sequencing cards

Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

Sequencing cards are a great way to help work with your child understand a series of events. The ability to put sequences in order will help your child down the road re-tell stories in a sequential manner.  The product below is one of my favorites when working with children (4-years and older) on this important … Continue reading Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

Mr. Potato Head

5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

Mr. Potato Head is a classic children's toy that does not get dated or go out of style.  It is also a great toy to work on increasing your child's language abilities. Here are 5 ways you can use this toy when working with your child. Language Skills Vocabulary- Ask your child to point to all … Continue reading 5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

Melissa & Doug Puzzle

The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

If you're looking for an activity to work on language development with your child, look no further.  This Melissa & Doug puzzle provides so many opportunities to work on increasing language skills. Language Skills This hide and seek puzzle is AWESOME . I use it frequently when working with preschool-aged children. Here are some ways … Continue reading The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

child's eye contact

Powerful Ways to Increase Your Child’s Eye Contact

Does your child have difficulty looking at you when asking for things or telling you something? Poor eye contact is very common for child on the Autism Spectrum. Establishing and maintaining eye contact is an important ability to have socially. There are some ways you can work with your child to help increase this skill. … Continue reading Powerful Ways to Increase Your Child’s Eye Contact

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Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

There are SO many opportunities to increase language skills with playdough. This activity is motivating especially due to its sensory stimulation. When using playdough with your child you are able to target vocabulary, expanding utterances, and following directions all with one activity. Tips for Increasing Language Skills With Playdough As the parent, stay in control of … Continue reading Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

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5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

Joint attention is when you and your child share attention or focus on the same item. If your child has Autism or a significant communication disorder, then your child may have difficulty with this skill. Joint attention is an important part of language development, as well as social skills. Certain cause and effect toys can … Continue reading 5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

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Bubbles for Speech Therapy

Using bubbles with your child is an awesome way to work on language skills and also early developing speech sounds. Bubbles for speech therapy is fun and great to do outdoors (or even indoors if you don't mind a little clean-up after). I have found bubbles to be very motivating for young children which helps … Continue reading Bubbles for Speech Therapy