engage in meaningful language and learning - but is does not have to be! Here are some quick tips for enriching your child's literacy and language development, that you can incorporate into a busy schedule: - on the way to childcare/preschool, have a nursery rhyme sing-a-long
- whilst in the car, play 'eye-spy', with a different sound focus ea
Lately we’ve started to explore collaborative art-making during our art therapy sessions with some of the kids that struggle to engage with art-making on their own.
Collaborative art therapy sessions offer individuals and groups opportunities to learn how to work together, resolve conflicts, work through trauma, develop social and communication skills, and a safe place for expression. (Malchiodi, 2012). It’s not unusual for a child to find a blank
It is very important to look holistically at speech and language development which includes foundations such as attention and play skills. This is because they are precursor skills required to develop prior to another skill beginning to develop and strengthen.
This is a great visual I like to utilise with parents to show the hierarchy of communicative development at each of its stages and the importance of it.
- Mouroge #speechpathology #speechtherapy #speech #language
Kids will communicate in the ways that they have learnt naturally, but we may also need to strategically assist them in understanding how they are feeling and developing language to express those feelings in the most helpful way <3 If you feel your child would benefit from some assistance with developing emotional vocabulary and regulation, contact kids inspired and chat with one of our Psychologists, firstname.lastname@example.org #psychologist #psychology #children #child #kids #
Art Therapy online - how does it work? Often we get enquiries from our parents asking how can you do art therapy through a computer screen? The structure and delivery of the session is not that different from an in-person art therapy session. It just requires a little bit more pre-planning before the session and a dialogue between the parent and therapist. Art Therapy online is also a terrific alternative for our out of the area families who don’t want to travel too far but a
Name it to tame it! Recognising emotions is the first step to emotional regulation. After all, how can we fix a problem if we don’t know what the issue is? Labelling our children’s emotions helps them to develop emotional intelligence by giving them the vocabulary to understand their experiences. It also shows them that we understand and empathise with how they are feeling. This can be as simple as saying “I can see that you’re disappointed” or “I get that you’re angry about