January 2019

In the Clinic
Please make sure that the office has any new or updated insurance or credit card/HSA information.

This Month

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App of the Month

Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Word Wall

January words, definitions, sentences and activities to print


January Blog Postings


In the Waiting Room

Guess How Many?This month's winner is Tziyona M.! Congratulations! Children (and siblings) are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess. (Don’t forget your last name or initial.). The envelope for guesses is on the wall next to the book and toy bins in the Clinic waiting room. The drawing is at the end of the month and a special prize awaits the winner!!

Good Luck!!


January Birthdays!!

Nathan B.

Kimi C.

Tony S.

Yosef Chaim S.

Akiva S.

Dario U.








































January 2019 edition of the Wee Speech Newsletter.


Dr. Nelson Shares Information Regarding Evaluation Types for Children
Wee Speech was honored to host Dr. Rebecca Nelson, Ph.D. on Friday, December 14th to share insights regarding the differences among evaluation types for children. If you are considering an evaluation for your child due to anxiety, attention deficits, executive functioning difficulties, learning disabilities, etc., the following are some helpful resources. Download Dr. Nelson's informative handout here.

Psychodevelopmental evaluation: for children Kindergarten or younger, completed by a clinical psychologist

Psychodiagnostic evaluation: for school aged children, completed by a clinical psychologist

Psychoeducational evaluation: not a clinical evaluation, cannot diagnose ADHD

Check out the following links for parent resources from Dr. Rebecca Nelson:

Russel Barkley ADHD Fact Sheet: https://russellbarkley.org/factsheets/ADHD_EF_and_SR.pdf

The Child Mind Institute: https://childmind.org/anxiety/

Enhancing and Practicing Executive Functioning Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence by the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University: https://bit.ly/2C9XGly

By Melanie Greenspan M.S., CCC/SLP

Mother's Voice vs. Smoke Alarm
A recent study from the Natonwide Children's Hospital showed that children ages 5-12 years responded more quickly to their mother's recorded voice than the tone of a typical smoke detector. The median response time for the typical detector tone was 156 seconds vs. 2 seconds for the maternal voice alarm! More research needs to be done in this area to determine the optimal alarm for all ages.

What Are We Blogging about in January?
Working Memory

We rely on many different forms of memory to function in daily life including short-term and long-term memory. Out of all forms of memory, working memory is oftentimes less understood and less recognized. Working memory is what allows people to process, store, and retrieve information for later use. Working memory relies on the ability to attend to, concentrate on, sequence, and decipher important information. Some have described working memory as a bucket in which content is continually added to over time. (more)

Laura Drower & Julie Levin
Wee Speech, P.C.