Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Brain Growth in the Early Years of Life

Brain growth in the early years of life occurs at an astounding pace. At birth, the human brain contains about 100 billion cells not yet connected into functioning networks; by age 3, a child's brain has formed 1 trillion connections. The development of these connections is shaped by a child's early experiences. Find out some things parents and family members can do to enhance a young child’s brain development. ...
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first aid for kids and parents

First Aid: Protect Your Kids From Boo Boos, Bumps and Broken Bones

This is the time of year when more kids suffer accidental injuries, especially those related to outdoor play. read more

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Summer Screen Time: A Guide to Setting Limits for All Age Levels

It seems new research is released every week warning parents of the dangers of prolonged exposure to screens, including problems with attention, social interaction, sleep quality, obesity, mental health, behavior

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Summer Food Service Program for Kids in Need

Many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day to provide for their families. In many cases, this leaves Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, our children and youth,

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Things to do with kids in cleveland, ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, July 2018

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts and other fun activities for young children. Check this list to find an event near you. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can a Speech-Generating Device (AAC) Help My Child?   

Augmentative/alternative communication devices — sometimes referred to as "talkers" or “talking tablets” — can play an important role in helping children with apraxia, aphasia, or other speech disorders communicate with their parents and peers. Learn about one local family's experience with their daughter's AAC device, which has helped her develop cognitive and communication skills. ...
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Miriam Conner

Podcast Episode #10: Teen Takeover

As a follow-up to the last installment of aParently Speaking, which addressed ways to help teens handle stress, in this episode host Miriam Conner welcomes three local teens to the studio to share a bit about what it's like being a teenager today. ...
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How to Respond to Communication-Related Tantrums

Toddlers often know what they want, but are not yet able to express their wants accurately to caregivers. When tension builds and frustration mounts due to a communication breakdown, toddlers may experience a full-blown tantrum. These expert tips will help parents keep their cool while helping their child through a communication-related tantrum. ...
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