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How to Change an Undesirable Behavior: The Consequence

When it comes to changing a behavior, it is important to look at three aspects: the antecedent, the behavior itself, and the consequence. The antecedent is what happens before a behavior and the consequence is what happens after a behavior. When discussing behavior,...

Behavior is Communication

Behavior is communication. Did you know that your child’s behavior can tell you a lot about what they are thinking, how they feel or what they want?  In order to decipher our child’s behavior, it is important to look at three aspects: the antecedent, the...

Developing Listening Skills in Preschoolers

In order to learn children need to develop attending skills. When their attention is focused, it is easier to concentrate on the task presented.  As preschoolers enter kindergarten they need to develop social awareness in a group. They need to become aware of...

Total Communication

In speech therapy, a total communication approach is a combination of verbal (using our voice) and nonverbal (using sign language, gestures, etc) methods to facilitate and improve communication skills. This method is especially favored in children with Down Syndrome,...

How Books and Print Work

Books don’t come with operating instructions, but we do use them in certain ways. As you are reading with your youngster, he can begin to learn the basics of book handling and how print works.  As you look at the book together, you can point out the parts of the...