special needs. social skills

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

King’s Speech Summer Groups

King’s Speech Summer Groups

Summer Groups at King’s Speech Groups run weekly from June 27  through August 10, 2017   Pragmatics/Social Language: Perfect to carry over skills from 1:1 treatment or school. Targets behaviors such as verbal Initiation, emotional regulation, conversational balance, impulsivity, and…

The Difference Between Introversion and Shyness (Are You Getting This Wrong Too?)

The Difference Between Introversion and Shyness (Are You Getting This Wrong Too?)

Have you been told you are an introvert?  Shy? Here is an interesting article about introversion and shyness we decided to post for your interest: If you are interested in learning the differences between introversion and shyness please feel free…

Benefits to Creative Learning Through the Arts: A Research Review

Benefits to Creative Learning Through the Arts: A Research Review

At King’s Speech and Learning Center, we often use music and dramatic play to maximize progress in speech, language and social-emotional skills. We believe “A creative environment is a safe environment” to work on social skills and speaking confidence, as…

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…

Multi-tasking is Hazardous to Your Health

Who would have thunk it? Multi- tasking is harmful to your health!  Yes,  Stanford University researchers  found that people who juggle different sources of electronic information do not focus or remember as well as people who work on one task…

Common Myths of Asperger’s or is it the Male Species?

As any of my female readers who have  middle aged husbands know,  the male species is wired differently than the female species.   It is no wonder then, why any woman venting to her friends about her husband’s lack of ability…

Boys’ Social and Learning Challenges: Gaming to Re-engage for Learning

As a special holiday tribute to all of our favorite boys out there, I am offering a 3 part series  on the social-emotional  and learning challenges young boys face in today’s culture.  The post below is the first of a…