Grade School Readiness Means Readiness for Life

Preschool

When it comes to grade school readiness, what is the best way to prepare your child? In the midst of this technological boom, in which information is easily accessed and readily available, individuals are expected to take in more information at a much faster rate than ever before. As the job market grows increasingly competitive, higher education becomes more common and more important than in previous generations. More careers are requiring a college degree, and young people are starting to see their occupational futures as a long and laborious path to be traversed. It has become clear that the path to success begins much earlier in life, and that academic prowess and a dedicated work ethic must be cultivated and exercised Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorders

What is autism?
Autism is a development disorder that’s categorized by repetitive, limited behaviors, as well as impaired social interaction, and limited communication skills. Typically, autism runs on a spectrum. This means that autism, or autism spectral disorder (ASD) can be associated with intellectual disabilities, difficulties with motor coordination, problems with attention and physical health issues, and an inability to complete basic personal hygiene and self-care tasks.

How does autism happen?
While researchers do not have enough concrete data to pinpoint the cause of autism, there have been many hypotheses over the years. For example, many researchers believe that a diet high in gluten introduces or exacerbates the presence of autism. However, that Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Using a Speech and Language Pathologist

Speech and language development

Children often pick up their language and their words from those around them. That might be their parents, their siblings or the children they interact with in day cares or preschool programs. However, even with the constant interaction and suggestion of words; some children are still left with speech disorders. There are a variety of problems that can arise during the communication learning process, and this is where the services of speech-language pathology can be beneficial for the parent and for the child.

It is best to notice and then to correct any speech or language problems early on. It will be easier for the child to compromise and learn ways around their disability when they are younger. They may have a harder time adjusting once they are older. It is also cheaper if dealt with earl Continue reading

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