Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month 2022 In honor of April being Autism acceptance month, we have created a guide to sensory-friendly family fun in Nashville and surrounding cities. Check it out! Sensory Friendly Guide SafeSplash Swim School – Nashville & Franklin They provide private swimming lessons to kids with various needs, including Autism and sensory sensitivities. They […]

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Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words: whole class strategies Have you ever seen a cat wearing a hat? Have you ever seen a bear on a chair? Have you ever seen a sheep in a Jeep? Understanding rhyming words is an important early literacy skill, and also one of the most fun! According to ResourcesforEarlyLearning.org, “recognizing rhyming words […]

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Behavior-Specific Praise

Behavior-Specific Praise

Going Past “Good Job” Praise is a simple, yet powerful tool. Behavior-Specific Praise is a form of reinforcement describing desired Behavior that is Specific to the child, through a positive Praise statement. So what is BSP? It is a positive praise statement describing a specific behavior. It’s a way to provide positive attention to appropriate […]

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Spring Counting Songs

Spring Counting Songs

Spring Counting Songs Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with songs about animals that we see in the spring? One of our music therapist’s favorite ways to work on basic math concepts is through counting songs! Many well-known children’s songs, such as “5 Green and Speckled Frogs,” incorporate numbers. When paired […]

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Positive Self Talk

Positive Self Talk

I Can’t Do It! “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to […]

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March Articulation Calendar

March Articulation Calendar

Articulation Calendar to Target Speech Sounds at Home Spring is fast approaching, and your kids have been working hard on their speech sounds in therapy! We have created a March articulation calendar that you can use at home with your kid to help maintain and carry over learned articulation skills in speech therapy. The calendar […]

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Sight Words + Music

Sight Words + Music

Sight Words Song Scavenger Hunt Go! Me! Help! We! See! What do all of these words have in common? They can all be found on the Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words list, which is commonly taught as part of beginner reading curriculums. Sight words are common words that pop up frequently when reading. Recognizing these words […]

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