Peer Matching

Child Anxiety

Child Anxiety

How To Help Your Anxious Child Begin A New School Year by Becca Ballilnger Don’t overreact to what your child is anxious about Don’t tell them that their fear will not happen DO develop a plan of action!! Read More on Child Anxiety

Selective Mutism in Our Own Words

Selective Mutism in Our Own Words

SELECTIVE MUTISM IN OUR OWN WORDS, by Carl Sutton,  is a book about Selective Mutism (SM) by the experts in the condition: those directly affected by it. It gives a voice to people who have all too often found themselves…

Music Therapy provides a fun safe place for kids

Music Therapy provides a fun safe place for kids

Music Therapy with Miss Kallie Mondays @ 5:30 pm King’s Speech and Learning Simsbury, CT Music services are offered at King’s Speech and Learning Center as a means to accelerate verbal and social development in children who may have general…

Wait Your Turn Presentation Bristol Public Library

Wait Your Turn Presentation  Bristol Public Library

Wait Your Turn Presentation at Bristol Public Library will be on October 1st with Judith Rosenfield, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist and Director of King’s Speech and Learning Center. This presentation is aimed at parents who are looking for ways to improve…

Benefits of Playing Chess

Benefits of Playing Chess

Ten Big Brain Benefits of Playing Chess 1. It can raise your IQ 2. It helps prevent Alzheimer’s 3. It exercises both sides of the brain 4. It increases your creativity 5. It improves your memory 6. It increases problem-solving…

Social Practice with Peers

Social Practice with Peers

King’s Speech and Learning offers an onsite visit of a licensed speech-language pathologist to enhance your child’s social skills. For children with relatively mild social language challenges, the best environment for social practice is within natural contexts, such as day…

Ending Bullying

An article in The Atlantic magazine on elementary school anti-bullying curricula is sure to be controversial. Its headline suggests the way to go is to “Fix the Victims.” But would a more accurate wording be “Blame the Victims”? Here is…

Social Skills Training: Unlocking Shyness One Step at a TIme

Shyness is a form of social anxiety. In its most extreme state, it is called Selective Mutism. Although rather cute as a young child, shyness can become quite painful as the child enters school where there are increased demands to…

Effective Teaching Strategies for Social Issues in the Classroom

I recently asked a 23 year old client who has survived years of social awkwardness, bullying and loneliness what she remembers as the best thing a childhood teacher ever did for her confidence, and what was the worst thing one…

10 Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens with Pragmatic Language Problems

1. Use movies and sit-coms as a means to discuss social problem solving      and empathy. 2.  Play “Apples to Apples” for practice with perspective taking and      figurative language. 3.  Spend some time alone with your child with no agendas, obligations…