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This video is addressed to parents whose children are afraid to socialize; and who find it difficult to understand figures of speech and metaphors. Speech and Language Therapist Melissa el-Khoury guides parents through a simple exercise aimed to develop children’s ability to understand and interpret expressions, words, and sentences when they are used figuratively. This skill is very important to make reading and socializing enjoyable and fun activities.

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هذا الفيديو موجه للآباء والأمهات الذين يخشى أطفالهم التواصل الاجتماعي والذين يجدون صعوبة في فهم الاستعارات والمعنى المجازي للكلام. ترشد أخصائية النطق واللغة ميليسا الخوري الاهل من خلال تمرين بسيط يهدف إلى تطوير قدرة الأطفال على فهم وتفسير التعبيرات والكلمات والجمل عند استخدامها مجازيًا. هذه المهارة مهمة جدًا لجعل القراءة والتواصل الاجتماعي أنشطة مفيدة وممتع

Emily Hoppin

A native from the state of Colorado, USA, Emily first came to Lebanon in 2016 to volunteer teach at a summer English camp for refugees hosted by one of LSESD’s partner churches in Zahle. Upon arriving in Lebanon, she immediately fell in love with the country and knew that she was destined to come back for the long term. After completing her master’s degree in Linguistics at the Free University of Berlin, Emily was finally able to realize her dream of moving to Lebanon. In August 2019, Emily Hoppin joined the LSESD team as its Communications Officer. “Working at LSESD is like putting that missing piece into a puzzle. For the first time in my life, everything fits,” she states. With a knack for languages, writing, and connecting with people, Emily feels as though all of her skills, talents, and passions have finally come together in one place through her work at LSESD. Just as her first name means “industrious”, Emily believes in hard work and perseverance. Allowing Colossians 3:23 to guide her work ethic, Emily seeks to serve the Lord in her role at LSESD with all of her heart, mind, soul, and strength.

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