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Communication and Summer Activities
Summer can be full of delightful opportunities for children with speech delays, articulation problems or communication difficulties. Families can learn how to encourage children to expand the ways they do communicate; we can be more careful listeners as well as more enthusiastic or thoughtful responders.
During the school year, even very young children may be asked to do what is most difficult for them instead of having the opportunity to build the skills they already have to express their interests and preferences. Having a summer break and new activities that create an atmosphere of relaxation and acceptance might be just the chance they need to discover their strengths and progress in areas that we never expected.
To attempt more natural supports or encourage different abilities in a child with communication challenges, there are many resources, books and advisors online who can inspire and teach us. Sometimes it helps to schedule in times to just relax and enjoy our children just as they are, giving them a break from our hopes and concerns about them. Like the rest of us, appreciation and delight is a welcome break from the stress of expectations, busy schedules and constant evaluation.
Sibling Support and Rivalry - Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs
Cousins of Children with Special Needs
Summer Weekend Getaways and Holiday Travel
Summer Activities, Traditions and Escapes
Avoiding Heat Illnesses and Other Hazards
Car Safety Issues - Prevention is the Key
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Sun blocking hats, visors, stroller sheets, polo shirts and other apparel
Browse Amazon.com for Children's Shoes and Sandals
See What You Mean! Visual Tools to Promote Inclusive Learning
Volume 5, Issues 4 and 5
Steps for implementing referencing - What You Can Do to Help a Child Communicate Better - Brooks Publishing Newsletter
My Child's Interactive Life - Communicating Partners -Dr. James D MacDonald
Signing, Reading and Spelling
Family Village - Communication Disorders Resources
Love and Learning
After the Diagnosis - Specific recommendations for your child's disability
Teaching the Power of Communication
Reading Readiness and Reading Strategies
Changing Behavior Habits
Thoughts From the Middle of the Night
Teens with Disabilities - Transition Planning
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