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Late Talkers: A Variation of Normal Development? By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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“Late talkers” make up 15% of the toddler population. The language characteristics of the late talkers are not reflective of typical language development in the areas of word learning, phonology, morphology/syntax, and social skills. Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins discusses why early intervention is important to provide speech and language services to late talkers.

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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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Initial estimates of Covid-19 learning loss reveal that students may lose up to 70 percent of school-year gains in reading and 50 percent in math.

Emotional Learning by Annette Hernandez, Ph. D., Clinical Psychologist

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Emotional learning has become a hot topic these days in the field of child development. Psychology experts are researching the ways we develop an emotional vocabulary and how we express, recognize, and manage our emotions. Recent studies suggest that individuals exposed to emotional learning early in life, have happier and more successful lives in the future.
Young pre-verbal children are prone to tantrums or ?meltdowns?, in part due to the fact…

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