This time of year, we ask a lot of our kids: to keep calm, respect space, modulate and control their responses to lights, music, and gift anticipation, to keep secrets, try different foods and to use a more formal behavior than usual. On top of all that, we ask them to be thankful for what [...]
Diane Nancarrow is a speech-language pathologist and director of adolescent programs at the Kafuman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor & Social Connections, Inc. in West Bloomfield, MI. Her experience includes auditory processing disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, developmental speech and language disorders, LINKS to Language, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, extensive experience in neurological communication disorders, adolescent language disorders, language to literacy, Fast ForWord® Family of Language Training Programs, The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, use of technology to facilitate learning, and application of ABA/ therapy techniques. She also facilitates the social language skills groups at the KCC.
This is a very busy time for our children, both academically and socially. Students are learning to: Participate as members of their new classes Follow new schedules Learn new names Predict how others will act Figure out how their teachers will respond Follow directions, and Enjoy the company and presence of others. Children will find [...]
With the advance of smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and computers, our kids are beginning to play many games on these electronic devices by themselves. We are bombarded with an “endless flood of engaging electronic input” and there is a downside.
Are you enjoying taking pictures with your digital camera or cell phone? No matter where you are or what you are doing, those little cameras take sharp pictures and capture the moment when your child is celebrating, experiencing something new and exciting, or reviewing and enjoying family and friends. Using those photos and showing them [...]