Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Opti-Speech: a Game-Changer in Speech Therapy

When you or your child have been working forever on a speech sound like "r" or "s" and the progress isn't happening, the results can be disappointing. Luckily, there are new technologies that give users the chance to "see" their tongue moving in real-time, offering proven assistance for improving lingering speech errors. ...
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6 Tips to Curb Back-to-School Jitters

As summer slips by and back-to-school ads bombard in full force, anxiety tends to sneak up on students and families as they wonder – and worry – about what lies

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How to Make Transitions From Summer to School a Breeze

It’s that time of year. Time to put away the sunscreen and take out the backpacks. Time to shift gears from the lazy days of summer, to all the wonder

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When Should Kids Switch to Contact Lenses? 

One out of three kids between the ages of 6 and 17 needs corrective lenses, and an increasing number of them wear contacts. While there is no right age to make the transition from glasses to contacts, there are several factors to look for in order to determine if your child is ready for the switch. ...
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Yoga Offers Children Benefits Beyond Physical Fitness

While many think of yoga as an adult activity, the meditative practice can offer children numerous health and mental benefits. A recent study found that yoga equips children with skills to help with stress management, as well as improves self-esteem, classroom behaviors, concentration and emotional balance. ...
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Teach Kids Safety on the Walk to School

Many parents will have to make a decision to allow their children to walk to and from school. There are safety risks in the form of traffic, strangers, bullying and several other factors they can be exposed to along their route, and communication is the number one way to help mitigate any concerns. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

My Child Isn’t Talking Yet — What Now?

Since speech-language problems can impact social and academic abilities, early detection and intervention are critical. Early intervention can help prevent difficulties with reading, writing and interpersonal communication. Children are evaluated as young as 12-18 months of age, and treatment begins with the abilities your child has and then builds on those. ...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, August 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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Preschooler Screen Time Linked to Attention Problems

Researchers in a recent study found that by age 5, children who spent two hours or more per day looking at screens were 7.7 times more likely to meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD than children who watched screens for 30 minutes or less each day. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

5 Things to Expect During a Child’s Speech Evaluation

If you are having difficulty understanding your child, you might want to consider a speech-language evaluation, which is a normal step to pursue when parents or caregivers suspect difficulty with communication. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a speech-language pathologist, a professional who diagnoses speech and language difficulties. ...
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