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For Family Members of Children with Language Delays: It Takes Two to Talk?

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It Takes Two to Talk? is a family-focused program that gives parents or other caregivers of children with language delays in the 2 to 7 year range, practical tools to help their child communicate. The program?s philosophy is that because parents and other family members are the most important people in the child?s life, they are the best people to help their child learn to communicate.

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MINDFUL PARENTING, Part 2: “In One Ear and Out the Other” Parenting the Adolescent by Fara Jones, M.A., LCSW, Psychotherapist

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?I used to know what to do to make her feel better?now everything I say or do is wrong. It?s like I?m the enemy.?
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?It?s as if I don?t even know him anymore?like he?s a stranger to me?.?
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These are just a few of the comments I have heard from parents of the most wonderful, complex, dynamic (and utterly maddening) patients I have the pleasure of working with: Teenagers.

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Supporting Your Child?s Sensory Development At Home by Lynn-Marie Herlihy, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

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As a new parent to an 9-month old boy, I busy myself reading child development books and checking online resources, to assure myself that he is meeting his developmental milestones each month. While we are playing and having fun, I am assessing his emerging gross and fine motor skills, listening to his burgeoning language, and marveling at his cognitive gains.

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Environmental Art Therapy by Jean Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

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A child sits up in his hospital bed for the first time in days. He looks out the window and draws the bluish-gray sky, the buildings, and some white clouds. Then, he lightly draws a figure coming out of the clouds. ?Superman!? he exclaims as he holds up his piece and flexes his arm in identification with his image. Ecopsychology is based upon the belief that a culturally induced, unconscious, mental separation of people from the health sustaining, nonverbal wisdom of the natural world within and around ourselves

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