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Dart Game - by Achievemenet Products - A Product Review

submitted by Craig

Product Name: Dart Game
Price: $26.95
Company Name: Achievement Products
Company Website: www.achievement-products.com
Company Phone Number: 1-800-373-4699

Product Overview: WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


Teaching Temporal Concepts the Fun Way

submitted by kidspeak

What did you do today? How was your day? What did you do yesterday? What did you do over the weekend? What are your going to do this weekend? These are just a few questions that we ask our friends and family on a daily basis. For children with autism, language disorders or language delays these questions can be very difficult for two reasons: they all focus on temporal concepts and they all focus on talking about past or future events.


Autism and Puberty: What Every Parent Needs to Know - By Jenny Keese, M.Ed, BCBA (Owner/Director of Concept Connections)

submitted by Craig

Puberty is a time for growth, maturity, and testing boundaries. For young adults on the spectrum this time is no different, but the transition from childhood to adulthood can manifest in many different ways. As professionals, educators and parents it’s up to us to prepare these individuals on this part of life’s journey. You can expect puberty to start the process of physical changes, mental/emotional changes, a shift in societal expectations and usually a re-evaluation of current therapies and goals.


Wooden Frog Toss: A Product Review

submitted by Craig

Product Name: Excellerations® Wooden Frog Toss
Price: $25.99
Company Name: Achievement Products
Company Website: www.achievement-products.com
Company Phone Number: 1-800-373-4699


Help Your Child Become a Social Butterfly this Summer! - A Guest Blog by Elizabeth Sautter, M.A. CCC-SLP

submitted by Craig

School may be out of session, but social learning doesn’t stop. Summer can be a great time to focus on social and emotional skills in a more relaxed, natural manner. Whether you’re sending your child to summer school or camps, going on vacation, or just hanging out, parents and caregivers can help kids to build these important skills.


Rettsyndrome.org: Accelerating Research; Empowering Families: A Guest Blog by Shari Angelico

submitted by Craig

On June 26th, I had the sincere pleasure of attending the 30th annual Rett Syndrome Family Conference in Virginia - and what a wonderful learning experience it was for all who attended!


Vibrating Snake: A Product Review

submitted by Craig

Product Name: Vibrating Snake
Price: $29.95
Company Name: Achievement Products
Company Website: www.achievement-products.com
Company Phone Number: 1-800-373-4699
Product Overview: This friendly, bright colored "snake" is a sensory delight! It vibrates along its whole length. Uses 2 "C" batteries (not included). Assorted colors.


6 Tips to Encourage Speech and Language Development

submitted by kidspeak

Being a “speech therapist turned mommy”, one of my favorite things is chatting with other new moms about life with a little one and also answering any questions about child development. One thing I have come across is that many parents are under the impression that you can’t “work on” speech and language until the kids are older and able to “sit and do work”. Oh the contraire! You are able to “work on” speech and language from birth, it just doesn’t manifest in the form of “work” but as a way of life and a way of interacting with your child.


Truth or Lie?

submitted by kidspeak

You are at recess. Your good friend tells you that an atomic bomb is about to hit Dallas. When you question the facts, he tells you that a scientist told his dad and that it's really going to happen. You are very literal, think visually and act very impulsively when it comes to your emotions. Naturally you sprint into the school, find the director and inform her of this catastrophe that is about to occur. It then takes 30 minutes to an hour for the director to calm you down and to convince you that in fact, an atomic bomb is NOT about to hit Dallas.