Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development | IGNITE Advocacy

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers these age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities. Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. For example, …

Fun Activities With Your Child

Are you looking for activities to teach and engage with your child.  Cooking with your child can be a wonderful opportunity to facilitate language and have fun at the same time. Here are five ways to get your child with special needs involved in the kitchen. Choose something that appeals to them If your child likes grilled cheese, do that …

Organization Tips for Kids with ADHD

Adults and children alike can suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and those who do often struggle to keep organized and on-task.  For children with ADHD, the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time is impaired by neurological deficiencies that make it hard for them to stay on top of school assignments. Organizing for ADHD Keeping things organized can …

Special Needs Educational Apps for iPad

Technology has made leaps and bounds especially in the ability to assist special needs families and children with their daily skills and educational needs. As many people use the iPad for entertainment purposes, it has also proven itself to be a powerful tool in businesses, education and healthcare industries. For children lacking motor skills, touch screens are more intuitive devices. …

Sample Letter For Evaluation

So now it’s time to write a letter to your child’s school.  Just few things that you may want to keep in the front of your mind. When writing any letter, it is important to keep it short and to the point. First, start by asking yourself the following questions and state the answers in your letter:  Why am I …

Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …