10 Things to Share with Your Child’s Therapist

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By: Amanda Bird., M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist)

Whether your child is coming for an initial evaluation, or you’re at your child’s ongoing appointment, there are important things you may consider sharing to help improve your therapeutic experience. Your observations and experiences with your child outside of the therapy room may help your therapist to better tailor and approach your child’s therapy session in a more functional, appropriate, beneficial, and enjoyable way. Read on to learn information you may share with your therapist at your next visit:  Continue reading

Supporting Executive Functioning in Kids with ADHD: Efficient Praise

 

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By: Stephanie Boron, M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist)

Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Peg Dawson, Ed. D. give a talk on executive function (brain-based, cognitive processes that help us to regulate our behavior, make decisions and set and achieve goals.) Peg is a staff psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in New Hampshire, as well as the author of many books on executive functioning skills. She covered lots of info in her talk, but we wanted to highlight some of the info she shared about kiddos with ADHD. Continue reading

10 Questions for Parents to Ask During IEP Meetings

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By: Amanda Bird., M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist)

Minutes, push-in, pull-out, benchmarks, what do they mean? Being a parent of a child who is in the process of receiving (or continuing) an Individual Education Program (IEP) can be overwhelming, confusing, and at times frustrating. We’ve got a little secret to share: you’re not alone! We’re here to share with you ten important questions that, as a parent, you may consider asking during your child’s next IEP meeting. Know this, you have the right to leave the IEP meeting feeling knowledgeable, confident, and aware of what your child’s treatment within the school will look like. We at BOA are happy to be a resource and advocate for you and your child! Read on for ten helpful questions that may help improve and ease you and your child’s school-based therapeutic experience:

1. What is the difference between push-in, pull out, and consultative therapy, and why is my child getting one vs the other?

2. What strategies have been communicated to my child’s classroom teacher to be implemented during the school day while he/she is not in therapy?

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Well, hello!

Welcome to the Beth Osten and Associates Pediatric Therapy Services blog — BOA Play Space for short… We’re excited to share a little piece of us with you. We hope that this blog can be a place for fun play ideas, interesting articles, kid-friendly project tutorials, and more! Check back often to see what we’ve got in store. For now, allow us to introduce ourselves…

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