Erica Martinez

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6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Bubbles! Therapy Tip of the Week for 3.19.14

Don’t you love bubbles? Me too! But there’s lots more to work on than teaching a child to say “bubble” or “pop.” Watch for the skills we target long …

How to Improve Eye Contact With a Toddler

Appropriate eye contact plays an important role in nonverbal communication. In the United States, good eye contact demonstrates self-confidence, …

Recognizing Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD): Guest Post by Jonathan Evans

I regularly receive comments from parents expressing appreciation for the respectful parenting approach I share on my blog (Magda Gerber’s RIE …

10 Myths About Autism and Sensory Integration

10 Myths About Autism and Sensory Integration<p>Updated on May 17, 2017<p><i>This article addresses common myths about sensory integration disorder</i> <i>(SID),</i> <i>or</i> …

Two New Studies Look at how Infants and Toddlers Acquire Language

Photo: Alyssa Haywoode for Strategies for Children<p>Research on how infants develop language skills is providing crucial insights on how language-rich …

Apraxia of speech

<b>Apraxia of speech</b> (<b>AOS</b>) is an acquired oral motor speech disorder affecting an individual's ability to translate conscious speech plans into motor …

Ten Best Ways To Encourage Toddlers To Talk

First, let’s clarify something that will hopefully bring relief: Encouraging our children to talk <i>isn’t</i> about chattering incessantly to them in order …

Can't vs. Won't

<b>Advice for Parents of Late Talkers or Toddlers with Speech Delays</b><p>I rarely…no make that NEVER, think that a child doesn’t talk because he’s stubborn …

Why Isn't My 20-month-old Talking Yet?

If your 20-month-old toddler isn't using more than a few words, you may be concerned. It may be confusing because he may seem to hear, understand, …

late talkers

Raye - posted on 05/22/2015<p>3,761<p>0<p>21<p>Make sure you are working with your child trying to get them to say words. If they want something, have them try …

Dyslexia Resource: Free Reading Activities For Teachers and Parents

HelpING Struggling READERS & DEFEATING DYSLEXIA<p>This website is dedicated to helping children learn to read. For anyone who cares about reading and …

Teaching

Fluency: Instructional Guidelines and Student Activities

Guidelines for instruction<p>Provide children with opportunities to read and reread a range of stories and informational texts by reading on their own, …

Speech and Hearing Perspectives : Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss

Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss<p>Published October 9, 2014 10:36 AM by Speech Merion<p>By Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Lucianne Lewis Raising daughters in London armed with a sense of humour, wanderlust & a blog. Wishes babies came with a manual. …

Speech Therapy for Children with Autism

For a child with an autism spectrum disorder, successfully communicating with others - something most of us take for granted - can be a major …

Autism

How the language you speak changes your brain

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

6 Ways to Sneak Vocabulary Instruction Into High School English

Vocabulary is essential in the high school English classroom. Whether you use a traditional vocabulary program or simply work in word study where you …

Teaching

Literacy program helps kids boost their confidence by reading to dogs

Dogs are always there to listen.<p>Molly and Leo, both 10-year-old Havanese dogs, have been helping children read as a part of non-profit organization …

6 Amazing Sites for Free Speech Therapy Materials for Adults with Aphasia

Our favorite speech therapy materials for adults are apps, but apps are just one way technology can help with therapy. There are some amazing …

Apps

My Daughter's Speech Therapy Is Breaking My Heart

Pat on the lap + eye rub = I'm sleepy and I'm ready to cuddle.<p>Mouth open wide + finger inserted = I'm hungry woman. Feed me NOW.<p>Right fist to left shoulder + pointing = I love you.<p>This is our language. Our secret language. Our language of love, formed from my daughter's need to communicate with me …

The Power of Read-Alouds - Education Voice

I am four years old. I am sitting on my mother’s bed, a large bellowing thing engulfed in a sea of pillows, sheets, covers. It’s night time, way past …

4 Great Apps to Help Pre-schoolers with Reading

March 16, 2015<br>Below is a list of four iPad apps teachers and parents can use with kids to enhance their reading skills. These apps target different …

Education Technology

If you have 30 extra minutes to work on literacy what would you spend it doing? Simple ways parents can help their kids read.

If you had 30 extra minutes to work on reading what would you spend it doing? I get asked this question a lot.<p>After reading with them, to them, and …

Overcoming learning disabilities one school at a time

It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to start companies that solve problems that hit close to home. Case in point: Vanessa Kirsch, the founder and CEO …

Face-Viewing Patterns in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Speaking up for the Role of Language Comprehension

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