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Supporting Healthy Screen Time Use for Kids

Supporting Healthy Screen Time Use For Kids Screen Time- including TV, computers, smartphones, tablets and video games – can affect how your children learn, feel, think, and behave. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages you to help your children develop healthy media use habits. We get that it’s hard to remove screens once kids…

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6 Important Reasons We Play Games Together at Kids Place Pediatric Therapy

6 Important Reasons We Play Games Together at Kids Place Pediatric Therapy Parents often ask us why we will place two children together during a therapy session to play a game. This is a great question that has an even better answer! When two children are playing together, we are able to build several social…

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3 Practical Strategies to Improve Receptive, Expressive, and Social Language Skills

What are some strategies to improve my child’s language skills? Kids Place Pediatrics Therapy celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month. Check out this video from Lauryn, Stephanie, and Paige, Speech Therapists at Kids Place Central, to learn more about how you can improve your child’s receptive and expressive language skills at home. For more information,…

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Debunking Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Myths

Debunking Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Myths by Lauryn Bates, CCC-SLP Kids Place Central Pediatric Speech Therapist The average person speaks approximately 150 words per minute. In a typical day, most of us will express more than 15,000 words for a variety of communicative intents. We use language to maintain social relationships with others as…

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How a Tongue Tie Can Affect Your Child

How a Tongue Tie Can Affect Your Child by Kacie Bartlett, CCC-SLP Kids Place West Pediatric Speech, Language and Feeding Therapist According to the Affiliation of Tongue-Tie professionals (IATP), “tongue tie is an embryological remnant of tissue in the midline between the undersurface of the tongue and floor of the mouth that restricts normal tongue…

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Strategies to Promote Comprehension and Encourage Language

Strategies to Promote Comprehension and Encourage Language by Lauryn Bates, M.S., CCC-SLP Kids Place Central Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Daily routines and activities are the perfect time to help your child learn early language skills. Language refers to the words/signs/gestures that we use and how we use these to express our wants and needs…

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Easy Ways to Increase Language Input During Daily activities

Easy Ways to Increase Language Input During Daily activities by Pauline Munoz, CCC-SLP KP Central Speech and Language Pathologist The amount of language children are exposed to from birth to three years of age significantly affects their learning and language abilities. Most parents understand the importance of talking to their children. However, it is easy…

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