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Hidden Rules of Halloween

We live in a world with many social rules that are important to be aware of and follow. Many of these rules are spelled out clearly and many are hidden. ...Read More
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10 Tips to Help Your Child Transition to School

The new school year is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be an anxious time for you and/or your child. ...Read More
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Serve Up Some Social Learning

Teachable moments to support social learning and executive functioning with children are scattered all throughout our daily routines. Cooking is a common household activity that can embed skills like following directions, sequencing, taking turns, joint attention, waiting, flexibility and conversation. As winter settles in, you can start a new tradition of cooking family-friendly recipes that […] ...Read More
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Fun Fall Activities

Fall is here and with that comes indoor activities. To help promote language, learning and social skills, here are five wonderful ideas for fall fun to share with the family: Let’s Make a Scarecrow – Scarecrows are a common symbol of fall, so why not make your own together with your child? Follow the instructions […] ...Read More
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School Lunches: UGH!

By Rebecca Schwartz, Ph.D. Now that summer is way over and school lunch tedium has set in, the question: “What can I make for school lunch?” reappears. Many parents contend with school lunches daily for years, and it’s a hassle. It’s often associated with the crazy rush of getting kids dressed, fed, and out the […] ...Read More
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Thinking About Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and there are so many teachable moments to encourage social and emotional development with children. Wonder Questions: This is a great way to get to know your friends better.  Start by having your child ask their friends what they are going to dress up as for Halloween. They can […] ...Read More
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Person Files

The school year brings transitions, changes, and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. In our social groups at Communication Works, there are often new children joining the groups or some coming back from a summer at camp or traveling. Seeing new faces in a group brings the opportunity to practice getting […] ...Read More
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Communication Through Play

Teaching your child and helping them through their speech and language development can be fun. While playing and communicating with your child, find the right tools that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. A toy is a toy but adding the family’s love and attention is a must. For children with speech & […] ...Read More
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SCERTS® – The Next Generation Practices for Children with Autism and Their Families

SCERTS® is an innovative educational model for working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. It provides specific guidelines for helping a child become a competent and confident social communicator, while preventing problem behaviors that interfere with learning or the development of relationships. It is also designed to help families, educators and […] ...Read More
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Building Self-Esteem

This is a quick and easy game to help your child learn to recognize positive qualities in others and gives him or her an opportunity to hear positive things about him or herself from others. Catch the Compliment is an easy-to-learn game that can be played with all ages. Here’s how: Gather a selection of […] ...Read More
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