Been a busy week around here, as I am sure it had been for all of you as well! I know my posts have slowed a bitâ€¦this happens this time of year as I spend more time with my family and less time plugged in but I wanted to leave you this week with a few interesting reads for Food for Thought Friday.
Is he not just adorable??
The Importance of Quality Toys and Toy Rotations
My friend and amazing fellow SLP Kim from Little Stories joined Laura, another amazing SLP from Teach Me to Talk on a podcast all about the importance of quality toys, toy rotations and more! A Must hear!
Language Modeling & the Zone of Proximal Development
I just reread this piece from Kim at Little Stories and remembered how much I love it. If you have a child with a language delay or are an SLP who works in Early Intervention, this is a must read. Kim talks about how to model language to best help your child learn to say more.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech & Sleep
This is an older one from Advance about CAS and Sleepâ€¦
The role of sleep appeared to have had a pivotal role in the unusual case of a boy named Max who had childhood apraxia of speech and a seizure disorder and was found to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well. The series of events he endured, which eventually ended with a routine but life-changing operation, left Max cured of his sleep apnea and making considerable gains in speech production.
Definitely food for thought for those with Apraxia and their families. Check out the full article at Advance.
Living Hands Free
Do you follow Hands Free Mama? I do, and I am currently reading author Rachel’s new book (Affiliate link->)Â Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!Â Rachel shares how she found her over-busy life and too much screen time was effecting her relationships with family and how she changed her ways. I talk a lot on this blog about how importantÂ simple interactionsÂ are for our children’s speech and language development. Too much screen timeÂ can effect our children’s speech and language skills. Her whole book and blog are great food for thought for any parent.