Happy first day of school to many children across the state! No doubt, the first day of school looks different than it has previously. Remote learning is an adjustment, not only for the children but for parents and teachers too. We would like to share some helpful tips!

1. Create a daily plan. A daily plan will provide a visual of what the daily schedule will look like and what is expected from the parent and child (i.e. to-do lists).

2. Begin the day with yoga. At least 20 minutes a day of yoga provides mental and physical relaxation. Incorporating yoga into your child's schedule helps teach them to be calm, gain body awareness, self control, breathing techniques and discipline. It also helps build concentration, confidence, improving posture (important when sitting at a computer!), managing stress, and encouraging positive behaviors. This is great for parents too!

3. Encourage growth! Your child may struggle with the quickly changing learning techniques that come with virtual school. Its important to empower your child to see learning as something they have control of and to embrace their curiosity. Emphasize critical thinking and learning literacy skills!

4. Help them find motivation. Help your child "want" to learn! Visual markers to display progress are a wonderful technique for your child to stay motivated to reach their goals. If you are unsure on how to keep your child motivated, utilize your resources! Teachers and support staff can provide additional tips to support remote instruction.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: CDSLP's commitment to your safety. Our office continues to follow recommendations made by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the State of Delaware. Our Dover location is open for in office appointments as of July 6. We are taking extra precautions to keep our patients, families, and staff safe. We will also continue to provide teletherapy services to ensure the safety of patients who are not comfortable with attending in-office sessions. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and consideration during this uncertain time. CDSLP is committed to providing the highest quality of care while ensuring the safety and comfort of our families and staff is met. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients.

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