Echolalia is the rote repetition of the speech of others. Verbal imitation, as it is referred to in young, typically developing children is considered normal up until about the age of 36 months. If it persists beyond this time, it is generally classified as echolalic speech which is often a communicative feature of Autism Spectrum […]

Emotional Literacy

Emotional Literacy Learning about emotions is a process that starts at a very young age. Babies as young as 3 months will begin to notice different facial expressions and react to them. Drawing children’s attention to emotions from a young age can help them match facial expressions with feelings they experience and attach a label […]

Play Skills

Play Skills Play is a vital part of early childhood development and is essential for learning and developing an array of skills. Through play, children develop language skills, learn how to interact with others, build social communication skills and establish friendships. Pretend play is important for developing a child’s problem-solving skills, imagination, and ability to […]