Milestones offers a strong foundation to help children start their educational journey
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Milestones offers a strong foundation to help children start their educational journey

Milestones Center offers comprehensive, high quality and evidence-based educational and therapeutic services for children diagnosed with autism and other developmental difficulties. Milestones’ multidisciplinary team comprises of highly qualified and experienced professionals who provide exceptional care through an individualised and result-oriented approach in a safe and supportive environment.

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5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer
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5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer

With the end of the school year here, parents, caregivers and educators may find themselves reflecting on another turbulent year in education. For researchers of children’s literacy, year-end reflections may prompt discussions of the “summer slide” — children’s loss of knowledge over summer break, particularly in literacy and numeracy — and what can be done to mitigate this learning loss.

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RI HOUSE PASSES BILL TO END BAN ON SPEECH THERAPY FOR CHILDREN OVER 9 YEARS-OLD
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RI HOUSE PASSES BILL TO END BAN ON SPEECH THERAPY FOR CHILDREN OVER 9 YEARS-OLD

The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) that would include speech pathology under the umbrella of special education. The bill (2022-H 7273) would provide that for purposes of providing special education services to students with disabilities, “special education” would include speech-language pathology services for students, and the provision of speech-language pathology services would not cease or be terminated solely because the child has attained 9 years of age or greater.

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NYC kids’ speech therapy facility grows out of increased need amid pandemic
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NYC kids’ speech therapy facility grows out of increased need amid pandemic

Jenna Baratta, 38, said she saw firsthand how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “left so many children displaced.” “Parents were nervous and worried for their children. I instantly felt the need to step in,” said Baratta, an Annadale resident who holds a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, with a concentration in special education, from St. John’s University.

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Parents, educators say some children with speech issues may have been hurt by masks
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Parents, educators say some children with speech issues may have been hurt by masks

Sabrina Chacon was relieved that her son Matthew, a Ho-Ho-Kus School District third grader, would receive speech therapy in person, after months of virtual sessions during the pandemic. Matthew had interacted with his therapist using a computer as he worked to articulate words and letter sounds on screen in fall 2020, before vaccinations were available.

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