Fun Outdoor Play Activities for Kids

By |2022-01-10T10:11:09-05:00January 10, 2022|DIY Play Ideas and Activities for Kids, Early Childhood Development|

Kids should be physically active as it is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. For them to be active, there are several play activities both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor play helps to build your child’s core muscles as well as refine small motor skills. In order to get your kids to play outside, you need to inspire them with some fun outdoor activities. Following are some fun outdoor activities for your kids:   Hopscotch This outdoor activity never gets old! Just take your kids outside, along with a chalk and a small object. This game can be played with multiple [...]

Strategies to Reduce Echolalia

By |2021-12-28T12:33:11-05:00December 28, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs, Early Childhood Development|

Echolalia refers to the repetition of certain words or phrases spoken by someone else, either after the words were said, or later on. It is often associated as a function of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With an autistic child, echolalia may appear with more frequency versus children with standard developing language. It is important that we support children by using echolalia to try to reshape it to help children communicate in a more natural way. Following are some strategies that can be used to reduce echolalia:   Use simple words and phrases When communicating with your child, try using simple words [...]

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