Typically, I post parent questions on Tuesdays, but I’ve had a recent experience that has made me want to express this to all teachers, therapists, and other adults that work daily with children of all ages. You have limited time with the kids. While they are in your care, your job is to be present, to encourage, observe the child, and most importantly, empower them to feel good about who they are so they make choices that encourage their own growth and development. Use your words wisely. Are your words kind and helpful toward the child? You have a vital role in the little one’s life. A child is watching you. They are listening to the words you use. They will remember how you make them feel. Make those moments count. ~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist