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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

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

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

Practice, Participation, and Progress feat. Miss Allie

I had a wise professor in graduate school once tell me, “Home practice is so important. Patients see their clinicians for maybe an hour per week, but they are home the rest of the time.  Just think of how much progress could be made at home!”

 

Caregivers can sometimes be overwhelmed by the idea of home practice.  It is often assumed that home practice means sitting at the dining room table every night, practicing word after word for an hour.  This just isn’t the case!  Home practice doesn’t have to be difficult or burdening, or even structured!  It can be integrated into everyday activities!  Going to the grocery store?  Have your loved one help create the shopping list and practice saying food items.  Driving? Encourage your loved one to read the directions.  Cooking dinner?  Ask your loved one to help you with the recipe. Watching the news?  Discuss current events.

Any activity can be turned into an opportunity to support language and make progress towards goals.  Talk to our clinicians today about ways to integrate speech therapy into the home!  Practice.  Participation.  Progress.

 

Providing you the means to achieve as well as insights from our very own Miss Allie!  We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

By on October 9, 2017 in Cognitive Therapies, General, Resources, Speech Therapy, What to Expect

Happy #NationalNoodleDay!

For #NationalNoodleDay we wanted to talk about an amazing program that helps children engage the world around them with movement and mindfulness!

Fun Fact: it’s actually one of our Clinicians, Miss Rachel’s “old reliable” tool for therapy! Check out the GoNoodle website for more information and see how they can make productivity boosting and behavior improvement an integral part of the day, at school and at home!

 

Being in the present really is a gift, we’re not your average clinic.

By on October 6, 2017 in Cognitive Therapies, General, Resources, Uncategorized