The Powerful Play of “Taking Turns” in Speech Language Therapy

I am always looking for strategies to help my clients with their speech therapy goals.  One resource I find really helpful is the Hanen Centre, a Canadian charitable organization that works globally to support parents, caregivers educators and SLPs.  One really important technique to help children learn language is the “back and forth” play or the “taking turns” strategy. Having a back-and-forth conversation with a child may seem like a small thing, but it has a big impact on their language skills.

Creating the Calm: Teaching Kids Mindfulness 

What is mindfulness anyways? Well, it is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. So, it’s not denying your feelings or how your body feels but learning to stay calm in those moments. By ‘creating the calm’ we can focus on what we need and want to do without fear.

The Journey to Adulthood: Ten Ways to Build Independence for Your Teen on the Spectrum 

The road to adulthood is filled with transitions for every child.  For families with loved ones who also have Autism starting to develop independence skills at a young age can make a big difference in the way they will experience the learning curve to independence.

We Need to Talk About Pee, Poo and Sex…

Our bodies are complex and so pelvic rehabilitation requires individual, tailored treatments. This begins with the very personal story of each client but I will tell you that one thing every client does have in common is that pelvic floor conditions are really hard to talk about!

Co-Treatment Magic at MM

Let’s break it down: A co-treatment or co-treat means that different therapists are working together with a client at the same time.  The combination of therapy helps us reach the client’s goals in an efficient and holistic manner. By combining therapeutic programs we can have more impact on addressing the needs of the client.

Physical Activity: Are Your Kids Getting Enough?

Being physically active everyday helps to maintain a healthy body weight, builds stronger bones, improves fitness, increases self-confidence, and decreases the chances of developing diseases such as type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. It also helps with stress and anxiety and is a coping technique the whole family can participate in…

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