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How to Build Joint Attention Skills in Young Children with Autism

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Parenting
Joint attention — the ability to shift your attention between an object or event and your communication partner — is a skill that many children who are on the autism spectrum do not develop on their own. If kids are only focusing on one thing at a time, they aren't learning to communicate with others about shared experiences, to read facial expressions and understand gestures, or picking up new vocabulary and concepts. ...
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Cleveland Monsters, Great Lakes Science Center Launch STEM Learning Program

Education
The program, which will impact 4,000 second grade students across five Northeast Ohio school districts, will include a five-hour curriculum focused on engaging students in the areas of literacy, math, science, and physical fitness through hands-on activities related to the sport of hockey. ...
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How To Help Picky Eaters Overcome Family Holiday Meals

Ages & Stages Featured Food Parenting
Do you have a picky eater in your life? Are you dreading meal times this upcoming holiday season? For picky eaters, it's important to alleviate the pressure associated with eating, increase exposure to foods, and unlock all of the senses. ...
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Teaching Your Toddler How to Talk Effectively

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Parenting
Children learn how to talk by imitating others. They mimic what they hear, so it’s important for you to practice speaking with your child every day. Some words to focus on include nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions, which can be applied to daily activities. ...
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My Child Needs Tubes in His Ears — What Does That Mean?

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Health Parenting
Young infants and children are generally more susceptible to ear infections. By the age of 3, about one in 15 children will undergo tube placement for treatment of recurrent and/or painful ear infections, persistent middle ear fluid, or the resultant persistent or fluctuating hearing loss due to fluid. Learn more about the process, including how it lowers the instance of ear infections. ...
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What is Opti-Speech and How Can it Help My Child?

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Parenting
Opti-Speech, a complement to traditional speech therapy, is state-of-the-art technology used to visualize the tongue based on the position of tiny sensors. Seeing the tongue and how it should move can enhance and accelerate results from traditional speech treatment. Learn more details, as well as how the technology is used during therapy sessions. ...
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Tips for Adjusting to the Upcoming Time Change

Health

At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018, many folks will be anticipating gaining an hour of treasured sleep as they “fall back” — turning the clocks back one

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Kids and Gaming: How Much is Too Much?

Health Parenting

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) made headlines when they announced that “gaming” would be added to the International Classification of Diseases. read more

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