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The Language of Art

The Language of Art

Everyone has a flame inside of them. For some, it is easy to nurture that flame and let its light shine through. It isn’t easy for everyone though. Some of us have a storm inside. A storm that makes us question our worth. That doubt can obscure our light.

I founded Sammamish Children’s Therapy in hopes to create a place where children can feel secure, happy and confident as they grow and learn.

Each day, I see that we as a team, families and staff, have created such an environment as I watch children run into therapy to work on that which is most difficult for them as they bubble with excitement. Rey is a good glimpse into the attitude I have seen in every child at SCT.

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The Written Word – When Speaking Isn’t an Option (Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia)

The Written Word – When Speaking Isn’t an Option (Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia)

Rey is an eleven year old boy who works hard to communicate with others.  It hasn’t been easy for him.  In fact, he has struggled for many years to make his needs and wants known to his family, teachers, therapists and peers without being able to speak. Rey has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia.

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The Road to Reading and Literacy

The Road to Reading and Literacy

Many children hit a roadblock when they’re learning to read. The process of decoding writing language is complicated and can be confusing. There are several possible reasons that reading challenges could arise, such as dyslexia or delayed phonological awareness. Don’t worry though; there are steps one can take early on to address difficulty with reading and literacy.

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Motivation: The Heart of Matters

  • July 26, 2013 |
  • Lisa Hamblin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Motivation: The Heart of Matters

Every day at SCT, we work with children on tasks that challenge them and yet, they still run into therapy with a smile on their face anticipating what we will do next. How is this possible? How do our therapists capture their attention and drive their motivation?

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Why Isn’t My Child Talking?

  • June 28, 2013 |
  • Kerisha Crutcher, M.S., CCC-SLP |
  • Tags: Language Delay

Why Isn’t My Child Talking?

All children develop differently. Some kids talk early with first words around 10 months and some kids start talking a bit later with first words around 14 months. If your child is a late talker there are things you can do at home to help.

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