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In this episode Deb speaks to Bonny Marsh from Small Connections, a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in the birth to five age range. She’s spent her career supporting teachers, families, and children with communication issues, including receptive and expressive language delays.
She created the CALM Model, which is a child and family-centered approach to speech difficulties. It came about from the last 17 years spent working to support the community around children.
We discuss the CALM Model and how she uses that to engage and support families and children. She shares some tips and tricks for helping children learn to communicate with words.
Click here to access the downloadable PDF of tips and what communication milestones to look for from birth to age four.
Visit Small Connections Website here. 


Teaching Kids to Manage Anxiety: Superstar Practical Strategies (eBook)

Kids today are growing up in a fast-paced world where information and opportunity overload can be overwhelming.
Based on many years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist, Deb Hopper has been using her Just Right Kids® Model to teach children to communicate and manage their stress and anxiety by:

– Identifying their “body speed”,
– Understanding their stress triggers, and
– Implementing simple strategies to reduce anxiety and stress.

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