Indoor Activities

It feels like we’re in the final stretch of winter here on the South Shore! However, while the sun is not quite shining and we still have snow on the ground we thought we’d give you some suggestions for fun and language rich indoor activities for these final weeks. We thoroughly enjoy scavenger hunts and the alphabet game here at the SLP Center but take a look and see what your family would love! 

See the list here!


"Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s "

“Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.”


Winter Break Activity – Children’s Winter Festival

Need to get out of the house this winter break? Go to the Boston Children’s Winter Festival on Wednesday, February 20th. The festival will be held at Boston Commons, with activities starting at 10 AM.

“Among the attractions will the 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure with twin roller lanes, the 30-foot-high inflatable Everest Climb N Slide, a Ski Lift photo op, and much more.  In addition, the Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring a week-long Winter Camp at the Boston Common Frog Pond with free skating and rentals for all ages from Monday, February 18, through Friday, February 22.”


"Picky" Teens and Feeding Therapy

Most people typically associate “picky eating” with young children, but what happens if your child never grows out of these habits? Feeding therapy is an appropriate avenue, regardless of age! In this article, Katja Rowell, MD, and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC/SLP, CLC, explore some techniques for parents to assist their teens with regards to their picky eating habits.


If you have a picky teenager and want to explore feeding therapy options, don’t hesitate to call our office to inquire at 781-792-2700!

Limit Child's Screen Time for Better Cognition

“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.”


10 Tips for Getting Kids to Go Low Tech This Holiday Season

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.”


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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