Speech and Language Holiday Gift Ideas Ages 6+

  Hedbanz by Spin Master   Hedbanz is a great game for expressive and receptive language building. The game can be played as is or altered for increased language building fun. Scrambled States of America by Gamewright Designed to help enrich elementary-school level knowledge of U.S. geography, this exciting board game is also a great way to expand language, develop …

Speech and Language Holiday Gift Ideas Ages 3-5

  Take the Cake by Gamewright Games   This game reinforces fine motor skills, color, and shape recognition, and encourages language through real-life activity simulation. Shake the shaker and see what shapes come out as you decorate the cupcakes and take turns! Go Away Monster by Gamewright Games   Perfect for the preschool set, each player builds their rooms with …

Speech and Language Holiday Gift Ideas For Ages 0-2

  Bristle Blocks by B. Toys    There are endless possibilities when it comes to the creations children can make with these connective blocks! These soft plastic blocks are safe for all ages and can encourage descriptive language development, as well as relational and action word usage, such as on, top, bottom, pull, etc. Critter Clinic by B.Toys   This …

New Resource for Families in Speech Therapy and ABA Therapy

At CST Academy, meeting the needs of families is a top priority. The best way to do this is by supplying families with exceptional resources and educational materials. Knowledge is power, but also the best support you can give your child. We realize that a lot of families attending CST Academy may have students receiving ABA therapy as well. The …

New Resource for Families in Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy

At CST Academy, meeting the needs of families is a top priority. The best way to do this is by supplying families with exceptional resources and educational materials. Knowledge is power, but also the best support you can give your child. We realize that a lot of families attending CST Academy may have students receiving Pediatric Occupational therapy as well. …

The Complete Guide To Pediatric Occupational Therapy Milestones

3-5 MONTHS Fine Motor, Self-Help, and Visual Motor Milestones: • Lying on back, brings hands to mouth and midline of body • Sustains grasp on toys with involuntary release • Looks at hands • Can pick up and shake a rattle • Transfers toy between both hands • Brings both hands to the midline of body while lying on back …

What Happens During a Therapeutic Day Program?

Parents often wonder what a typical day is like in a therapeutic day program. A structured schedule and daily routine are critical in a child’s early developmental stages. Below is a schedule of activities performed throughout the day that will help enhance your child’s speech and language development. Therapeutic Play/ Free Play Allows children to gain knowledge and practice social …

Transitioning Into A Therapeutic Program

Many parents of children with speech and language difficulties often find it hard to transition their child from one activity to the next without conflict. Often times, parents see behaviors from their child that represent frustration through tantrums and outbursts. These behaviors frequently occur when transitioning their child’s attention to a new focus or activity. A therapeutic program provides structure …

Why Kids Benefit from Speech and Occupational Therapy Programs

With all the different types of therapy programs that are available today, many families are not sure which best fits their child’s needs. Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy have a great deal of general overlap and both be beneficial for one child. Some children often need both speech and occupational therapy because the outcomes of each can be very dependent …

Speech Therapy in a School Compared to a Therapeutic Program

There are numerous ways in which parents’ can find their child the speech therapy that they need. Depending on the specific needs of the individual child, some therapy settings may be a better fit for the concerns at hand. The two therapeutic settings that are most readily available to children is therapy at school and therapy in a private academy. …