ADHD Classroom Tools

“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!

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Follow us on Instagram!

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!

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Autism Eats - British Beer Company - Sept 26, 2018

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
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
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"

Visit Autism Eats Events Page to purchase tickets!

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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.”

 

Fall Schedule starting next week!

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!  

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Starbucks to Open its First U.S. Sign Language Store!

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."

Read the article on NPR here!

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Children Who Stutter Speak Out to Build Awareness

"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."

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"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. 

Why Overusing Baby Food Pouches Could Be Bad For Kids

"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."

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Follow the link below to read the full article with recommendations and tips for eliminating baby food pouches.