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  • Understanding the Link Between Speech, Language and Multi-Sensory Reading & Writing Programs

    Understanding the Link Between Speech, Language and Multi-Sensory Reading & Writing Programs

    Ready, Set, READ! Understanding the Link Between Speech, Language and Multi-Sensory Reading & Writing Programs Did you know that children who require speech therapy are at a higher risk for reading problems later on in life?  Developing strong phonological awareness skills in children with speech delays proves helpful in learning to read, and even children without speech delays benefit…

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  • NYC Sensory Friendly  Performance 2018 - 2019

    NYC Sensory Friendly Performance 2018 - 2019

     Family Friendly Shows: Sensory Friendly  •  Autism-Friendly   •  Relaxed Performance  Alladdin the Musical at New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, NYC Mar 3.  Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.    Big Umbrella Festival at Lincoln Center 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC Relaxed…


  • NJ Sensory Friendly Performances 2018-2019

    NJ Sensory Friendly Performances 2018-2019

     Family Friendly Shows: Sensory Friendly  •  Autism-Friendly   •  Relaxed Performance  You will find more and more theaters catering to you! Enjoy high-quality live entertainment in a safe, supportive, sensory-friendly environment. For children diagnosed with sensitivity issues, theaters have made slight adjustments to the production. At a sensory…


  • Back to School!    The Connection between Spoken Language, Reading & Writing

    Back to School! The Connection between Spoken Language, Reading & Writing

    It’s almost time to head back to school!  That means it is also time to make sure your school-aged child is getting what they need in reading instruction. According to  the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.  Initially, pre-school children learn to rhyme and name letters of the…


  • Problems with Jumping Jacks?  Eating?  Coloring?

    Problems with Jumping Jacks? Eating? Coloring?

    The World of Pediatric Occupational Therapy As parents and adults, we often take certain motor skills for granted and expect our children to develop them at a normal pace. Pediatricians ask those key questions during early well visits:  Is the baby sitting up? Crawling?  Picking up toys easily?  As the child gets older and the number of well visits diminishes, it might be the…

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  • Huntington Learning Center: How To Recognize When Your Student Is Struggling With A School Subject

    Huntington Learning Center: How To Recognize When Your Student Is Struggling With A School Subject

    It’s perfectly normal for a student to have difficulties from time to time with one or more subjects in school. And as Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center says, “Many students who did fine with basic reading, writing and math may experience problems as subjects become more complex.” How can you recognize the warning signs before your student brings home a poor report card…


  • The Therapy Gym - Individualized Therapeutic Programs For Kids

    The Therapy Gym - Individualized Therapeutic Programs For Kids

     The Therapy Gym is an independent, therapist owned private practice. We are located in Bergen County, five minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Our goal is to enhance or restore movement and function and to enable each child to function optimally in his/her environment. The Therapy Gym therapists are highly motivated, trained, and skilled professionals eager to meet your individual…

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  • How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    Being eager about the summer season is a natural, common emotion. There’s nothing like experiencing the bright blue sky, deep green leaves, and endless sunshine. However, all too often in the Electronic Age, kids don’t get the same outdoor activity and restful summer repose that their parents took for granted. It’s easy to spend time looking at computer and television screens instead of…


  • Top List of Universal and Accessible Playgrounds in NJ

    Top List of Universal and Accessible Playgrounds in NJ

    Visit the Playgrounds  Link to:  North Jersey Playgrounds | South and Central Playgrounds Accessible playgrounds are meant for everyone - young and old - to have fun, interact and experience the freedom of learning and play. Playgrounds will cater to people of all ages with sensory, physical and psychological needs. Here is a list of wonderful playgrounds with universal…


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