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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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Obama signs the ABLE Act

President Obama has enacted the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) which will allow tax-free savings accounts to help individuals and families cover lifetime disability expenses. ABLE will allow individuals will disabilities to protect or qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid by eliminating a $2,000 cap that now applies to conventional savings accounts. The federal […]

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Important Tool for Language Learning

After a full day of sessions and a long conversation with an amazing colleague (thanks Alex), I opened “Building Healthy Minds” by Dr. Greenspan. Being that I have read and reread it, I find it exciting to discover bits of information, written in ways that are easy to share.  At the clinic, we have been getting many new […]

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