4th Annual Holiday Toy Guide 2017

Tis the season, gift-giving is upon us! The following are great gift ideas for children that support language, auditory processing, motor planning, ideation, sensory system, coordination and so much more.   Play is an essential part of learning. As children play they are developing the cognitive, socio-emotional and physical skills they will need to take them […]

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Help for Harvey Activity Backpacks

Friends and Families We are proud to be a part of the great state of Texas! The Houston community has come together to support one another in this time of recovery and rebuilding from the events of Hurricane Harvey. We are reaching out to families with special needs children who would benefit from an Activity […]

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Sensory Support and Activities Backpacks: Donations needed after Hurricane Harvey

Sensory Support and Activities Backpacks So many families have been displaced and affected by Hurricane Harvey. Within the shelters, there are also many families of children with special needs. These families are without many necessary supports to help their children stay regulated, calm and occupied in shelters due to the large numbers, loud noises, and […]

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3rd Annual Holiday Toy List

Together, members of our team have worked to compile a fun list of ideas to support sensory processing, language, strength, coordination and social interaction.  Hope that you enjoy some of the items as much as we have!  Merry Christmas!  From Family First Speech Therapy and Kids Connect Occupational Therapy 2016 Holiday Toy List From Family […]

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Holiday Social Groups: WINTER BUDDIES (4-6 yrs) and WINTER MIXERS (6-12 yrs)

     Family First Speech Therapy is starting two social groups in the month of December.  The two groups will be divided roughly by age and social/language development.  The Winter Buddy Bears group (4-6 years old) and The Winter Mixers group (6-12 years)  are scheduled to start on Monday, December 5th and end on Friday, December […]

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What is Social Thinking®, Who Can Benefit, and Why is it Important?

Per the words of Michelle Garcia Winner, “People with sophisticated social skills do not simply memorize and apply social skills across all situations. Social skills are produced based on our awareness of the situation and presence (or absence) of people in it, and our related social thinking skills.” What is Social Thinking®? Social Thinking is […]

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Our 2nd Annual Gift Ideas to Promote Speech and Motor Work

  Top 18 Holiday Gift Ideas (2015) For Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Just for Fun Our team of speech pathologists and occupational therapists have compiled a list of our favorites for the year 2015.  The following are gift ideas for children that support sensory processing, language, strength, coordination and social interaction.  This year, we […]

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