Speech Matters – Speech & Language Pathology
April 2020 NEWSLETTER
I have decided to start up my newsletters again as a way to share information and provide support. I hope that you find them useful!
I hope that you are all well and coping with the current changes to our daily lives! Many of you may now be working from home and home schooling your children. This can be a challenge! Below is some information that you may find helpful!
Also, I plan to next send through links for useful websites to assist with home education. If you have any suggestions that you would like to share, please email them to me!
Also, it can be easy to over-use technology as a form of entertainment and also as a learning tool. Be careful about how much time you and your children spend using technology. A while ago, I attended a seminar on technology and the way it affects learning and behavior. Today’s technology is affecting us all on many levels. Technology is here to stay but we need to recognize how it can affect our lives and we need to self-regulate and control our use of it. When I talk about technology I am referring to phones, ipads, tablets, computers, tv …. any gadgets with screens.
Here are a few things to consider:
Technology is here to stay so we need to work with it rather than ‘ban’ it.
Try using a start chart to help your child reach a goal or earn a reward. I have been using a simple smiley face chart with my 2 year old and 4 year old. They have to earn tv time. I explain what behavior I am looking for ie. “Let mummy have a few minutes to do some work in peace!!!”. It is working well!!
Get your child involved in helping you with household chores. Again, make them earn their rewards. Think of some simple rewards ie. Tv time, choose a favourite dinner or dessert, play with a toy that you keep hidden away as a reward…. Whatever motives them but make them earn it!
Hope this helps!! Please stay safe and I wish you all a lovely Easter!
Please feel welcome to email me any time. I would love to just hear how you are doing.