Favorite Toy to use in Therapy? Books! Literacy – even under 3yr olds can be exposed to books. Remember to make it fun & repetitive. A personal favorite book is Yummy Yucky. Check back for a youtube reading soon! Words of Wisdom? Imitation – copy your child’s speech & babble (per-conversation skill.) When asking questions, always provide correct answers when child doesn’t respond or answers incorrectly.
Between balancing motherhood, her work as a Speech Language Pathologist here at Imua and a volunteer leader for a monthly Down Syndrome group, it’s always nice to catch up with Beth Jone MS, CCC-SLP. Here are her practical and no-cost #WisdomWednesday tips! Favorite toy/tool to use in therapy? I always try to use a book or two in every session. I think it is very important for parents to read with their children beginning at a very young age. If they are too little to sit through the story, just look at the pictures, ask them to point to pictures…
Lillian Pimentel, AS, SLPA aka “Aunty Lilly” We sat down with 8 year Imua Veteran and Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Aunty Lilly recently to chat “Wisdom Wednesday.” Aunty Lilly explained the importance of quality time and the fine line between too much screen time and her recommended 30 minute time limit (ipod, ipad, tablet etc.) Favorite toy to use in therapy? I use a five piece animal shape sorter in almost every session. It’s a versatile toy that can teach a child about colors, shapes, problem solving, language, reciprocal play and more. I’ve used it with each age group I…
Our resident American Sign Language (ASL) guru Ashley Jung, MS, CCC-SLP kicks off the New Year with American Sign Language Power Words. Access these ASL tutorials via our mobile app as well for use on the go!
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If you are like me then Christmas shopping may be done all the way up until midnight on Christmas Eve! We collected a list of fun yet developmentally beneficial toys for the precious keiki in your life. Remember when you purchase through our Amazon link (under the donate link at www.imuafamilyservices.org) a portion of proceeds goes to Imua!! Happy Holidays!! Fish Colors Mix N Match Peg Puzzle (Melissan and Doug) Melissa & Dog Magnetic Hide and Seek Board Pretend food Letter Blocks Bubbles Pretend microphones Pet Hospital with Keys Peek-a-Moo Pop-up toys Ball pit & balls
Just in time for the holidays, our very own Ashley Jung, MS, CCC-SLP teaches us sign for different family memebers! Let us know how your doing in the comment section below!! Happy Holidays!!
We hope you have been perfecting your American Sign Language numbers 1 through 10. Continue your ASL number education with Ashley as she counts from 11 through 20. If you missed 1 through 10, freshen up here!