Building Blocks Therapy has updated their policies related to COVID to reflect new travel advisories. The changes come as the cases are rising and the CDC is recommending not traveling or engaging in unmasked activities with family and friends outside of your immediate bubble. We are putting these updated travel policies in place in order…

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Gift ideas for speech and language development It’s here! The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Check out our great gift ideas for speech and language development. You may be surprised to see that many of them are toys and games you may have thought of anyway! At Building Blocks Therapy, we try to incorporate every day…

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Today is Election day and while we try not to get political at Building Blocks Therapy, it can be challenging since we’re in our nation’s capital! Regardless of your affiliation, voting is an important part of our democracy, and today is a great day to exercise your right to vote. While kids may not “get…

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We’re taking a break from all things apples and pumpkins to recognize AAC Awareness Month! What is AAC?: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) helps aid in communication. AAC is a multimodal approach that incorporates a wide range of verbal and nonverbal communication methods such as vocalizations, gestures, sign language, picture boards, mobile apps, and speech…

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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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