Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Don’t Worry if Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night, Suggests Study

A December 2018 study in the American Academy of Pediatrics found a large percentage of developmentally normal, healthy babies do not reach the milestone of sleeping through the night by age six months or even one year. Researchers also examined whether infants who woke up at night were more likely to have problems with cognitive, language or motor development. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Great Apps to Practice Speech Sounds with Your Tween

Learning and practicing how to correctly produce their “r” or “s” sound is certainly not what most tweens want to be doing. While they would prefer to be playing video games or riding their bike, using one of these recommended speech therapy apps can make at-home practice a little easier for tweens — and their parents. ...
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Small Hands, Big Heart: Ways Your Child can Help those in Need

As parents, sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by finding ways for our children to give back, especially when we have limited time and budget. Here’s a list of tangible and budget-friendly ideas to allow your kids the opportunity to give this season and beyond. ...
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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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The Importance of Play for Young Children

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics underscores the importance of play for building skills and nurturing relationships — and calls for pediatricians to write a “prescription for play” at well visits during the first two years of life to help children meet developmental milestones. ...
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How To Help Picky Eaters Overcome Family Holiday Meals

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

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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LakewoodAlive to Host ‘Depression, Anxiety and Teens’ Community Forum

LakewoodAlive will host a free community forum Tuesday evening featuring a panel of experts who will delve into warning signs, best practices for assisting a young person who is suffering from depression and/or anxiety, and the multitude of local resources available. ...
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Tantrum or Red Flag? Understanding Sensory Processing Issues

In children, sensory processing issues typically arise around preschool age when kids are going through developmental phases or are exposed to a new environment, such as a classroom. If your child is having frequent meltdowns, tantrums or extreme emotions regarding some day-to-day activities, it could be a red flag for a sensory issue. ...
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Communication Options for Your Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

The key to your child's language development and learning success is using two-way communication: interacting with your child and encouraging your child to interact with you. There is no one type of communication that is right for every child, and parents should obtain as much information as possible about the various options. Find an overview of five communication choices here. ...
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