App Review: Speech Blubs

As I mentioned in my post on screen time, I have been using apps more and more in therapy with clients of all ages. One app that I have been using with my little ones is Speech Blubs. This is an app aimed at toddlers speech and language development and is evolved quite substantially from … Continue reading App Review: Speech Blubs

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The Hot Topic of Screen Time

As a therapist and as mom of a nearly-3-year-old this is a very relevant topic in my life and I thought I should weigh in. In this day and age information is everywhere. We are constantly bombarded on all sides with various opinions and articles and hear-say about every single topic you can think of. … Continue reading The Hot Topic of Screen Time

How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

  Tips for talking to your child during play: Talk to your child at the level that they can talk – if your child can only say one word at a time, do not talk too much – use one or two words to talk back. Be excited and fun when you talk to them … Continue reading How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder, also referred to simply as “autism”, is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. This means it is a disorder that affects brain development. Early signs of autism are typically present before the age of 3. A definitive cause of autism remains unknown, however there is ongoing research to attempt to establish causal … Continue reading WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

Hands On! Using sign language with babies and toddlers

Think of movies like “look who’s talking” and “daddy day care” where little tykes are given the ability to communicate as adults. It makes for great entertainment, and while it gives babies and toddlers way too much credit, it also makes one think about what baby would say if he could communicate.  Well he can communicate … Continue reading Hands On! Using sign language with babies and toddlers