Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

The Secret to a Successful School Drop-Off

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school. Whether you’re dropping your child off for the first time or the seventh, the back-to-school anxiety can be overwhelming.

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

12 Commonly-Used Speech Therapy Terms

If your child is involved in speech therapy or may need to be in the future, you'll probably begin to hear professional jargon. Learn some common terms used by speech language pathologists that will help you during your therapy visits. ...
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Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parenting: Do Kids Need More Freedom?

Many parents have heard of helicopter parenting juxtaposed to free-range parenting. Helicopter parents are described as overly-involved by hovering over children, and come to the rescue at the first

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Take a Stand: Why Sitting Still in School is no Longer the Rule

Up until now, it was believed that children needed to sit still in order to concentrate and succeed in school. Experts today find that kids are not wired to sit all day long. Instead, they benefit from breaks during which they are moving to help energize their brain and be more productive. Because of this latest information, classrooms look very different than in previous generations as educators turn to innovative approaches to help children learn. ...
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High School Extracurriculars: What Matters in the College Application Process?

Jazz Band! Volleyball! Student Council! Grill Club! Today’s teens are shuffling from one after school activity to the next, hoping that their involvement in an array of clubs, organizations and sports teams will make them more attractive candidates in the college application process. What actually makes an applicant stand out? ...
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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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car seat recommendations

AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats: Keep Children Rear-Facing as Long as Possible

In an updated policy statement, the AAP recommends children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, it specified children should remain rear-facing at least to age 2. ...
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