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Prosodic Patterns In Children’s Multisyllabic Word Productions

This paper reviews results from a series of studies that examined the influence of metrical and segmental effects on English-speaking children’s multisyllabic word productions. Three different appr...


Nurturing Care For Early Childhood Development

Your loving care as a parent is what a child needs to be healthy, wellnourished and safe. • Communicate early and often, starting even before your baby is born. It will help you build a warm and ...


Scope of Practice Q&A: Gait Assessment For Falls Risk

Is gait assessment/training and the use of these tools within the occupational therapy scope of practice?


School-Aged Children's Phonological Accuracy In Multisyllabic Words On a Whole-Word Metric

Phonological accuracy in MSW production was differentiated for elementary school–aged children with TD and PPD, using a whole-word metric. To assist with the identification of children with ongoing...


Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines For Early Childhood: Birth–5 Years

Cognitive delays: home-, community-, and preschool-based interventions. To address cognitive development in premature infants, use of NIDCAP, home-based EI, touch-based interventions, and reading ...


The Contribution of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours to the Growth and Development of Children and Adolescents

Positive effects that physical activity has on a child's health. This articles shows the positive development and growth across the lifespan for children.


Articulation Vs. Phonology; Van Riper Vs. Hodson?; What’s a Busy Therapist To Do?

Sure, you’ve heard it all in graduate school, but what IS the difference between an articulation disorder and a phonology disorder? I know you knew it "once upon a time," but what do you do when yo...


What Are Basic Concepts?

Basic concepts are the foundation of a child’s education. They are words that a child needs to understand in order to perform everyday tasks like following directions, participating in classroom ro...


Interventions Within the Scope of Occupational Therapy to Improve Children’s Academic Participation: A Systematic Review

Effectiveness of interventions to improve academic participation of children and youth ages 5–21 yr. Interventions that use choice, creative engagement, collaboration with parents, and support by c...


The Complexity Approach to Phonological Treatment: How to Select Treatment Targets

There are a number of evidence-based treatments for preschool children with phonological disorders (Baker & McLeod, 2011). However, a recent survey by Brumbaugh and Smit (2013) suggests that speech...


Reading Longer Words: Insights Into Multisyllabic Word Reading

Students with persistent reading difficulties are often especially challenged by multisyllabic words; they tend to have neither a systematic approach for reading these words nor the confidence to p...


Better Together

It is more productive to focus on addressing the effects of auditory weaknesses on school and home life than to expend energy debating whether poor performance on auditory skills tests reflects an ...


Effects of Parents' Mealtime Conversation Techniques For Preschool Children With Hearing Loss Who Use Listening and Spoken Language

Parents of preschoolers with hearing loss may benefit from specific coaching to elicit language and introduce new vocabulary during home routines. These techniques may help develop their children's...


The Impact of An Occupational Therapy–Based Handwriting Program For a Preschool Student

Population: Pre K Results: Improvements in letter formation and posture. Learning the structure of each letter and how to increase fine motor abilities. Implication: A structured, occupational t...


Ed McNeely

All exercise has been shown to contain many benefits for children. This article discusses the effects that strength and resistance training can have on kids.


Steps For Implementation: Positive Reinforcement

Reinforcement is an evidence-based practice used to increase appropriate behavior and teach new skills (e.g., replacement behavior in place of an interfering behavior). This document outlines the s...


The Link Between Language and Spelling: What Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers Need to Know

SLPs have expertise in the key speech and language domains such as phonology, morphology, and semantics and are therefore well placed to play an important role in supporting learners in making link...


What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders?

In this article, executive functions and self regulation are defined and the reciprocal influence of these factors on the performance of students with language-learning disorders (LLD) is explored....


Children's Consonant Acquisition In 27 Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Review

The aim of this study was to provide a cross-linguistic review of acquisition of consonant phonemes to inform speech-language pathologists' expectations of children's developmental capacity by (a) ...


Bilingual (English/Spanish) Language Milestones From Bilinguistics

PDF of language milestones for bilingual (English/Spanish) children


Inclusion of Children With Disabilities

Promoting Inclusion - universal promotion of physical and mental health and wellbeing, targeted prevention, and intensive individualized services. References sources in "Check This Out!" box on uni...


Leveling Up Regulatory Support Through Community Collaboration

While behavioral intervention methodologies and societal expectations for masking remain prevalent, in recent years, there has been a greater emphasis placed on understanding the underlying factors...


Handwriting: A Matter of Affairs

Mangen and Velay (2010) state that in handwriting, visual attention strongly focuses on the movement of the hand, while in typing, the visual attention scatters between hitting the keyboard and w...


Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach

Although speech-language pathologists may understand the importance of vocabulary for oral language, listening, and reading comprehension and the need for vocabulary instruction, they may not have ...


Interventions For Caregivers of People With Parkinson’s Disease: Systematic Review of Related Literature From January 2011–December 2018

Evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease within the scope of occupational therapy practice that facilitates maintaining participation in the...


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