Parents have different reactions and emotions about summer approaching, and selecting the right summer camp. Some anticipate relief from busy schedules and a break from meetings and other school obligations. In addition, parents may be excited to be able to … Read the rest
What do playing with play-do, climbing on a rock wall, organizing school supplies and learning how to cook have in common? All of these activities may be happening right now in an Occupational Therapy (OT) session at New Horizons Wellness … Read the rest
African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. This a time for recognizing their central role in United States history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. … Read the rest
Have you and your kids been struggling to get back into a routine after winter break? It always takes a bit of time before finding your groove again after all the excitement of the holidays. Creating routine not only helps … Read the rest
In Recognition of AAC Month, we are sharing resources about how to support your child in learning how to use AAC at home.
What is Aided Language Stimulation and Why is it so important?
If your child has been introduced … Read the rest
First, your child completed trials of Augmentative and Alternative Communication techniques with your Speech-language Pathologist. Then, an AAC evaluation was performed. This was followed by the device request process. Now, your child has a speech generating device (SGD). What are … Read the...
Throughout October, our speech-language pathologists will provide information and resources about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). There are deals that are going on that you don’t want to miss! If you need a refresher about what AAC is, check out … Read the rest
Do you think much about the safety of the backpack that you carry?
National School Backpack Awareness Day is an educational event is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association to support students of all ages. In addition, the Occupational … Read the rest
Communication, AAC and Speech Therapy
When children are young, they communicate mainly wants and needs. As they get older, children begin communicating for social closeness and relationships. We communicate for a variety of functions. This changes depending on the environment
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of speech-language pathologists in providing life-altering treatment. Early detection is the key to a shorter, more effective, and less expensive course
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” The presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.