Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

The Benefits of a Lullaby

Infants have the ability to manipulate an object in response to hearing certain songs. They also can differentiate between sounds, as well as recognize different melodies, which is why singing

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What it’s Like to be a Kid

Imagine if, from the moment you woke up, someone told you every little thing you had to do. Use the bathroom. Come sit in this chair for breakfast. Eat

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Podcast Episode #24: ‘Social Animals’ Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Emma Crockett Robinson and her mother, Tamara Crockett, about their experiences with social media, as documented in the film "Social Animals." Emma shares how her struggles with social media affected her, while Tamara discusses warning signs and shares her advice for parents regarding social media. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

When and How Should I Read to My Child?

Experts recommend you read to your child as often as you can and that you strive to have at least one scheduled reading time each day. Choosing regular times to read (especially before naps and bedtime) is a way to help your child learn to sit with a book and relax. Of course, you can read anytime your child seems in the mood. Find reading tips to make the experience enjoyable for both parent and child. ...
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Help Your Child Move Beyond Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a form of self-soothing that can help a child cope with stressful situations and feel secure and happy. However, parents should be concerned about thumb sucking if the behavior continues beyond a child’s fifth birthday. Find expert advice and ways to help your child break the habit. ...
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What’s Cool After School: Help Your Child Find the Right Extracurricular Activity

Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest. Extra-curricular activities play a big part in developing a child’s identity and serve

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Guiding Kids Toward Independence at Every Age

Coaxing a baby to use a spoon for the first time, teaching a kindergartener to tie a shoe, or practicing parallel parking with a teen — these routine parenting

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
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Northeast Ohio 2018-19 Independent School Open House Listings

Open house events are ideal for parents and students to ask questions, meet faculty and see if a particular school is the right fit. Check this list of private and other schools in the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas that offer upcoming open houses and tours. ...
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5 Ways to Incorporate Speech, Reading & Vocabulary Practice Into Everyday Routines

It’s very typical that eventually, your child will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework-type practice with flashcards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In

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