Archives forJune 2015 - Speech Solutions Hawaii

25
Jun
2015
Should School Begin at a Later Age?

Should School Begin at a Later Age?

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on June 25, 2015 in Education with No Comments

by Yovana Miramontes-Risk It has become a big controversy that children start school too early in their lives. According to a study done by researcher David Whitebread at Cambridge University, it is very important to give children more time to develop before they begin attending school. Also, a huge influence comes from children attending play-based […]

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18
Jun
2015
5 Strategies to Create a Communicative Listening Environment for Your Child/Student

5 Strategies to Create a Communicative Listening Environment for Your Child/Student

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on June 18, 2015 in Education Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Erika Ordonez Listening is a valuable communication skill worth teaching to our children/students. It teaches them to multi-task and allows them to tune-in/out on what they want to hear. They tend to disregard adults, especially during disciplinary conversations (I’m sure we can recall from our own childhood). For example, we tell them to clean […]

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11
Jun
2015
How to Calm the Chaos of Summer

How to Calm the Chaos of Summer

By Debra Hartley on June 11, 2015 in Education Inspiration with No Comments

by Debra Hartley It’s here…summer. Kids are ecstatic, parents are panicked. How do you keep them occupied without either going broke or breaking down? And what on earth do you do when you’ve run out of ideas for activities? First, if you missed the last blog about the importance of playtime by Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy, […]

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5
Jun
2015
Playtime! But why? I’m so exhausted!!!!

Playtime! But why? I’m so exhausted!!!!

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on June 5, 2015 in Education Inspiration with No Comments

by Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP, COM We all have fond childhood memories of playing. Playing through the recent years however has changed. For example, have you been to a child’s birthday party recently? Where once upon a yester-year we had “pin-tail-on-donkey”, “bobbing for apples”, and piñata wars; they’ve been replaced by kids comparing apps […]

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