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Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good
Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them?
Odds are, most of us would say yes. We believe honesty is a moral imperative, and we try to instill this belief in our children. Classic morality tales like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Pinocchio” speak to the dangers of dishonesty, and children who lie a lot, or who start lying at a young age, are often seen as developmentally abnormal, primed for trouble later in life.
Know the Signs of Speech and Language Disorders
Signs of common speech and language disorders in adults and children between birth to 4 years of age, an important stage in early detection of communication disorders.
What Is Executive Function Disorder?
What is executive functioning? Executive function skills enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and manage multiple tasks. Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD struggle with executive function challenges that impair goal-directed behavior. Here’s how to identify EFD, and get it under control.
11 Steps Toward Daily Mindfulness
Zindel Segal offers 11 ways to slow down and increase focus throughout the day so you don't get tripped up by the same old mental ruts.
Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism
How do you write about the happy life you hope for your child to have when you have a hard time picturing it yourself?
For 18 years, I’ve dreaded the yearly ritual of writing a “vision statement” for an Individualized Education Plan, or I.E.P., for our son, Ethan. He has autism and, as any parent of a child with significant special needs knows, the yearly team meeting to develop the I.E.P. can be emotional and fraught. For us it has felt, at times, like an annual adjustment of expectations downward.
Learning Two Languages
Anyone can learn a new language. Some people find it easier than others, but all of us can do it. Learn more about becoming bilingual.
How Speech Therapy helps children with language delays
2018 ADHD Camp Guide
ADDitude‘s annual guide to camps for children with attention deficit disorder and learning differences. The list below showcases ADHD- and LD-friendly programs across the U.S. and in Canada.
Calm Down Kit Ideas
To make the perfect calm down kit, encourage your child to assist you to pick the items which they find helpful. Every child will have different needs and therefore will prefer different toys in the personal calm down kit. Here are some simple ideas of toys which may assist your child to calm down.
Speech and Language Therapy Tips
Communication Milestones from 12 months to 5 years old, please see the link below.
Speech and Language Therapy Tips
Top ten Speech and Language Therapy activities to do with your toddlers, please see the link below.
Screen Time Advice
At a Glance: Helping Kids With ADHD Manage Screen Time
Many kids have trouble managing screen time and knowing when it’s time to unplug. But ADHD can make it even harder for kids to make good decisions about technology. Learn about common trouble spots and ways you can help.
Sensory Processing Swings
If you have considered buying a swing for your own home or are interested in what swing is most suitable for your child, here is a wonderful piece by parentingchaos.com which explains the various swings available and how they can help your child. Be sure to read about the safety equipment required to ensure the swing can take not only your child's weight but also yours.
What is the fuss around ASD, ADHD and dyslexia?
Click the link below to give you a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.
Books We Recommend
Here are some examples of books the Sprout in Motion team handpicked for you to read: