Fun Around the House

Fun Around the House

Unsure of what to do with those empty shoe boxes or empty plastic milk jugs? What about the pressure of having the need to go and buy the latest and greatest toy? Have no fear! With the help of our Speech Pathologists, not only have we identified everyday objects found around the house but ways you can incorporate learning and language that will engage your child and hopefully, forget the need to buy the hot new toy at the store

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

With 11% of children ages 3–6 having a speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorder, communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in children nationwide. During May, which is Better Hearing & Speech Month, Inver Grove Heights-based speech-language pathologist Rachel Kuenzli urges families to learn the early signs of these disorders and seek an assessment if they have concerns

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Sensory Santa Success

Each year, we offer a sensory friendly Santa experience that allows families the time and resources to get a picture full of smiles with Santa. Not only is Santa in a separate room so that the atmosphere is calm and inviting, but TOPS therapists are also on hand to help with children on all abilities. We offer time to get to comfortable with Santa, different seating options, as well as a pre-programmed device (iPad) to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. It’s perfect if a child is nervous or doesn’t talk very much. As you can see in the pictures, this year was another success!