Executive Functioning and Speech-Language Therapy

Executive functioning is set of cognitive-based skills that help an individual plan, direct, and execute actions in their daily lives. Executive functioning skills require the ability to utilize working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control, planning, and interference control. While the exact parameters of executive functioning are still undergoing research and characterization, the core areas listed above can be agreed upon by many researchers (Diamond, 2012). In regard to our daily activities, executive functioning skills assist with the ability to manage time, sustain attention to a task, switch focus, organize, recall details, plan responses/actions in social situations, and multitask throughout the day.

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The Rhythm is Gonna Get You: Ways to Use Rhythm to Turn-Around Your Day

NOTE:  The ideas presented in this blog post are inspired by the Neurosequential Model developed by Dr. Bruce Perry.  If you want to learn more about the underlying neuroscience and theory, https://www.neurosequential.com/nme will connect you to resources related to implementing this model in the educational system.  

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Stepping Up For A Cause - Book bag Tag Collection

In the spirit of spreading kindness, The Stepping Up for a Cause team continues to proactively share inspiration to engage students, teachers, administrators, families, communities, and each other in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. We believe that spreading kindness is one of the most powerful tools we have, and every kindness project starts with doing. Using creative activities teaches kids to learn by doing and helps their ideas become real and tangible; and with repetition, it helps them to start forming new, kinder habits.

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Valentine’s Day Therapy Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I’m the speech therapist that always wants to go big for the holidays. Holidays are a great time to continue working on your students’ goals whether it’s learning seasonal vocabulary, direction following to make cute crafts, or reading themed stories to focus on grammar, comprehension, and retelling skills. Valentine’s Day is especially fun because it’s all about friendship, kindness, and love! Below you will find some therapy ideas that will work for your whole caseload.

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January 31, 2019

BOSTON, MA - The Stepping Stones Group (Stepping Stones), a leading national provider of therapy and behavioral health services to children in the K-12 educational setting, today announced its partnership with The Perfect Playground OT, PT, & SLP, PLLC (The Perfect Playground), a New York based therapy company.  Under the arrangement, The Stepping Stones Group will serve as a services organization and provide administrative support to The Perfect Playground in its provision of high-quality therapeutic services to children in New York public schools.  The companies will work together to expand The Perfect Playground’s market presence in New York.

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