New CDC Milestones as Seen from a Speech Therapist’s Perspective

With the recent release of the CDC’s new developmental milestones, there has been a lot of buzz about how to interpret and use these new recommendations. As parents and practitioners, our ultimate goal is to do what is best for our children, but sometimes it is hard to know exactly what that is when information […]

One-Up Rule

As parents, you are the model for your child’s language. All parents stay busy, but each day is filled with opportunities to teach language skills to your child. Whether in the car, in the grocery store, or at home during daily routines, you have the best opportunity to show your child how to talk! There […]

Promoting Good Behavior

Children “act out” for many reasons and in many different ways. Often, the children we work with at Child’sPlay Therapy Center exhibit behaviors which are the result of their delay or disability.  For example, they may be frustrated by difficulty communicating, or they may be reacting to overstimulation due to a sensory processing disorder.  Other […]

Straw Cup vs. Sippy Cup

  Should I use a straw cup or a sippy cup? When it is time for your child to transition from a bottle to a cup, consider what will be best for the development of your child’s oral structure, oral motor strength and movement, and speech development.  The options that are available include various types […]