Parents whose kids are in speech therapy understand that it is not an overnight “take a pill” fix. It takes commitment, effort and endurance. We love this analogy from Rhiannan Walton, a speech and language therapist based in London. Think of your favorite hike here in Hawaii – whether it is the Aiea Loop Trail with the kids, or going to see the gorgeous views on the pillbox hike in Kailua or challenging yourself to go up all 1,048 steps of Koko Head. Now, as you read the article below, think through the steps of your child’s journey in the same way – yes, challenging on your way up, but with those glimpses along the way of the breathtaking view at the end.
Our students & parents hear us frequently talk about the importance of social thinking, social groups, and social skills. This article from the Social Thinking blog is a great explanation of why we see this as critical to the growth of our students. Speech therapy is not just about our students talking, it is about seeing them have rich, full lives in every respect.