In honor of BSHM, here are some fun facts!
American Speech Language Hearing Association (2015). Almost 8 Percent of U.S. Children Have a Communication or Swallowing Disorder. ASHA Leader 20(8). https://doi.org/10.1044/leader.NIB1.20082015.10
American Speech Language Hearing Association (2020). School Services Interrupted https://www.asha.org/uploadedImages/BHSM2020-School-Services-COVID1.jpg
Dyslexia Facts (2015). Dyslexia Fun Facts. Dyslexia.com.au
Ease the pressure to “make every moment count:”
Pick 1 special time to be fully present (e.g., reading before bed, bath time, share a meal or snack together.)
Turn off electronics during playtime
Too many sounds at once can be overwhelming! Try shutting down noisy toys/electronics.
Find a time to be messy!
Take (keep? 🙂 the mess outdoors (e.g., chalk, shaving cream, dirt, sand). Using words like “messy zone” and “clean zone” can help with ending activities and cleaning up.
Grow – Action
Talk about how plants, animals, and people grow!
Look at old photos and talk about what is the same/different
Plant – Action, Noun
Watch videos or plant your own seeds!
Name/find different plants outside
Describe and compare (colors, shape, size, smell)