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Anxiety in School-Aged Children

By |2021-03-09T05:28:20+00:00January 25th, 2021|

Pine Cone Health Anxiety in School-Aged Children   What is anxiety and how can it manifest itself in your child? Today, anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent psychological concerns. Anxiety is a mood state that includes physical, cognitive and behavioural characteristics. There is often a [...]

Building Social Skills While Social Distancing

By |2021-02-21T01:55:22+00:00December 19th, 2020|

Building Social Skills While Social Distancing Throughout the pandemic, the following message has been emphasized – keep physically distant, not socially distant from one another. How does this look for our children and teens? There are still many opportunities to build on social skills, even if you’re engaging in [...]

Speech-Language Pathology – What is it?

By |2021-01-28T14:57:03+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

  Pine Cone Health What is Speech-Language Pathology – Who SLPs Are and What They Do When I was growing up, the mention of speech therapy conjured up images of someone helping a child with their “r” soundand an endless sea of flash cards. Many people wonder what is speech-language pathology?While speech-language pathologists certainly help people work on specific sounds, they also do so much more. In this post, I will address some commonly asked questions about speech-language pathologists and speech therapy.  What is a speech-language pathologist and what do they do? Speech-language pathologists are involved in the prevention, identification, and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. More specifically, we help people with: Speech sounds (how we say sounds and put sounds together to form words) Understanding and using language (this includes, but is not limited [...]

Potty Training – Is My Child Ready?

By |2021-01-28T15:00:00+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Pine Cone Health Potty Training - How to Tell if Your Child is ReadyKnowing when your child is ready for potty training can be challenging. The full daytime and nighttime bowel and bladder control  is typically achieved by the age of 5, with bowel control occurring first. There are multiple [...]

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