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Losing our grip: More students entering school without fine motor skills

Written by KIMBERLY MARSELAS | LNP CORRESPONDENT,  Oct 26, 2015 Read the full article here As art teacher Alisa Leidich sends four vertical lines marching across an oversize drawing pad in parade like formation, 20 kindergartners put their hands to paper and try their best to mimic her. It’s not as easy as it might seem. […]

Handheld Screen Time Linked with Speech Delays in Young Children

Read the full article here Taken from HealthyChildren.org, published 5/4/17 by Lead author Julia Ma, HBSc New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests the more time children under 2 years old spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later. As the […]

A Social Learning Challenge is a Social Executive Functioning Challenge

Written by: Michelle Garcia Winner Read the full article here A classic example of a person with a social learning challenge is Jason. He is in 4th grade, has excellent language skills, and amazing abilities to learn information about his topics interest (i.e., history, math). He enjoys learning factual information and excels in fact-based academic tasks. […]

4 Ways to Help Your Child Bond With Playmates Who Have Special Needs

4 Ways to Help Your Child Bond With Playmates Who Have Special Needs It’s not about pity or charity. When a child finds common ground with a peer who has special needs, the payoff is powerful—for both kids. By Jana Banin from Parents Magazine Benzi Goldman (left) who has Autism, playing with friend Adam Bregman (right) There was […]

Electronic Baby Toys Associated with Decrease in Quality and Quantity of Language in Infants

Electronic Baby Toys Associated with Decrease in Quality and Quantity of Language in Infants NEUROSCIENCE NEWSDECEMBER 31, 2015 FEATUREDMOST POPULARPSYCHOLOGY6 MIN READ Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a […]

“Darby’s Dancers” free dance classes for children with special needs!

The West Chester Dance Academy  has “Darby’s Dancers”  which is a free dance classes for children with special needs! Darby’s Dancers was started to honor the memory of Darby Emma Jones who lost her life to leukemia at the age of 14. Born with Down syndrome, a heart defect, and leukemia, Darby lived a life full of passion, […]

Part Time Positions Available!

Cincinnati Therapy Connections has part-time contract positions available for speech therapists in Dayton/Springboro and Batavia areas. (More as we continue growing and providing quality children’s therapy in homes in and around Cincinnati!) Cincinnati Therapy Connections also has an OT position available in the Dayton/Springboro area! We need highly experienced and quality therapists who want to […]