Home Exercises for Speech & Language Development

From an early age, parents have a huge impact on their children’s language and speech development. As speech therapists, we get asked all the time: “How do I get my child to talk?” or “What can I do at home to help facilitate talking?” To help parents, Westside has put together a “bag of […]

Hey Kids, It’s Time to Play!

The role of a child is to play! Learning and knowledge is grounded in physical interaction with the world. When a child moves, they learn balance, coordination, endurance, core strength, visual motor integration, and social skills. Having children engage in intrinsically motivating, child-directed, active, and freely chosen activities is critical for their development.

Why […]

Is Your Child Having Too Much Screen Time?

Recommended screen time allowance:

Children less than 18 months: Avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting

Children 18-24 months: If choosing to introduce screen media to children, do so with supervision and talk about what your child is seeing – this will help them learn about the world around them!

Children 2-5 years: 1 hour a […]

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