March 24, 2020

With the start of Spring, many kids begin to look forward to the arrival of the Easter Bunny.  For parents who are looking for ways to help their children improve their language skills, here is a great language builder that can be done with a basket of Easter eggs.  Th...

June 9, 2018

Elementary school is over and summer break is here for your fifth grader.  They've reached a big milestone on their academic journey.  Are their literacy skills strong for a fifth grade student?    

According to the American Speech Hearing Associatio...

June 8, 2018

Summer break is in full swing for your fourth grader.  Did they build the recommended literacy skills for a fourth grade student?    

ASHA, the American Speech Hearing Association*, suggests fourth grade children should be able to use a dictionary and oth...

June 7, 2018

Your third grader is enjoying summer break, and you're looking forward to their entry into the fourth grade in the fall.  What should they have mastered in terms of literacy skills by this time?   

The American Speech Hearing Association* suggests third grade...

May 26, 2018

See if your second grader is meeting these literacy progression milestones.  With summer break here, you can use the time to enhance their literacy skills and prepare them for the third grade.

May 25, 2018

These are good milestones to measure your first grader's literacy progression.  Spend some time gauging their literacy skills.  Summer is a great time to strengthen these skills and prepare your child for the second grade.

May 24, 2018

These are good milestones to measure your kindergartener's literacy progression.  Spend some time gauging your child's literacy skills.  You might find an issue that can be defeated with early intervention, or you may find your child has taken the first step to...

March 24, 2018

1.    Does your toddler understand simple directions, especially with visual or vocal cues?  This is a skill for ages 12-15 months.  A red flag would be a child who does not respond to their parents’ voices or to their name, or who does not follow directions....

April 20, 2017

 1. Does your child understand differences in meaning of words (e.g., in/out, go/stop, big/little, up/down, etc.)?  2-year old toddlers should begin to grasp these basics concepts.

2.    Does your child follow two requests (e.g., “Get the book and put it on the ta...

May 3, 2016

1. Does your child hear you when you call from another room? A problem with hearing will most likely result in speech issues.

2. Does your child answer simple “who?”, “what?”, “where?”, and “why?” questions? A big red flag is little response to questions or directions f...

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