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."
"This past March, seven children who stutter spoke to a crowd that included their parents and 50 graduate students in an effort to deepen others’ understanding of how stuttering affects their lives."
"It was important for these children to learn that success is not measured by whether one stutters or not, but instead to shift their focus on becoming excellent communicators. We set these children up to feel comfortable sharing with their clinicians any negative thoughts and feelings regarding their stuttering. The children worked really hard to turn negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones and further focus on their communication abilities."
To read the full article, including what each child discussed and how they then self-evaluated themselves, click this link.
"Baby food pouches now make up 25% of the U.S. baby food market, according Nielsen's Total Food View as reported by The Times... However, they're not a replacement for regular fruits and veggies, according to Dr. Robin Jacobson, a pediatrician at NYU Langone Pediatric Associates at Irving Place, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital."
Follow the link below to read the full article with recommendations and tips for eliminating baby food pouches.
Business Insider posted an "Insider Picks" after talking with a dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, about "her recommendations for what products to use and what ingredients to look out for as you build your summer skin care routine." See the full article below!
Boston Parents Paper’s 2018 Family Favorite votes are in! Thanks to you and your support, the Speech Language Pathology Center of Norwell WON the category of speech therapy! See Boston Parents Paper July edition or website for the full details!
We are so excited and honored to celebrate our continued commitment to our families and to spread joy through communication!
Summer vacation is finally here! We hope you and your families enjoy every moment of sunshine and fun!
From all of us at the SLP Center, Happy Father's Day to the all the dedicated and loving fathers out there!