June 2017

In the Clinic

Summer schedule begins June 19th and runs through August 27th. Please let your therapist know of any planned vacations.


This Month

On the

Wee Speech Website:

 

App of the Month

Mad Libs

Word Wall

June words, definitions, sentences and activities to print.

 

June Blog Postings

 

In the Waiting Room

Guess How Many?This month's winner is Eli C.!

Congratulations Eli!

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!!

 

June Birthdays!!

Tamar W. 6/7

Benjamin H. 6/10

Sawyer G. 6//16

Ben A. 6/17

Eliana N. 6/20

Chani M. 6/23

Ephraim W. 6/23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 edition of the Wee Speech Newsletter.

 

Summer Plans

As summer draws near, many parents are working hard to ensure their child’s schedule is finalized.  For some it means their child will be in full day camp during the week, continuing with tutoring to enhance or remediate academics and or finding time to hone skills for their favorite sport. Other families are busy getting their plans readied for a summer away at the beach house, ensuring their child’s suitcases are packed for weeks of overnight camp or reviewing plans for a long awaited family vacation.

Whatever your plans, consider that your child may benefit from lots of unstructured time.  Unstructured time doesn’t mean that your child isn’t being supervised; rather it offers your child the opportunity to learn self-control, regulation and initiation. If siblings or neighbor children are available, children are able to learn to play together without adult rules. The opportunity to play in this manner is invaluable in their development of executive function and language skills. Learning to play without adult structure often allows children to grow in ways that may otherwise happen much more slowly over the course of the year. Remember, allowing your child to work through a day’s play will provide valuable lessons in learning to problem solve, empathize, be creative, initiate and a host of other positive behaviors.

Enjoy the summer!

Better Hearing and Speech Month Event
MarissaAll clinic staff participated in a Waffle Face Making Contest for Better Hearing and Speech Month. The competition was fierce and there were many creative designs! Here is the winning entry submitted by Marissa from ABS!


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

What Are We Blogging about in June?
End of the school year chaos!
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This Month in the Speech and Language Q/A Column, Kate discusses apraxia vs. articulation disorder.

Dear SLP,
My daughter is five and was recently diagnosed with apraxia. I'm a little overwhelmed with all the information on the internet. I'm a bit confused about the difference between apraxia and articulation disorder...what is the difference? Does therapy look different?

Thanks, Asking About Apraxia

Dear Asking About Apraxia,
Your question is a great one – many families ask the same thing. It is understandably confusing as there are a lot of terms used to describe apraxia including verbal dyspraxia and childhood apraxia of speech. (more)

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Physical Therapy Notes
Lisa Barich PT

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