Let’s consider how various seated positions and other environmental modifications can be incorporated throughout their day.
Approximately 10% of the population are left-handed. Our world is designed for right-handed dominance. Being left-handed does come with some difficulties, especially for children developing skills.
Arguably the most complex aspect of child development, the term “feeding” encompasses all of the skills required to ingest an appropriate variety and quantity of solids and liquids for nourishment. While the development of feeding skills may appear to be a natural process, part of our basic survival instincts, it is much more complicated than meets the eye!
Not only are books one of my favorite tools to use in therapy but I believe they are one of the best activities parents can use to generalize skills we are targeting in the therapy sessions.
I am a speech language pathologist who specializes in social cognition and executive functioning. I have been to countless Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking conferences as well as Sarah Ward & Kristen Jacobsen’s 360 Thinking Executive Functioning seminars.
Let me say it again… I teach social cognition and executive functioning skills for a living… However, this pandemic has completely upheaved my executive functioning skills and rewired my brain. Anyone else struggling??? Please let me explain…
When I was an indecisive, whimsical sophomore, circa 2007 at the University of Connecticut, one of the requirements in selecting a career path was that it embodied a counseling component. I didn’t quite aspire to be a mental health counselor, but I undoubtedly wanted to support individuals in some capacity. After shadowing a few SLPs I saw undoubtedly how much counseling was involved across settings.
For most children, planning their adult lives starts somewhere in preschool when they begin discussing what careers they hope to pursue in their adulthood. Then somewhere in high school, students seem less sure as they are faced with a decision to transition into the workplace, post-secondary education, or maybe even completely rock their parents world by electing to backpack through a foreign country looking for their missing inspiration.