Here is a collection of tips that I have written to promote speech and language skills at home and in the community.

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Young child playing with crayons

A child's home is one of their most meaningful environments and I believe that if we work together (professionals and parents) we can promote maximum progress in speech and language skills. I encourage all parents to participate fully in their child's therapy program. When possible,  observe the therapists and ask for home activities. Always read to your child and talk about the story and pictures. Get down on the floor and play with your child (don't be afraid to act silly and make animal noises). Make screen time meaningful and interactive for your child. Play games together while talking about the activity on the screen (try to avoid giving a small child a screen {tablet/smartphone} and leaving them alone with it).