How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Child’s Life?

How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Childs Life

Takeaway: Working memory is the short-term storage your child uses to make sense of the world. Poor working memory will make school harder for her, might chip away at her self-esteem, and could complicate her emotional life. And over the years, these issues can snowball, causing long-term damage. But with the help of a skilled specialist, your child can learn tools and techniques to help address these challenges. Read More

Does Autism Mask Some Mental Health Issues?

Does Autism Mask Some Mental Health Issues?

Takeaway: Children with autism are usually quite solitary and emotionally withdrawn, making it harder to spot mental health issues. And they’re especially vulnerable to conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression. If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, it’s worth finding a team of specialists who can support you and put together a comprehensive care plan for your child. Read More

Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Takeaway: Children with good emotional self-regulation know how to handle their emotions in different situations. Without it, they would struggle to (1) Make friends, (2) Succeed at school, and (3) Stay mentally healthy. But as a parent, there are simple things you can do to help your child regulate her emotions.   Read More

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones?

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones

Takeaway: Toddlers (age 1-2) have usually learned a specific set of physical, thinking, language, and social skills. And the critical skills in these categories are called developmental milestones. Many toddlers reach these milestones slightly late, but if your child is significantly delayed, it’s worth contacting a specialist. Read More

Why Auditory Delays Are So Easy to Miss

Why Auditory Delays Are So Easy to Miss

Takeaway: Auditory delays (i.e., hearing problems) are tough to spot because their symptoms are often quite subtle. And they can be confused with other developmental differences like dyslexia, ADHD, developmental language disorder, etc. But with the right kind of specialist, your child can learn to reverse and/or adapt to these hearing challenges. Read More

What Are the Signs of ADHD? And What Can You Do About Them?

What Are the Signs of ADHD And What Can You Do About Them

Takeaway: With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), children are easily distracted, hyperactive, and impulsive. And this can make it harder for them to get things done, listen to the adults in their lives, make and keep friends, and generally ‘fit in.’ But if their ADHD is spotted early, there’s a lot we can do to help them live happier lives.
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How Speech Therapy Can Solve ‘Swallowing’ Issues (Dysphagia)

How Speech Therapy Can Solve Swallowing Issues Dysphagia

Children who struggle to swallow begin to dislike food and feeding, which means they don’t get the nutrients and water they need. A speech therapist can help address these swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and transform your child’s relationship with food. Read More

Is Your Child’s ‘Working Memory’ Holding Her Back?

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Takeaway: Working memory helps us process and use information — much life RAM in a computer. So, poor working memory makes it harder for children to succeed at school and in life. But once they understand the basics of working memory, they can adapt and become more efficient learners. Read More