Concerns how to discuss distance learning? As back to school starts tomorrow in DC and Montgomery County, many parents have concerns about how to introduce this concept to their children. These concerns may be magnified for parents of children with special needs. Familiar routines are often an important part of a child with special needs…

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School support groups While adjusting to virtual school schedules and wondering how children will succeed in a learning environment void of person-to-person contact, Building Blocks is happy to announce in-person groups to support virtual learning! Our groups will feature 2-4 children with 1-2 professionals (OT/SLP or OT&SLP) 1-2x/week. We look forward to providing our kids…

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August 16th is National Roller Coaster Day! Even though we can’t get out to an amusement park safely at this time, we can still celebrate with some safe roller coaster fun at home! Crafts are a great way to work on expanding verbal language, targeting speech sound production, and improve listening skills! Get crafty with…

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PRECAUTIONS WE’VE ALREADY TAKEN Each therapy room and used materials will be wiped down before and after each session. Hand sanitizer will be available in the waiting room. Current contactless payment and intake forms will remain in place to continue reducing your time in the office suite. NEW OFFICE POLICIES (*denotes change from our Phase…

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Kid with Mask

According to the CDC, “Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance” (CDC Guidelines). However, speech language pathologists are in a unique position. Our job is based on communication and our clinics are pediatric based. The…

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In-person visits in both offices While we are working our way thru this hot, unprecedented summer, we have been also working hard to ensure safe in-person visits in our office. Our slow re-opening in VA has been successful in many ways. Our clinicians have been diligent about the required cleaning in between sessions and at…

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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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