Join the 3rd Annual "A Cure in the Nick of Time" Event

Join the Speech Language Pathology Center Team in supporting our good friend!  

A Cure in the Nick of Time

A cure in the Nick of time

Third Annual Run / Walk
Saturday, September 30th 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
9:00 AM Registration


The Powder Point Loop
Starting at Duxbury High School

Runners and Walkers of all levels and ages are welcome
Awards will be presented to the top finishers
Raffle will be held in the High School following the event
100% of proceeds will be donated to the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF)

Visit www.acureinthenickoftime.com for more information and to make a donation!

batten walk 2016

May the day bring sunshine for this year's walk!    Best wishes from the SLP Center 2016 Team.

Could this glove help Parkinson's sufferers?

A new glove, called GyroGlove, was developed to help lessen tremors for individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease. This glove is reported to assist with steady and deliberate movements. The glove was developed by a medical student in London and is expected to be released in 2018. 

 

See the full article here or visit GyroGear's website here

SLPs and Skepticism of Baby Food Pouches

Baby food pouches are a quick, convenient alternative for busy parents and hungry children. Speech-Language Pathologists are skeptical of their benefits, as they can be associated with underdeveloped oral motor skills, limited food exposure, and picky eating habits. 

Natalie Stasenko, a registered dietician, outlines her opinion on baby food pouches in an article with Parents Magazine. Read the full article here. 

Cognitive Training May Help Delay Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have reviewed the current literature in regards to cognitive training and it's effects on memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. There is strong evidence to support that specialized cognitive training can help delay memory loss. Other efforts including controlling blood pressure and including aerobic exercise in your day to day routine.

Free Fun Fridays in Boston This Summer!

Approximately 85 museums are waiving admission fees this summer. Don't miss your chance to explore Boston!

"Here’s how it works: A handful or two’s worth of museums waive all fees on one designated Friday between June 23 and Aug. 25. All together, that means 10 days of free museum access throughout the summer. The deal is for guests of all ages, whether they live in state or out of state. Parking and transportation are not included."

Boston Children's Museum

The World's First Water Park For People With Disabilities

Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, TX

Morgan's Wonderland

Gordon and Maggie Hartman of San Antonio, TX have opened a one-of-a-kind theme park in honor of their daughter, Morgan, who has physical and cognitive challenges. Gordon Hartman recognizes that "families with special-needs members have great demands on both their financial and emotional resources led to his commitment to admit anyone with a special need free of charge."

The theme park includes a water park, swing park, carousel, gymnasium, picnic areas, ferris wheel, music garden, express train, and more! The park is ultra-accessible, including recessed bases/swings/pods on rides for wheelchairs, braille signage, and rubberized surfaces with ramps throughout. Their mission is to "provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of physical and economic barriers that all individuals – regardless of age, special need or disability – can come to and enjoy."

See full website here!

Autism Eats promotes "autism-friendly" family dining!

Harbor Fire Bar & Grill - 239 Dyke Road, Marshfield, MA

June 13, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM

Visit "Autism Eats" by selecting the picture above for tickets and information.

Visit "Autism Eats" by selecting the picture above for tickets and information.

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.”

 

Comedy for Kids with Autism at ImprovBoston!

ImprovBoston is hosting a daytime comedy event for kids with autism and their families. This event is designed to provide a fun environment for kids "without fear of loud noises, sudden light changes, or intimidating moments onstage."

Event info: "Improv for Everyone" Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00AM at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA. See the link below for tickets!

Improv for Autism

"A downloadable guide will preview the structure of the show, the audience experience start to finish, the layout of the venue and the available quiet room, the sensory-friendly production adjustments, and where they can sit if they’d like to participate. The cast will also provide visual prompts to take suggestions for kids who communicate visually rather than verbally."

Order your tickets here!

Are your child’s picky eating habits becoming a problem?

If you would identify your child as having “picky” eating habits, check out ASHA’s blog below. Many children experience periods of picky eating as they grow; however, it’s important to realize that what appears to be a phase could actually be an early stage of a feeding disorder. Early identification and intervention is key to overcoming feeding difficulties in children.

Select this link to visit American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) or call now to speak with one of the therapists at Speech Language Pathology Center.

Select this link to visit American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) or call now to speak with one of the therapists at Speech Language Pathology Center.