One of the things we do with Lily is to select simple books that have the same words repeated throughout the book. As I've posted about before, I first make flashcards from all the words in the book. I put the word on both sides of the card, using a different font on each side. Not only does this make it easier to flash the cards, but it also helps her recognize the same word can look slightly … [Read more...]
Even before we started Lily on a neurodevelopmental (ND) program through ICAN, I was using flash cards with her. This is one area that I think is confusing for parents new to an ND program. There are a few different types of flash card activities, such as receptive picture cards, language cards, and word cards, with various interpretations and even different names for these card activities.
- Picture cards - you are just … [Read more...]
I recently read an awesome blog post on the very important topic auditory processing or sequential processing. This is something we have been working on since we began our neurodevelopmental approach to therapy. The organization that we work with is ICAN, and we love our therapist! Auditory processing is quite possibly the single most important skill that we work on. As such, it is on our program multiple times per day. The goal is high … [Read more...]
Lately I've gotten a lot of comments and questions about Lily's speech and communication, and what we have done over the years to help her. While she isn't keeping up with her typical peers in speech and language, we have seen great progress lately. I think it's a combination of everything we've done over the years, beginning from when she was just an infant. I believe it's all connected, and you can't necessarily talk about speech without talking about diet and supplements or the gross motor … [Read more...]