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360 Themes!

360 themes are TLC’s monthly themes for therapy and care. Individualized TLC Care utilizes the monthly 360 theme to guide treatment sessions and parent coaching. TLC’s monthly 360 Themes have two goals that support optimizing a child’s development:

  • Create an exciting therapeutic environment with novel activities that keep children engaged and curious
  • Support parents in translating therapeutic strategies utilized by TLC Clinicians into the home and community

Explore the theme each month at TLC and see it in action on Facebook! View this month and previous month’s 360 themes to find ways to inspire play with your child!


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June Tunes

Music is powerful. Music stimulates the entire brain and has the power to improve your mood, reduce pain, and calm you down. It is also a useful tool in speech and occupational therapies. Music can be especially useful for children with autism spectrum disorder, as it provides a great vehicle…
May 31, 2021
better hearing & speech month
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Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each May we have the opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders thanks to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. This year’s theme is “Building Connections.” With speech and language disorders among the most common conditions experienced by young children, TLC Pediatric Therapy encourages parents and caregivers to learn the signs…
May 13, 2021
different is beautiful
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Autism Awareness Month

In the United States, 1 in 54 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ASD is a developmental disability that impacts multiple components of the individual’s life, including communication skills, social skills, and behavior. Rates of ASD have continued…
April 12, 2021
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Teach Your Child to Love Music, Books, and Play!

Together, music, books, and play are powerful tools during your child’s early years. Nurturing a love for them early can foster many moments of happiness and enjoyment beyond childhood. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association strongly recommends the use of music activities to complement communication training methods that are typically practiced in…
February 12, 2021
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Winter Resilience

Happy New Year everyone! As we ring in 2021, winter blues and COVID surges have merged to increase the stress on our physical and mental health. While hope is on the horizon with the first phase of COVID vaccines, it is still important to build our internal strength to be…
January 6, 2021
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December: Winter Mindfulness

Hello winter! The holidays and cooler weather are officially upon us. And in Southern California at least, we are experiencing both the anxiety of another surge of COVID-19 cases and hope as the first round of vaccines makes its way to our frontline healthcare workers and most vulnerable individuals. December…
December 15, 2020
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November: Gratitude

The holidays are officially upon us. In this unprecedented year, your stress levels are probably higher than normal, you may be feeling anxious about the future, and isolation from friends and family is a real challenge. When everything feels upside down, it is important to step back and center yourself.…
November 3, 2020
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Fall into Good Speech!

Have you ever wondered why your speech pathologist uses a specific toy or activity to guide their speech and/or language activities with your kiddo? Play-based speech therapy uses a fun toy or activity to keep your child engaged while practicing a target skill – vocabulary, speech sound development, and so…
September 28, 2020
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September: Creative Connections

Has your child expressed unhappiness at being unable to see their friends? Do you feel like your family is missing out on major life moments? Staying connected during the pandemic not only requires resilience, but also creativity. Research has shown that children who do well during times like this have…
September 9, 2020
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August: Back to School Mindfulness

The start of the school is normally filled with first day jitters and checking supply lists to make sure your child has everything needed. This fall, many children across the country will be starting the academic year via remote learning because of health and safety concerns due to COVID. We…
August 3, 2020
snack ideas for kids
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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Children benefit greatly from a healthy diet, and eating right can even help prevent health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Did you know that most youth still don’t meet the daily recommendations for fruits and veggies? And that empty calories and…
March 1, 2020
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February: Teach Your Child to Play

The importance of play cannot be underestimated while your child is growing and learning. Play develops as children develop, learn new skills like language and motor skills. Children watch, listen, explore, imitate, and eventually create language to communicate with you and their environment. At TLC Speech Therapy, our therapists utilize…
February 3, 2020
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January: Winter Mindfulness

It’s January. The holidays are over, kids are back in school, and you may be tired of the cold weather or of being cooped up in the house. Being in the moment can help get you and your family through the winter. What is mindfulness? Put simply, it’s being present…
January 31, 2020
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Fall Into Play: Sensory Play for Speech & Language Development

Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child’s sense – touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Children use their senses to make sense of the world around this. Development and fostering of their senses help children explore their worlds and retain information about their surroundings. Why is sensory play…
September 29, 2019
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August – Taste of Farmer’s Market

August is the prime time to visit the farmer’s market for beautiful fruits and vegetables in Southern California. TLC’s August theme is “Taste the Farmer’s Market.” Visiting the farmer’s market or grocery store with your child is a great way to engage them in learning about healthy, nutrient-rich foods. Food…
August 19, 2019
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July – Fun in the Sun!

Summer is here, and that means fun, sun, and no school! We at TLC want you to enjoy your summer, with plenty of fun activities, while also staying safe. Whether you’re spending time with your kids or sending them off to camp, remember to practice sun safety. The CDC recommends…
July 29, 2019
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June Tunes – Speech Therapy and Music

Using music in speech and language therapy can be very effective to increase communication skills. While speech therapy is more well known, music therapy is still a powerful tool to promote language development. Why is collaborate between these two areas important? They both benefit your child’s overall well-being. 5 similarities…
June 28, 2019
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May – Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each May, we raise awareness about communication delays, and how TLC Speech Therapy provides life-changing treatment. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has selected “Communication Across the Lifespan” as this year’s theme. We have provided a variety of resources below to help you celebrate and raise awareness all month long. Identify the…
May 28, 2019
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June 360 Theme – June Tunes!

Music is more than just a fun thing to do with your child. Music is therapy. A therapy that can increase communication, socialization and support the communication goals of your child at TLC! Music Therapy helps with: Communication Socialization Gross and Fine Motor Skills Emotional Expression Music Therapy Defined Music…
May 10, 2016