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Matching Law

Matching Law

The definition of matching law is the following: a phenomenon according to which organisms tend to proportionally match their responses during choice situations to the rates of reinforcement for each choice ((Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). In other words, individuals tend to engage in behaviors that result in higher rates […]

Welcome to Balancing Life & Play!

Welcome to Balancing Life & Play!

Welcome to Balancing Life and Play , a blog run by the occupational therapists at National Therapy Center. The goal of this blog is to provide helpful information related to occupational therapy. What Is An Occupational Therapist? An occupational therapist (OT) is a health care professional that works with children […]

National Stuttering Awareness Q& A Week 2018

My pediatrician said my child’s stuttering is “normal” and he will outgrow it. Is this true? I’ve noticed an increase in my child’s stuttering. Why the change and what can I do to help? Why is my child refusing to practice speech/stuttering management strategies for homework? Would it help my […]

Language Stimulation Strategies for Little Ones

Language Stimulation Strategies for Little Ones

Wondering what you can do to help your little one expand his or her language? Here are some tips and tricks to help get your toddler talking. Narrating daily routines: Some days there simply isn’t time to play. Narrating daily routines is a simple way to add language to the […]

To Evaluate or Not To Evaluate

To Evaluate or Not To Evaluate

You feel that your daughter should be speaking in longer sentences. Your son’s teacher sent home a note telling you that she’s concerned about his listening skills. Your sister can’t understand your daughter talking on the phone. Should you get your child evaluated?? Here are some actions to consider when […]