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FORMERLY DONNA KLEIN & ASSOCIATES

NEWS

SUMMER IS HERE

EACH WEEK OF THE SUMMER SESSION WILL BE A DIFFERENT THEME.
GET YOUR CHILD EXCITED ABOUT THERAPY!

  • Bubblemania (July 9 - July 13)
  • Under the Sea (July 16 - July 20)
  • Color War (July 23 - July 27)
  • On Your Mark Races (July 30 - August 3)
  • Welcome to the Zoo (August 6 - August 10)

 

GETTING OUTSIDE

Sensory Summer Activities

  • Find a pool and jump in!
  • Try out different playgrounds. Going to the same playground is like learning the same math problem over and over.
  • Get messy while rolling in the grass, dirt, and sand!
  • You might find children like to keep their life-jacket on even when they are not in the water...LET THEM it's providing deep pressure to help them regulate themselves.

 

SELF REGULATION

LEARNING TO PREVENT MELTDOWNS

  • Teaching your child about their own self-regulation will help them decrease meltdowns
  • Identify stressful situation and give language to help them identify how they're feeling. (e.g. good, upset, frustrated, & mad)
  • Calming techniques such as diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, weighted or compression vest, lowering lights, & squeezing each finger

TIP OF THE MONTH

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET OUTSIDE

Maintain your child's progress and keep it FUN! Here are some tips to do with your child outside and work on maintaining their fine motor skills:

  • Use spray bottles to water plants and strengthen their hands at the same time!
  • Help pull out weeds from the garden
  • Color with chalk on the driveway
  • Dig, shovel, & rake in sandbox
  • Pick up small rocks one at a time & hold them in the palm of the hand
  • Use tongs/tweezers to catch bugs

Take advantage of the nice weather and get OUTSIDE as much as possible. While still working on your child's goals.

SPEECH CORNER

FACILITATING
SPEECH/ LANGUAGE?

> Self Talk

Talk out loud about what you are doing (as often as you can).

> Parallel Talk

Talk out loud about what your child is doing.

> Repetition

Repeat words over and over again.

This helps your child learn the word (the sound, pronunciation and meaning). Make it fun

by using a singsong approach and be silly.

 

SLOWING DOWN

HOW CAN WE SLOW DOWN CHILDHOOD?

> Stay in the moment, purposefully enjoy each tiny parenting moment.

> Remember to put your phones down and away when you are with your kids for at least 1/2 the time.

> Hug your child - until they let go.

> Bedtime is story time - this is a very important part of the day for your child; don't rush it childhood goes by very quickly.

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