Category Archives: about kids


Play and its Relationship to Language


Play and its Relationship to Language By Karen A Francioso-Howe, MS CCC Play, play, play It is such an important part of a child’s preschool development.  It is how a child learns to problem-solve, interact, turn-take and socialize with peers.  But, did you know that play is also an important prerequisite for language development? People […]

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Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful?


Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful? By: Amy Gemmiti, LCSW In many households, a common bedtime routine looks like this:  after dinner, your child watches a TV show or plays a few games on a laptop or tablet to help “wind down” from a busy day.  As the child goes to bed, he […]

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Is My Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed?


Is my Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed? By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC As a speech-language pathologist, I receive many calls and questions from parents concerning their child. During the initial interview, almost every parent asks, “Are my child’s speech and language delayed?” or, “Why is my child’s speech delayed?” These questions are difficult […]

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