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Bilinguistics.com

Bilinguistics.com is a great website for speech therapy resources!  After reading one of their articles, your average car ride will metamorphosis into a opportunity for speech and language advancement!  Driving down the highway, stopping at stop signs, braking for pedestrians…these situations can all be utilized to practice vocabulary, descriptions and even sentence structuring!

 

· Try to illustrate the vehicle beside you in detail. What does it looks like? Are the tires big or are the tires small? Describe vehicles you see on the road in vivid words (e.g., shiny blue jeep, fast green motorcycle, noisy car).

· Always speak using complete sentences- this will assist your child in describing what they see when riding in the car (e.g., “I see a truck with smoke,” “I see a horse on the grass”).

Do you have questions regarding your child’s speech and language skills? Contact us today and see how we can provide the means to achieve. We’re #NotYourAverageClinic.

By on October 18, 2017 in General, Uncategorized, What to Expect, Who We Are

Play can be fun AND educational

There are numerous opportunities we can invent for speech and language development during playtime. Your kiddo is able to play with their favorite toy and in turn, you can support their speech and language development. Below are just a few brainstorms to help your child’s development during play:

 

· Try tossing a ball back and forth between you and your child. Signal to them/ let them know “It’s mommy’s turn” or “Can I have the ball now please?” to show examples of taking turns.

· Take all your children’s toys and place them in an area that is easily accessible to you but out of reach for your child. If he/she wants to play, have them ask for the specific toy they would like to play with. If they want a race car, ask them to say the words “I want race car”.

· Next time you are cleaning up- try naming each piece as you pick it up. Try using the same phrase each time. For example: “Put away brush.” “Put away cars.” “Put away batman.”

If you’re wondering about your child’s speech and language development, contact us today! (702) 979-4268

We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

 

By on October 16, 2017 in General, Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are

#NationalTrainYourBrainDay

#NationalTrainYourBrainDay was established to inspire people from all over to expand and train their brain and uncover their hidden potential. There are a countless number of ways to train your mind and improve your cognitive skills such as: reading, word puzzles, number games, brain teasers, trivia games, riddles and word games!

 

We can’t get enough of this photo from 2013 of Mr. B and his patient staying focused while getting ready for the Halloween season! #FlashbackFriday

By on October 13, 2017 in Speech Therapy, What to Expect, Who We Are

Expressive Language

Children that suffer from an expressive language disorder may experience issues with any of the following:

• Fixed vocabulary
• Saying “there” or “that” instead of describing an item like “the chair” or “below the table”
• Trouble with describing what something looks like, or where something is
• Meager/minimal grammar
• Limited/ inadequate sentences
• Hard time telling stories
• Hard time trying to convey a message or idea to someone else

Are you noticing a limitation in your child’s vocabulary or their ability to create sentences? Speak to one of our Clinicians today and see how Sfs Therapies can provide the means to achieve for you and your family! We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

By on October 12, 2017 in General, Speech Therapy

UNLV Physical Therapy Research Study

Do you have Parkinson’s disease?  UNLV Physical Therapy is actively seeking participants for a research study to determine how exercise habits and certain genes may be affecting your balance and walking.

 

To qualify for this test you must have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by a neurologist and you must have no history of dementia.  Once through the qualification process, you will be asked to engage in a one-time session and give a brief background of your balance and how physically active you have been throughout your life.

 

Are you or someone you know interested in participating?  Give UNLV Physical Therapy a call today! (702) 895-3003

By on October 11, 2017 in Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are