School During COVID-19

Students of all ages are returning to school this month, prompting questions, concerns and hopes for the upcoming semester. JCFS Chicago's therapists and social workers have curated tips and resources in the blogs below to help students and their families with this transition.

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Late Talker or Language Delayed?

By the time children turn two, they typically produce at least 100 words. Yet, not all children develop along this typical trajectory. Phrases such as “he’s a late talker” and "she’ll talk when she wants to” begin to be thrown around. But what does the term “late talker” really mean and how does it differ from a child with a language delay?

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The Importance of Early Intervention

Early intervention is the term used to describe services and support that help babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. “Starting early intervention can significantly change a child’s developmental path and increase their success in school and life,” says Jennie Marble, Director of Integrated Pediatric Therapies.  

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