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  • 18/01/2021 - Ashleigh Moore. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Politics and Elections

    Check out this post for five useful tips you can use when talking to your kids about politics and elections. 

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  • 11/01/2021 - Jessica Szklut and Allison Minsky. We are part of the South Shore Therapies team and love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    How to Help Your Kids Set and Achieve Goals in 2021

    Setting goals is critical to happiness and success. Teaching kids to establish and work towards goals introduces them to responsibility, time-management, self-confidence, resilience and perseverance. Check out this post to learn more about steps for setting realistic goals for a productive 2021.

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  • 04/01/2021 - Jessica Szklut and Allison Minsky. We are part of the South Shore Therapies team and love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    How To Help Your Kids Develop A Gratitude Attitude

    As we enter a new year, it is so important that we learn from the lessons of the past and practice gratitude every day in order to build a better world for ourselves and our children. Check out this article to learn about the four parts of gratitude and tips for teaching your kids how to embrace the gratitude attitude.

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  • 04/01/2021 - Jessica Szklut and Allison Minsky. We are part of the South Shore Therapies team and love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    The Best Attitude Is Gratitude

    Did you know that there are many scientific benefits of practicing gratitude? Seriously, can actually change your life. Check out this article to learn more about the importance of developing and practicing the gratitude attitude.

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  • 28/12/2020 - Jessica Szklut. Hi, I am an occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies. I love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    How to 'Therapize' your Virtual Game Night (to set your children up for success)

    The year of 2020 has brought a lot of unpredictable change to what we considered “normal”. Forcing us to reevaluate and redefine how we interact with one other and stay connected to those important to us. Virtual game nights are a great way to bring some entertainment to your family and friends while staying safe and healthy during this crazy time. This article provides simple tips, tricks and how-to's for adapting your game nights in order to target a variety of developmental skills for your children in a fun and entertaining way.  

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  • 28/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    How to Host a Virtual Game Night (From Your Speech Therapist)

    With 2020 bringing many challenges to us all, it is important to connect and have some fun with our loved ones, near or far. Here are our top 10 games for hosting or participating in a virtual game night. 

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  • 21/12/2020 - Jessica Szklut. Hi, I am an occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies. I love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    2020 Gift List for Kids 6 and Under (from your Occupational Therapist)

    2020 has managed to be the longest and shortest year simultaleously - and even though we might not believe it, the holidays are right around the corner. Our OTs have come together to compile some of our favorite games for our little ones. Check it out here.

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  • 21/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    2020 Toy List for Kids 5 and Under (from your Speech Therapist)

    2020 has managed to be the longest and shortest year simultaleously - and even though we might not believe it, the holidays are right around the corner. Our Speech Therapist's have come together to compile some of our favorite games for our little ones. Check it out here.

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  • 13/12/2020 - Jessica Szklut. Hi, I am an occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies. I love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Tips and Tricks For Getting Dressed for School (with a tactile sensitive child)

    Getting dressed for the day is a daily activity that can also cause a lot of stress on both parents and the child. With weather changes, comes changes in clothing, which for our touch sensitive kids can be a big deal. In this article we share some tips to help ease the transtision from summer to school clothes for your kids. 

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  • 13/12/2020 - Kathleen Austin. Hi, I am an Occupational Therapy Supervisor at South Shore Therapies. I specialize in working/supporting children with sensory and/or behavioral challenges. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Meltdown Mania: How to Predict and Prepare for Your Child’s Next Meltdown

    As we navigate through a global pandemic and the multitude of changes that brings about, now more than ever our children are expected to adapt and “go-with-the flow”, but that isn't always the reality. As caregivers, it is our role to identify when and why these behaviors occur. Read more to learn about common triggers and how you can start to predict the when and why behind your child’s meltdowns.

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  • 13/12/2020 - Kathleen Austin. Hi, I am an Occupational Therapy Supervisor at South Shore Therapies. I specialize in working/supporting children with sensory and/or behavioral challenges. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Tips and Tricks to Help Manage Your Child’s Behavior and Avoid Meltdowns

    Now that we have learned some of the common triggers for behavior and donned our detective hats, it’s time to investigate some tips and tricks to help manage those behaviors. Check out this article for some helpful hints during those difficult moments. 

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  • 13/12/2020 - Jessica Szklut. Hi, I am an occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies. I specialize in pediatirc brain injury and stroke, but love working with all families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Embracing The Growth Mindset With Your Child

    A growth mindset is a view that ones abilities and talents are something that grows through practice. A mindset that embraces challenges, supports hard work, and encourages problem solving and learning through exploration (and occasionally failure). Providing an environment that views failures and mistakes as learning opportunities allows our kids to explore fearlessly, learn who they are and become the best version of themselves. This article provides a variety of ways you can promote the growth mindset with your children. 

     

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  • 13/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Nonverbal Communication While Wearing Face Coverings

    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many changes into our daily routines, one of them being the need to wear a mask to protect ourselves and others. With this new normal, you might be asking “how can my child read someone’s facial expressions if they can only see less than half of their peer’s face?”.  Let’s talk about some key areas to “zone in on” when identifying nonverbal communication while wearing a mask, as well as ways to teach nonverbal communication with a mask on.

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  • 13/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Conversation Skills During the Holiday Season

    Conversations are the foundation for building friendships and relationships and are the key to social success. Here are a few social communication strategies to teach your kids how to start and maintain their their holiday conversations. 

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  • 13/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    Nonverbal Communication Materials

    Teaching your child to read nonverbal cues (e.g., facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, eye contact) will allow them to better identify how someone feels, and therefore how to act. 

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  • 12/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    What are Phonological Processes?

    Many children's intelligibility is impacted by the use of phonological processes. These are simpliciations of difficult-to-produce adult sounds. 

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  • 12/12/2020 - Jessica Szklut. Hi, I am an occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies. I love working with families to help kids reach their optimal potential. Our mission with SST's social media platform is is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

    An activity of daily living – also known as an ADL – is a primary occupation an individual needs to perform every day. Both kids and adults need to engage in ADLs in order to function within their environment. Read more here. 

     

     

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  • 12/12/2020 - Allison Minsky. Hi, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Therapies. I am passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each of my clients. Our mission with SST's social media platform is to empower, educate and inspire families to take on life’s challenges while promoting an optimistic outlook and a brighter future. If you want to read more about us, visit www.southshoretherapies.com 0 Comments
    What is Pragmatics?

    Pragmatic language, or the rules we follow when we communicate in social sitautions, is broken down into three major skills: using language for different reasons, changing language for the listener or situation, and following rules for conversation and storytelling. Pragmatic language is necessary to have effective and meaningful communication with others.

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