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Why Therapy? A Newly Published Article from Speech Goals Founder

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Water Play with Preschoolers – The Hanen Way!

Water Play with Preschoolers Summertime is here! It’s time to get outdoors with your preschooler and have fun with water! You can fill up a wading pool, use a water table, or make your own if you don’t have one (see below). And if it’s a rainy day, you can play with water in the […]

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Understanding Autism: Restaurant Meltdowns

Understanding Autism I sat in a popular restaurant chain and watched an 8 year old boy have a major meltdown at his table. His mother cringed as lunch time patrons stared. An irritated couple at a nearby booth got up and moved, but only after glaring at the mother. I’ll be honest, the child was disrupting my […]

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South San Francisco Fire Department Visits Speech Goals

SSF Fire Department Visits Speech Goals A big thank you to the SSF Fire Department who came by Speech Goals today!! The children and parents learned the signs for fire, truck, and firefighter. The firefighters also talked about the importance of working smoke detectors in the home, having an exit plan, and to make sure […]

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Planning Holiday Meals for a Picky Eater

Planning for Holidays Meals with a Picky Eater As an SLP focused on the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, there is one common denominator among all the families on my caseload: The stress in their homes at mealtimes is palpable. Now that Thanksgiving and other food-centered holidays are approaching, the anticipation of an entire day […]

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How to Sing with Toddlers

How to Sing with Toddlers ‘The Hanen Way’ The power of music is undeniable. Music can soothe and calm, it can distract children during stressful or difficult moments, and it can also be exciting and stimulating and make kids want to dance!  Toddlers (aged 1-3 years) enjoy music in a variety of ways, including moving […]

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Halloween Photo Shoot at Speech Goals

Speech Goals is hosting a Halloween photo shoot this evening for only a $10 donation per family. Proceeds will go to the Speech ABC, a non-profit organization which helps families who cannot afford therapy or evaluations. Come on by and have a good time. You must email to reserve a spot. Hurry as spots […]

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Speech Goals and Early Head Start Collaborate for the Kids

The Speech Goals Team collaborated last Friday with our friends over at Early Head Start. We had a wonderful time making veggie and fruit smoothie with the children. The kids had great time cutting and making their own smoothies. They also learned to Sign the names of the various fruits and vegetables. We look forward […]

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When is Treatment for Stuttering Completed

Both parents and speech therapists alike find themselves struggling to decide when treatment is complete for someone who stutters. Therapy for a child who has difficulty saying their “r”s has a distinct beginning and end (when a child meets criterion for 90 percent accuracy in conversation), however, stuttering is much more variable, by nature. In […]

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5 Ways Music Therapy Impacts a Special Needs Child

Music Therapy Music therapy is a powerful tool for helping children with special needs. “Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression […]

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