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Talking to Children about Gratitude

Talking to Children about Gratitude

With Thanksgiving approaching, it's a great time to start talking to our children about gratitude and what it means to be thankful. These are complicated concepts that can be difficult for children to grasp. Here are some ways to introduce gratitude to children. Model...

Pretend Play – Where to Start

Pretend Play – Where to Start

As the holidays approach, parents are wondering what toys to get their children. I want to encourage you to think about adding some pretend play toys to your child's holiday wishlist this year!Pretend play is a fantastic way to encourage speech and language...

Does my child need private speech therapy?

Does my child need private speech therapy?

As a parent, it can be difficult to know if your child needs speech therapy. There is such a wide range of "normal" speech and language development. Here are a few people who may refer you and your child to a speech therapist: Pediatrician/Dentist Teacher or other...

Summer Speech and Language Tips

Summer Speech and Language Tips

Summer provides lots of opportunities to encourage speech and language development for children of all ages! This summer is a little different. We've all been stuck at home. Both parents and kids might be getting a little stir crazy. These are some easy things you can...

Protect Your Hearing

Protect Your Hearing

This year, 4th of July celebrations may look a little different. We won't have crowds of spectators enjoying fireworks together, but many areas are continuing to have fireworks celebrations that can be enjoyed from a distance. This is a great time to talk about...

Teletherapy Basics

Teletherapy Basics

Telepractice/teletherapy has been utilized by SLPs for years. We joke that due to COVID-19, all SLPs have become teletherapists now. This is actually an amazing thing! There are so many benefits to teletherapy. Let's go through the who, what, when, where and why of...

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

Hi! My name is Arielle Gates and I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist. I want to tell you a little bit more about my background, experience, and approach to therapy.Growing up, I was a very anxious and shy child. I mean really shy. Around friends and family, I...