TLC 5 year anniversary

TLC celebrates its 5 year anniversary! This year has brought the addition of two wonderful therapists, Carol Ann Cote’, and Missy Barra.  Thank you to all the members of the TLC’s family that support us.

TLC celebrated its 4 year anniversary in August!

TLC celebrated its 4 year anniversary in August!

The fall is an exciting time for us as we are working with local organizations to host various information sessions for parents and professionals. If you are interested or have a topic you wish to discuss, please contact us.

February 2017 Newsletter

January, 2017 was an exciting time for Therapy for Language and Communication!  In January we reflected on 2016, a time when we welcomed new patients, and were proud to graduate others! TLC also celebrated its 4th year anniversary! We welcomed two new wonderful Speech-Language Pathologists, Lisa Phung and Sarah Obremski.  In the fall of 2016, and in January, 2017, we continued our quest for early identification and intervention by again offering free screenings to local preschools.  TLC was recognized with the 2016 Best of Wallingford award for Speech-Language Pathology.  We again participated in the Autism Spectrum Resource Fair at the Oakdale Theatre to provide education and resources for our local community.

We look forward to and exciting year to come!

TLC celebrated its 3 year anniversary in August!

TLC celebrated its 3 year anniversary in August!

The fall is an exciting time for us as we are working with local organizations to host various information sessions for parents and professionals. If you are interested or have a topic you wish to discuss, please contact us.

Summer Social Skills Group

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April Newletter

March has been an exciting month for TLC with many changes.  Therapy for Language and Communication is exciting to announce it will be moving locations!  We will move to 300 Church Street (approximately .25 miles from its current location).  TLC Speech CT will move locations on May 1, 2015!  Check back for Grand Re-opening date soon… March has also been a time of stress for many families preparing for their child’s PPT.  Many parents are looking for support therefore sites are listed below which may help: Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center offers support to ensure the most comprehensive PPT and IEP.  – http://www.cpacinc.org/ Autism Spectrum Resource Center offers parent workshops for advocacy and PPT preparation. http://www.autismconnecticut.org/

This month TLC celebrated Dr. Suess’ birthday with literacy based activities.

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February, 2015. This month TLC celebrated Dr. Suess’ birthday with literacy based activities. Reading to and with our children is so beneficial for their growth and development.  Below is a list found at http://www.best-books-for-kids.com/benefits-of-reading.html about the benefits of reading:

1.    Kids who read often get better at it.  This is pretty much common sense, after all, practice makes perfect.

2.    Reading exercises our brains. Reading is a much more complex task for the brain than say, watching TV is.  Reading strengthens brain connections and actually builds new connections.

3.    Reading improves concentration. Children have to focus on a story, and if they read or our read to regularly, they develop the ability to do this for longer periods.

4.    Reading teaches children about the world around them. Through reading, children learn about people, places, and events outside their own experience.  They are also exposed to ways of life, ideas and beliefs about the world which may be different from those which surround them.

5.    Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and leads to more highly-developed language skills.  This is because children learn new word as they read, but also because they unconsciously absorb information as they read about things like how to structure sentences and how to use words an language effectively.

6.    Reading develops a child’s imagination. This is because when we read or our read to, our brains translate the descriptions we read of people, places, and things into pictures.

7.    Reading helps kids develop empathy. When we are engaged in a story, we’re also imagining how the characters are feeling. We use our own experience to imagine how we would feel in the same situation.

8.    Children who read do better at school.

9.    Reading is a great form of entertainment.

10.   Reading relaxes the body and calms the mind.  When we read in silence the black and white print on a page is much less stressful for our eyes and brains.

Some of our patients’ favorites are: The Magic Tree House series, the Who Was? series, Fish Had A Wish, Brown Bear, and Good Night Moon.  Happy reading!

 

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