Speech and Oral Motor Therapy for Children with Downs Syndrome

Speech and Oral Motor Therapy for Children with Downs Syndrome   Speech and Oral-Motor/Feeding Therapy aim at improving communication skills in the areas of sound and speech production, respiration and proper breath control for a variety of sounds, understanding and using a variety of language concepts, skills for social interaction, management and control of food … [Read more…]

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?   GROSS MOTOR SKILLS *    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand *    Kicks ball *    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward *    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step FINE MOTOR SKILLS *    Imitates horizontal and vertical strokes *    Can match 3 … [Read more…]

10 developmental benefits of reading!

10 DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF READING!   One on one interaction with your child! Pre-reading skills (how you hold a book, reading left to right, what words look like) Helps develop fine motor skills for turning pages Helps develop understanding of action words (running, swinging, eating) Teaches concepts of space (under, over, below, in) Increases your … [Read more…]

Sequencing

Listed below are some great ways to target sequencing skills: Create an obstacle course and have the child follow 2-3 step directions Have the child describe basic routine events by telling what he or she did first, next and last (e.g. brushing teeth) Have the child follow 2-step directions using “before” and “after” Have the … [Read more…]