From all of us at the SLP Center, Happy Mother's Day to the all inspiring, dedicated, and loving mothers out there!
With summer quickly approaching, now is a great time to start exploring summer camp options for the kids! Boston Parents Paper compiled an issue for the best summer camps around, including tips and tricks for having the best camp experience possible. There are camps and programs for any interest area including gymnastics, robotics, farms, sports, arts, coding, science, and more! Learn more using the link below!
May is almost here and it's Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)! BHSM is designed to raise awareness about communication disorders. The American Speech and Hearing Association and it's members play a vital role in providing treatment to those affected by speech, language, and hearing disorders.
To celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, the SLP Center will be offering complimentary speech and language screenings. Call the office at 781-792-2700 to schedule a screening today!
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, Boston, MA
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Meet Wally the Green Monster and enjoy a meal! Get your tickets here!
Excerpt from Autism Eats website:
“For those of us who have a child with autism dining out can be anxiety provoking and stressful. As parents, we may feel that "all eyes are on us" when our kids exhibit certain behaviors, have outbursts or refuse to sit still. Other diners may be disturbed and the well intentioned wait staff doesn't really know the best way to help out. Many of us decide it is just not worth the effort and that is unfortunate. We created Autism Eats to bring the fun back to eating out. Our dinner parties are held in private rooms of restaurants or function facilities. Food is served buffet or family style so there is no waiting. Music and lighting are adjusted to accommodate those with sensory sensitivity.”
On April 15th, 2013, Boston changed forever. Boston: our city, our home, our pride - all tragically shaken. Two short years later on the same day in 2015, in remembrance of those injured or lost, One Boston Day was born.
One Boston Day "serves as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15th, 2013."
This One Boston Day do something kind for someone else. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.onebostonday.org #BOSTONSTRONG
Thanks to your support, the Speech Language Pathology Center of Norwell is top nominee! Please go to the following link to cast your final vote at “Boston Parent Paper’s Best”. Final voting is open until May 1st!
Voting is even easier than last time! Click "Health" then "Speech Language Therapy". You'll see SLP Center in the top box! Simply click to vote. We appreciate you taking a minute out of your day to help spread the word about our commitment to families in need of speech and feeding therapy!
Looking for fun ideas around Boston for April vacation? Well, look no further! "Mommy Poppins" compiled a list of local activities to keep you and your families happy and busy this April vacation.
April is World Autism Month! Let’s kick it off on April 2, 2018, World Autism Awareness Day. This is Autism Speaks 10th annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, designed to increase awareness and acceptance. Wear blue to show your support of those living with autism. Visit www.AutismSpeaks.org/LIUB to learn more!
The Speech Language Pathology Center of Norwell has been nominated for a Family Favorite Award in the category of Speech Therapy for Boston Parents Paper 2018 issue!
Simply click "Health" then "Speech Language Therapy" and type in our practice name and location to cast your vote! Nominee voting is open for the month of March! We appreciate you taking a minute out of your day to help spread the word about our commitment to families in need of speech and feeding therapy!
Dyslexia is commonly mistaken for reversing letters/numbers when reading. In reality, the definition of dyslexia is much more general: difficulty reading printed words. SLPs play a major role in evaluating and treating dyslexia, as many speech and language related areas affect the ability to learn how to read, write, and spell. Learn more about the SLP's role in treating reading difficulties below.
Call the SLP Center at 781-792-2700 if you would like to schedule an evaluation to assess reading difficulties, writing, spelling, or language. We are here to help!
*Note to families: SLP Center will be closed due to inclement weather for the entirety of Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
We will be operating normal business hours on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, starting at 8:30AM. If you need to reach us on Tuesday, please feel free to email us through the contact page on our website at www.slpcenter.com. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope everyone stays safe in the storm!
We hope you and your families weathered the storm with minimal damage!
SLP Center does has power and will be operating, business as usual on Monday, March 5, 2018. Our phone and voicemail lines are being a little finicky. If you need to reach us and can't get through on the phone, feel free to email us on the contact page of our website! Thank you!
A life-saving treatment, called a mechanical thrombectomy, allows doctors to remove a blood clot following stroke. This treatment was previously only available if administered within 6 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. The American Stroke Association has released new research suggesting that extending the window of time could help patients to avoid serious disability.
TweenTribune is a free, online resource from Smithsonian, geared towards teachers and kids in grades K-12. In honor of Presidents' Day, February 19th, TweenTribune issued an article with fun, little-known facts about the past presidents. Check it out below!
Happy Valentine's Day from SLP Center!
February is American Heart Month - a perfect opportunity to assess your lifestyle and make changes that encourage a healthy heart! Check out The Heart Foundation's suggestions for reducing your risk for heart disease! See the list here.
Groundhog Day is this Friday, February 2nd!
Punxsutawney Phil, the one and only groundhog, comes out of his burrow in Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania, to predict the weather patterns to come. This tradition was established in 1887!
"According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring."
We don't know about you, but all of us at SLP Center, are hoping for spring!
To learn more fun facts about Groundhog Day, visit www.groundhog.org
Winter is here and with winter comes snow... in New England, usually LOTS of snow! Keeping your kids entertained can be a challenge when snow days are plentiful.
Luckily, care.com generated a list of 101 snow games and activities for kids!
No more boring snow days, here!