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The Journey of Articulation Development

February 21, 2024  |  Child Development  |  By Grace G., MEd, CCC-SLP

We all love the levity that comes from children mispronouncing common words or names, but when should parents be concerned about how their child is using speech sounds? This article aims to clarify the typical trajectory of speech-sound development in children and guide parents on when it might be appropriate to seek additional support. We […]

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January 26, 2024  |  Volunteers  |  By Encompass

According to AmeriCorps, in 2021, more than 60.7 million Americans volunteered through non-profit and community organizations, contributing $122.9 billion in economic value. This doesn’t even count the millions of people volunteering their time in the informal sector such as providing meals for others or helping a neighbor in need. Closer to home at Encompass, in […]

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The Holiday Dinner Table

November 16, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

When the podcast team brainstorms a “Holiday Food” episode, it ‘might’ trigger some unresolved feelings for the host of our program. In this fun episode of our Parent Talks Podcast, Encompass Marketing and Communications Manager Caley George shares unpleasant memories about broccoli casserole and wonders if it’s time to start doing better by our kids. […]

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Understanding IEPs and 504s

October 12, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

As kids get settled into a new school year, it’s not uncommon for some parents to notice their child is struggling in the classroom. While there may be a variety of reasons for this struggle, it’s important for parents to understand the resources available if they suspect their child needs extra support. In this month’s […]

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Extracurricular Activities and Your Family

August 30, 2023  |  Parenting  |  By Encompass

Every year, the start of school brings an inevitable rush of e-flyers promoting a wide array of extracurricular activities for kids of all ages. The sheer quantity of options can be overwhelming for parents trying to decide what and how many activities their kids should be engaged in. We tackle that very topic in this […]

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Adaptive Hiking Tips

August 3, 2023  |  Uncategorized  |  By Summer Nowicki

“The wheelchair should not be a symbol of disability. A wheelchair is a vehicle to liberation and freedom; a chariot for independence.”    – Rich Hansen                                                           […]

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