Some kids are just shy. However, there are some on the extreme end of shyness, such that it impacts their quality of life. For these kids, talking to others is not just hard, it can also be anxiety-inducing.
When I chose to study speech pathology, I didn’t really know what it was. I was returning from an extended trip overseas and intended to go back to school. I’d had lots of fun and had met many interesting people, but now I needed a career. I had worked with children in many capacities, and […]
When things are organized, you can find what you need quickly and know where they belong. The same is true for linguistic organization. When the ability to group items and name common characteristics is impaired, it affects our basis for structuring & understanding the world. Children are continually learning the meanings of new vocabulary words and organizing […]
When we sequence, we put events, ideas, and objects in a logical order. We do it all daylong—we divide our time into what we need to do first, second, and last; and we understand events in our lives by understanding the order in which they occur. For some children, sequencing can be a hard concept […]
As the first of what I hope will be many blog posts to come, I’ll take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ruth and I am a Speech Therapist. I started working at Connect The Dots in April 2014 and am thrilled to have found such a fabulous home. Before this, my career stretches […]