Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

5 Tips to Avoid a Tantrum

There aren’t any magic tricks that we can use to prevent all tantrums, but there are some tips to help avoid some of the outbursts that may be happening more regularly. Learn how to identify causes of tantrums and several ways to use communication to diffuse the situation and get your child what he or she needs. ...
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50 Acts of Kindness for Kids

With many schools and parents putting more emphasis on unity, empathy and caring for others, kids often are left with the desire to do good. Since it can be hard to come up with concrete ways for small hands to make a big difference, here are 50 acts of kindness for kids of all ages to do year-round.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Understanding Your Child’s Lisp

A lisp — which is a sound substitution or distortion in which the “s” and “z” sounds are produced inefficiently — is one of the most common articulation errors targeted in speech-language therapy. Learn about the two different types of lisps and how they are treated. ...
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10 Sensory Breaks to Increase Focus and Concentration

A sensory break allows for time to decompress, reset, and receive the input necessary to feel more regulated. Also known as a brain break or movement break, when a child

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Are Speech Disorders Inherited?

Evidence exists linking genetic factors to a variety of speech and language difficulties. Researchers already have identified more than 400 genes linked to hearing loss, and ongoing studies investigate genetic links to stuttering, voice disorders and language disorders. Learn more, including what parents should do if there are genetic tendencies in the family. ...
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Things to do with kids

Family-Friendly Games, Puzzles & More

In honor of National Game and Puzzle Week 2019 — which takes place November 24-30 — we’ve rounded up some great new puzzles, card and board games for all ages. Plan to spend some extra family time enjoying these fun options. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How to Build Joint Attention Skills in Young Children with Autism

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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Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, November 2019

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. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is VPI and how is it Treated?

Commonly referred to as hypernasality, velopharyngeal insufficiency is a resonance disorder (how the cavities of the mouth and nose affect the way speech sounds) that results from too much air moving through the nose during speech. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this disorder. ...
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A Validated Lesson Taught

There are things around our house that are designated things that I do and designated things that my husband does. Generally speaking, we have a “he handles the outside, I

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