As a service to the community, The Luma Center for Development and Learning is offering a professional development workshop for preschool teachers and early childhood educators free of charge.
“Social skills” means many things to many people. Using manners and treating other people well is often referred to as “good social skills.” Others refer to social skills as how friendly someone is or how well he or she get along with others.
Nearly 500 people came out to our campus on Sept. 9 to participate in the 2012 Philadelphia Area Walk for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Family Fun Day.
Learn about apraxia and available resources at The Luma Center and join us for the Philadelphia Area Walk for Apraxia on September 9.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is complex and without the right therapy, progress can be difficult. This was just one of the key learnings from “Apraxia 101″ – a free workshop for local parents led by Sharon Gretz, the Founder and Executive Director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and Apraxia-KIDS at VFES’ Education Center.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate our community of families. From the fantastic musical performances by our students to a tasty BBQ to the sensory-friendly games for kids, a fun day was had by all!
Happy Mother’s Day, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and more from The Luma Center!
The Luma Center celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month with tips for parents.
The early years set the groundwork for literary success. What are signs of developmental delays in speech and language?
A child may have age- appropriate receptive language skills, but still have delays in expressive language. How can you tell? Well, one way is to test receptive language skills by asking the child yes/no questions that don’t require much speech to answer (“Did you hang your coat up?” “Are your grandparents visiting?”). Another way is to put a variety of common objects on a table to see if the child can bring you the specific one when you ask for it.