Fun and Functional Therapy
The “how”and “why” of building a strong self-concept.
Looking in the mirror and talking about what we see during hygiene and play, looking through photo albums and labeling family, friends, pets, and places during the bedtime story, and making artwork on the wall of the bathtub with soap crayons of your house, family, or a self-portrait are all ways to build a strong self-concept during your daily routine.
Self-concept is the basis for everything else that we learn. When you learn something new, you use the information that you have about yourself and your world to organize that new information. Once it’s organized, it can used later. It is now something that you have truly learned.
When a person struggles to identify or answer basic questions about who they are, they are going to struggle with new information.
The good news is that it’s never too late to work on a strong self-concept.
Please share any ideas that you have tried or plan to try. Let’s learn from each other!
Lauren Norwood M.Ed. CCC-SLP Certified Speech Language Pathologist American Hippotherapy Association Level 1
Lauren B. Norwood