Many children with language delays are at risk for developing reading difficulties. Nurture a love of books with your child by engaging them in reading daily. This will help build their vocabulary and help them do better in school. All children, from infants to teens, need to have opportunities to be exposed to books. Point to the words as you read and talk about what is happening as you read. Read aloud to your child and have them see you reading everyday as well. Take the time to visit the local public library.
For more suggestions on how to raise a reader, visit Reading Rockets, which is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Their website is www.readingrockets.org.
Thanks to all who donated to our “Pour Your Hearts Out” Food Drive
Our “Pour Your Hearts Out” Food Drive was a great success! Thank you to so much to all of our therapists and staff who contributed to the success of this event. We also want to recognize Mr. Ardis Session, Jr. of Computerized Tax Facts, Inc. who also supported our efforts. We collected numerous amounts of non-perishable food items to share with our neighbors in need. Thanks for sharing the love with others in our community!
Heart-Healthy Treats for Team Communication Essentials
Members of Team Communication Essentials on “Go Red” Day
Team Communication Essentials “Went Red” on Friday, February 1st to increase awareness for women’s heart disease on National Wear Red Day! Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in the United States. It takes the life of one out of three women each year.
Many of our team members wore red shirts to show their support of this campaign, which is sponsored by the American Heart Association. We also had a variety of heart healthy snacks in the office for our therapists and administrative staff.
For more information about this effort, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.
Join Team Communication Essentials in our “Pour Your Hearts Out” Food Drive
Love is in the air! Please Join Team Communication Essentials as we spread the love with others in the community. We are sponsoring the “Pour Your Hearts Out” Food Drive Now through February 15th to support the Houston Food Bank. We are collecting non-perishable food items. Donations may be dropped off at our office. If you have a donation and would like to schedule a pick up, please contact Sara Alaniz Trevino, Our Community Liaison, at (832) 484-3756.
The Houston Food Bank, which was founded in 1982, is the nation’s largest Feeding America food bank and is a source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. It is composed of 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. Together, they feed a total of 137,000 people each week and provides over 50 million meals in a year. They distribute non-perishable food items and also provide hot meals to our neighbors throughout the Greater Houston area. The Houston Food Bank also provides a wealth of other community services, which range from nutrition education, job training, and assistance with food stamp applications. Please visit HoustonFoodBank.org for more information regarding this organization.
Please join us as we share the love with others in our community!