This page serves to help you become a more vital part of your child's learning process. At Eloquent Speech and Language Therapy, we proudly provide education to parents to help assist with your child's speech, language and pragmatic therapy goals. Teaching you to become your child’s first and most important teacher is very important to us! Feel free to browse the resources below, which offer an array of information that will benefit you and your child.
How to help your child with a speech delay
Resources for Autism, speech, language, and development
Sesame Street and Autism: see amazing in all children
Brief description about the website: “In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding around the condition contributes to discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence. A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While the differences between people with autism and their peers may seem significant, children share something far more important: unique qualities and talents that make the world an interesting place.
That’s why Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.”
Brief description about the website: “Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.”
Sleep Help for children with Autism
Sleep Help is a site devoted to spreading awareness of sleep health and wellness. They have created a resource specifically for helping children and adults with autism to get better sleep, available here: https://www.sleephelp.org/autism-asd/
Researchers have found that autism can affect the body’s ability to produce melatonin at the correct times, causing children and adults with autism to experience daytime fatigue and difficulty falling asleep at night. Sensory issues in the bedroom can also make it difficult to fall asleep and sleep well throughout the night. This guide covers these issues in detail and gives some simple, non-prescription options for getting a better night’s sleep.
Is your child meeting developmental milestones according to their current age? Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. The Center for Disease Control has provided checklists in English and Spanish for your convenience. See how your child is developing in the following areas:
3) Cognitive (earning, thinking, problem-solving),
4) Movement/Physical Development
Speech and Language Kids
Brief description about the website: “I’m a speech therapist located in Columbia, Missouri and I dedicate my time to creating awesome activities and writing them in simple terms that are easy to understand. That means you will easily be able to pick up one of my activities or resources and quickly put it into action right away. Plus, my materials can be shared with other people on the child’s team, including teachers, parents, caregivers, baby-sitters, and therapists so that everyone will understand what’s going on and can help the child make faster progress.”
Mommy Speech Therapy
Brief description about the website: “The reason I named this blog “Mommy Speech Therapy” is because as parents we have the greatest impact on our children’s language development. No one can make a bigger difference than you!
My goal is to share some tips and techniques I have learned over the years in working with my clients and my own kids, and hopefully give you the information you need to be successful in helping your little ones become the very best communicators they can be.”