“In a study in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute found the following: Limiting children’s recreational screen time to two hours per day, and coupling this with a good night’s sleep and sufficient physical activity, may mean better cognitive function.”
“Join Autism Eats for an autism friendly dinner event to celebrate the New Year! We will have our own room and a delicious buffet dinner. A big thank you to East Bay Grille and the Plymouth North High School's Marketing Tech Program for their generosity and support!”
Reservations are required at www.autismeats.org
Date: January 28, 2019
Location: East Bay Grille
Address: 173 Water St
Happy New Year from SLP Center! Let's make 2019 the best year yet!
Please Note: The SLP Center will be closed from December 24th through January 1st.
Sending warm wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season! See you in 2019!
Stacey Ellison Glasgow and Diane Paul authored the holiday and tech resource below. As SLPs, they recognize the importance and usefulness of technology. The also recognize the importance of togetherness and conversation:
“Do you feel as if sounds of ringtones, alerts and push notifications replace those of sleigh bells, music and crackling fires during today’s holidays? Most likely, families of your patients, clients or students feel the same. For audiologists and speech-language pathologists craving a lower-tech holiday season professionally and personally, share these 10 tips to make this goal a reality and help families instead embrace conversation, communication and bonding this holiday season.”
“It’s true: Your ADHD brain can better focus when your body is moving. In the classroom, this means using fidgets, or other special accommodations that keep their senses stimulated without disturbing their classmates. “
Read the full article from ADDitude below which outlines 10 classroom favorites for children who need a little movement to increase their focus!
From our family at SLP Center to you & yours:
The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) hosts a yearly conference and this year it is taking place in Boston! The SLP Center will be closed on Friday, November 16, 2018, while the staff is in attendance. We are committed to learning and growing as clinicians so we may offer the best services possible!
SLP Center is officially on Instagram! We posted our very first picture of the staff in their Halloween costumes!
Follow us on Instagram @slpcenter for speech therapy news, office updates, pictures, resources, and more!
We are getting excited for Halloween! Wear your costume to speech therapy on Halloween day to trick-or-treat for special prizes in the office! What do you think your therapist will be dressed as?
Boston is a great place to live, especially now, as the Boston Red Sox head to the World Series. The Red Sox will begin the series against the LA Dodgers on Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 P.M.
Wear your Red Sox gear to speech on Tuesday to show your Boston pride! Go Sox!
“The Netflix series “Atypical” shares the story of a high school boy with autism facing the challenges of romance and achieving independence.
The show originated last year and the second season recently aired. The first season was criticized for not using an actor with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play the main character, Sam. The show has responded with new episodes that include eight actors and a writing consultant who all have ASD.”
Save the date: AAC Month Discount
“In 2007, I was a member of ISAAC’s task force organizing the first International AAC Awareness Month. Since then, the AAC community has come together each October to celebrate. It is my pleasure to announce that AssistiveWare will offer a 50% discount on Proloquo2Go, Proloquo4Text, Keeble, Pictello and Gateway to Language & Learning©!”
-Pam Harris, Support Specialist at AssistiveWare
Today is International Alzheimer's Day. Neuropsychologist and SLP, Mohamed Tareflects discusses the relationship between dementia (mainly Alzheimer's disease) and literacy. Learn more at the the link below!
Wondering what to do in Boston with your family this fall? Check out this list on mommypoppins.com. They've compiled ideas from puppet shows to apple farms and so much more! We hope to hear all about your fall adventures at your next speech therapy appointment! Enjoy!
Autism Eats promotes "autism friendly" family dining!
"Celebrate Back to School With A Family Dinner Buffet. Delicious Food and Toys for The Kids
Thank You to our hosts Treasures of Our Hearts and British Beer Company for their amazing generosity and support!
Date: September 26, 2018
British Beer Company
15 Columbia Rd
Pembroke, MA 02359
$5.00 donation per person
Delicious all you can eat pizza, pasta, salad, dessert and soft drinks. Tax and tip included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance if you have any questions or if a Gluten Free meal is required"
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.”
The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide are reminding parents and educators that September is library card sign-up month. Encourage the children in your life to sign up for a library card! It will open the door to a lifetime of reading and learning!
It's hard to believe that summer vacation has already come and gone! As everyone is getting ready to get back to school, we at SLP Center will be transitioning back to our fall schedule beginning next Monday, August 27. If you have questions about any upcoming appointment dates or times, please feel free to give us a call at 781-792-2700!
Now, bring on the pumpkin spice lattes!
The 151st Marshfield Fair is back in town!
When: August 17 - 26, 2018 from noon - 10PM daily
Where: The Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA
Admission: $10 per person (children under 6 are free), $5 parking
For more information, visit https://marshfieldfair.org
Adam Novsam, a deaf utility analyst at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, advocated for the Signing Store Project's launch in the United States.
"I think it will be an awesome experience for hearing people to have a unique experience — having the tables turned a bit — and having the opportunity to be exposed to a new language and culture. I look forward to this store bringing people together."