Screen Time and Language Development

Screen Time and Language Development

Screen Time and Language Development With the progression into a digital world, there are often concerns with how screen time affects children. “Screen time” refers to the amount of time a person spends staring at computers, tablets, smartphones, television, and video games. As a parent, some days might be easy to get through. But other … Continue reading “Screen Time and Language Development”

The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury

    | The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury | Authored by: Julia Vasarevic | Speech Language Pathologist In North America, contact sports such as hockey, rugby, and football are very popular, especially among the young male population. A contact sport is one where athletes come into bodily contact with each other, often at … Continue reading “The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury”

Hearing Loss and it’s Impact on Speech & Language Development in Children

  | Hearing Loss and it’s Impact on Speech & Language Development in Children | Authored by: Julia Vasarevic | Speech Language Pathologist At Therapy Spot we encourage parents to routinely monitor their child’s hearing, especially before the age of five – a time known as the “critical period” for speech, language, and cognitive development. Research … Continue reading “Hearing Loss and it’s Impact on Speech & Language Development in Children”

Reading Together: Teacher tested tips for reading with your child with ASD

  | Reading Together: Teacher tested tips for reading with your child with ASD | Authored by: Rebecca Pfeiffer | Registered Teacher Reading is one of the best ways to connect with your son or daughter. At Therapy Spot our team has found reading allows for opportunities for communication, improves listening skills and supports the development of social skills. … Continue reading “Reading Together: Teacher tested tips for reading with your child with ASD”

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Planning for sleep

  | Planning for sleep | Authored by: Monica Schlotte | CDA It’s a common issue I hear from parents: ‘my child didn’t sleep well last night’. Sleep deprivation is a concern that is frequent for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is a regular issue encountered by the team here at Therapy Spot. The most … Continue reading “Planning for sleep”

Reading and literacy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  | Reading and literacy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders | Authored by: Katherine Powell | SLP As Speech Language Pathologists we have specialized knowledge in the area of literacy learning. Unfortunately, literacy skills are not typically included in the assessment of and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). There are many misconceptions relating … Continue reading “Reading and literacy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Is There a Disadvantage To Teaching Your Child Multiple Languages?

Trilingualism and language development With our ever-growing multicultural and mobile society, raising trilingual children is a reality for many of our families. Parents are faced with many choices with regards to language acquisition. Do we promote one language in particular? If so, which one? Do we use the “one parent- one language” approach where each parent … Continue reading “Is There a Disadvantage To Teaching Your Child Multiple Languages?”

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

Vocal Hygiene: Taking Care of Your Voice

Think about how often you use your voice everyday – talking on the telephone, visiting with friends, ordering at a restaurant. In addition to communicating your emotions and attitudes, your voice is strongly linked to your overall sense of self (Clark). Now, imagine what would happen if you developed a voice disorder. Approximately 4 to … Continue reading “Vocal Hygiene: Taking Care of Your Voice”

Mental Illness and Communication Impairment – Is There A Connection?

Mental health has been a growing field of study for researchers in more recent years in order to spread awareness and stop the stigmas associated with mental illnesses.  Some of those who have encountered mental illness in their lives have also experienced symptoms of self isolation and communication difficulties, which has led to the inability … Continue reading “Mental Illness and Communication Impairment – Is There A Connection?”