Monthly Archives: June 2015

True Inclusion

We wanted to share a great article reminding us about true inclusion for kids with special needs. All children need an opportunity to practice many different roles as they grow up. The skills needed to be a great leader are different than those of being a team member, but both skills are important for children to develop as they will fill many different roles as they grow and mature into adulthood. If you are in the need for speech therapy in Chicago, please contact us.

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Green Spaces Help Brain Development

Summer in Chicago is a great time to take advantage of the nice weather and spend extra time outside. A recent study finds that this time is also great for a child’s brain development. The study followed a group of 10 year olds for a year and found that those exposed to green spaces what significant gains in their working memory and attentiveness. A little more time outside this summer may be just what your child needs.

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More Talk, Less Tech Summer

Wanted to share some great tips for encouraging interaction and communication over the summer. With the nice weather during the summer, its a great time to encourage more talk and less tech. See this great link for some nice information about kids and technology as well as suggestions on easy to increase communication skills while decreasing time with technology.

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A Few Extra Bumps and Bruises Okay

We wanted to share a great article about encouraging kids to take risks (even when they lead to little bumps and bruises). These little challenges and risks help children learn to be adventurous, learn their limits and develop their motor skills. Children also learn to try new things, take on challenges and have the type of childhood most of us parents remember. For your occupational therapy needs in Chicago, please contact us.

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Ideas To Help Kids with Challenging Behaviors

With summer rapidly approaching, we wanted to share a great article about some ways to help kids with challenging behaviors through chores and heavy work. If children are able to have their sensory and movement needs met, they are often more regulated and those challenging behaviors will occur less frequently.

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