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In this article, I offer five kid-friendly language-to-writing activities to add to your arsenal! I have found that when I present these activities in a spirit of adventure and fun and encourage students each step of the way, they are much more likely to engage willingly - even enthusiastically - in the learning process. And an engaged writer is a much more successful writer! So, I welcome you to experiment with one or more of these activities, adapting them to the child’s level and integrating



If the child shows one or more of these symptoms, a speech-language evaluation is warranted. The SLP can then take the lead, setting up a team as needed to assess for other possible co-existing disorders. Then, addressing all challenges, including specific language goals, the team can work together to improve quality of life for children like Janelle, Malika, Joey, and Elena.



Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic— the three “R”s have been around for centuries! But research has found that the ability to read is an underlying skill for the other two “R”s. So what underlies reading? Many skills. However, two additional “R”s, rhythm and rhyme, are at the forefront.



Simply put, the etiology of ADHD is complex and can involve multiple causes. To date, all of the major ones fall in the realm of neurology and genetics (biological causation) with no evidence that social factors alone can account for the condition. However, there is some evidence that a few social factors (chronic stress, global adversity) might interact with genetic liability to the disorder to exacerbate it.



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