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How Do I Know If My Child Should Join a Peer Socialization Group?

Peer socialization groups are an excellent resource for children who need help developing new friendships, communicating with others, and understanding the world around them.  All children benefit from positive peer socialization. A structured environment such as a peer socialization group can help your child achieve maximum success when it comes to discovering their social world.  If […]

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Patient Spotlight: Kevin

Kevin, a 17 year-old high school student, participates in Speech and Occupational Therapy at The Sensory Studio.  He has come so far and is now proudly excelling across many areas.  In speech therapy, Kevin is working on phonological awareness skills to improve literacy, as well as receptive and expressive language skills.  In occupational therapy, Kevin’s […]

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How Do I Know If My Child Needs Occupational Therapy?

When it comes to making the most out of everyday experiences, occupational therapists can help!  If you can answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, your child may benefit from occupational therapy. 1) Does Your Child have Difficulty with Motor Skills? Children use fine motor skills (holding a pencil, cutting paper, or lacing up shoes) and […]

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How Do I Know If My Child Needs Speech Therapy?

Some children master speech and language milestones quickly, while others take more time. Occasionally, a child may struggle with communication more than their peers.  If your child is exhibiting the following signs, they may benefit from speech therapy. 1) Limited (Or No) Speech As a parent, you may feel like your child is not using […]

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Peer Socialization 101

Pragmatic Language Skills are critical for understanding the intricacies of engaging in conversation, organizing ideas, utilizing receptive and expressive filters and forming friendships.  Here is a look at what peer socialization is, why it is essential, and what you can do at home to maximize your child’s potential. What is Peer Socialization? Peer socialization is […]

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What is Occupational Therapy for a Child?

Children working to meet developmental goals will often do so with the help of an occupational therapist (OT). However, despite the critical role of occupational therapy in helping a child reach his/her potential, many parents do not understand precisely what it is that an occupational therapist does. Here is a brief look at how this […]

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5 Speech Therapy Tips for Use At Home

Learning language takes time and practice. While visits with a speech therapist can help a child who is struggling, there are a lot of speech therapy tips that you can practice in the home every day to build language skills. Here is a look at a few simple strategies you can use to boost your […]

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Welcome to A Tour of Our North Shore Facility at The Sensory Studio Ethan K, Media Technician at The Sensory Studio, is a 16 year old sophomore at Tottenville High School. His interests include information technology, computer programming & coding, photography, blogging, web design & playing piano. Ethan began his work at The Sensory Studio […]