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Category: Family Enrichment


Parent Talks Podcast: Understanding Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

April 29, 2024  |  Child Development, Parent Talks Podcast, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass

Serving children and families from birth to age 3, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) is the Washington State program designed to be the first point of contact for families concerned about their child’s development. Whether it’s speech, motor, feeding, sleep, behavioral, social, or other developmental concerns, our ESIT team employs a collaborative caregiver-coaching […]

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A Conversation with Casey Ehrlich: Recognizing Pathological Demand Avoidance

March 14, 2024  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

March 18-24, 2024 is Neurodiversity Celebration Week – a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. In recognition of this week, we’re shedding light on Pathological Demand Avoidance – generally recognized as a profile of autism and something Encompass providers see in their therapy sessions.   In our latest Parent Talks Podcast, […]

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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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