As Northern VA and the District entered Phase 1 of re-opening, we have been discussing what that means for our office. We have the unique combination of being (literally) a small business, but as a speech therapy business, also one that relies on communication and facial expressions. Our therapy techniques rely on seeing each other’s…

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June 1st is a day dedicated to simply being kind and boy do we love this day! Sometimes it’s the little things that can help brighten someone’s day; like telling someone they look nice, or asking how someone’s day went, or even saying “I appreciate you”.  Say something nice day provides a wonderful opportunity to…

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Better Speech and Hearing Month Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) is an opportunity to raise awareness and promote understanding of hearing health and communication disorders. At Building Blocks Therapy, we treat a wide range of communication disorders, including, but not limited to phonological disorders, language disorders, feeding, non-verbal communication, social-pragmatic language, and more. Building…

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Early Intervention Telehealth Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with caregivers. The primary role of a clinician in early intervention is to work with and support caregivers in children’s lives. By participating in therapy sessions via telepractice, your clinician can provide you with immediate feedback and strategies to implement in your…

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April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day and we’re celebrating this sweet treat with reading fun and games! So grab your leftover jelly beans from Easter and have some fun at home! Jelly bean activities! Jelly bean graphs: have your child sort a bag of jelly beans by color and use a graph to compare…

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Spring is in the air! With social distancing rules in place, many of us are anxious to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Here are some fun and easy ways to stay safe, work on speech and language goals, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Many neighborhoods have started fun “I spy” activities by…

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Autism Awareness Day During the month of April, you may notice more of the iconic red, yellow, blue, and purple puzzle pieces, see communities “light it up blue”, and notice more autism-oriented happenings. These simple visuals help raise awareness and education around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and celebrate unique individuals with ASD and their families.…

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What Telehealth might look like for you and your child Are you curious about Telehealth and wondering what it might look like for you and your child? Have you been hearing about ALL your medical providers, from your pediatrician to your dentist, and now your speech language pathologist and occupational therapist, moving to this new…

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Telehealth’s current usage While this may be a new type of therapy for Building Blocks Therapy, it is not new to the therapy world. Many areas implement telehealth services regularly. Certain remote or rural school districts provide their speech and language services entirely thru online platforms. This ensures all children are having their goals met…

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Telehealth Information The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) defines telepractice as the “application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation”. Who can benefit from telepractice? Children birth-three, preschool, and caregivers.…

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