Story telling is fundamental to human interaction. It is the way that we share experiences, relate to one another and empathize with others. Story telling is the way we keep family memories alive, study history and understand our place in the world. Story telling starts very young. Children as young as 2-3 years [...]
Many years ago, I first heard that communication was more about body language than words. As an OT who worked with children who had motor planning challenges, I was fascinated by how limiting their inability to imitate was on communication. Ever since Albert Mehrabian’s famous study in 1967, people have quoted his formula, misquoted [...]
Today, we are blogging over at Special-ism.com. As interest in social skills development has increased, so has the understanding that some children have more difficulty than others decoding the various social cues that many of us take for granted. We have begun to appreciate that many children who are struggling socially do so not [...]
Ultimately, they will get to know each other and appreciate each other even if they don’t become best friends. They will learn to communicate and talk about the hard stuff while laughing at what will seem silly to them in the end. They will become skilled at negotiating and compromising.
These are the thoughts that swirled [...]
Today, we are blogging over at Special-ism.com. Voice volume and tone of voice are both subtle but critical aspects of social interaction. We all know a child who talks too loudly during interactions, their voice overpowering the conversation and negatively affecting their peer interactions. There are the children who don’t speak loud enough for [...]
When we founded all4mychild in the spring of 2011, we thought long and hard about our tagline. We wanted it to truly represent our mission. We wanted it to let people know that we believe that collaboration always brings about the best ideas. We also wanted to provide helpful tools to parents, [...]
The ProPA app is a must have for a speech language pathologist, or any educator who is working with preschool to early elementary students. Created by the brilliant Tanya Coyle (known at @SLPTanya on Twitter), it is filled with valuable information, and is easy to administer. As stated [...]
Today we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com. Today’s post is Part 2 of a two-part series which offers lots of ideas for therapeutic uses of the recorder. The first part includes many insights from Orly Zalel, developmental musician and music teacher, and today’s post shares ideas for using the recorder to address [...]
We love to collaborate with others and today we are doing just that with Special-Ism. Please take a moment to check out today’s Special Showcase which features our Fun Timer app and while you are there, be sure to take some time to explore this amazing site. Get started HERE.
Recently in our group we attempted to help our kids understand the concept of “pushing buttons,” or doing something purposely to make others mad. We have written on this twice before. You read those entries here and here. This was happening a lot in our group, and taking away from our time to address [...]
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21st Century Twist on the Classic Game of 20 Questions
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