Author: Dr. Safer

20 Jun Understanding Receptive Language

It’s super easy to judge whether a child is up to par with expressive language – that is, how much they communicate to others.  What’s sometimes harder to notice and identify is whether they have adequate receptive language.  Being the pre-requisite for expressive language, receptive...

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17 Feb Why Handwriting?

Occupational therapists are well-trained in the evaluation and treatment of underlying deficits leading to poor handwriting in school aged children. With the popularity of computers and electronic communication, though, is a child’s handwriting really so important?   The short answer is yes. But, let’s explain why.   Expression of thought...

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19 Dec Playtime!

While it may sound too fun to be true, playing with your toddler can have a great impact on his/her speech development, if you incorporate some key ideas.   Consider these ideas on your next playdate:   Take Turns.  Choose a game that requires turn taking.  This back and...

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17 Oct How You Can Help Your Toddler Speak!

    Attention Mom and Dad!    You can have a profound difference on your toddler’s speech and  language development by following these simple ideas.   Make Learning to Speak Fun! We all love to do things that are fun; toddlers included.  Find ways to make speaking exciting and enjoyable for your toddler.  You...

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