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Fall crafts at clinic!

Our classroom worked on this a-maize-ing project that allowed us to practice following directions, matching a model, coloring, cutting and gluing!

Sensory Friendly Alert!

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is welcoming families out to Auer Performance Hall (at PFW) for a sensory friendly Wild Symphony on October 22! Full details at:

Learn more about our services!

Multiple locations to serve you! Explore our website to learn more about our ABA, OT and Speech services.

Happy Graduation!

We love to celebrate our patient success!! <3 Our Glenbrook clinic sends best wishes and all the good vibes to our friend as he begins the next chapter in SCHOOL!

Jared the Comfort Dog!

Our Glenbrook clinic was so excited to welcome Jared the Comfort Dog for a very special visiit this week!

ABA Intake

The process of beginning services for your child doesn’t have to be difficult. We’re here to help guide you every step of the way! Check out our Intake Process chart for a handy reference then schedule your in-person tour.

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class! Happy first week at your clinic 😀

ABA works!!

“ABA works!! It’s hard work but rewarding in so many ways. Watching a child become successful and reach their developmental milestones is something to be excited about.”

– Bailey Brown, RBT | Senior Technician, Apprentice

Play. Learn. Grow.

We asked our staff what our slogan means to them personally… here’s what Joe has to say!

“Play: I try to make our work environment as light-hearted and fun as possible while still maintaining focus. I feel that it helps foster the best environment possible for our staff and patients to thrive.

Learn: Every day I am learning new things whether it be about my role as a BCBA or those around me. Learning something new every day keeps life interesting!

Grow: I strive to grow as a provider with Child’s Play Plus. I started as an RBT with the company in 2017 with very little knowledge of ABA and have grown so much since then both professionally and personally. Working with so many great people over the years has helped me come out of my shell and love working here!”

– Joe Miller, BCBA | Child’s Play Plus

Reader’s Choice 2022!

Thank you to our community for choosing us as your choice in pediatric therapy! We’re honored and proud to serve you!
  • #1 Speech Therapy Practice
  • Winner in Best Pediatric Therapy Center

Fun things to do this Fall

Happy first day of Fall!

Our community has a bunch of fun things to do this season! Check out Visit Fort Wayne for their full list of family-friendly activities, places to check out and upcoming events!


Tees, super soft fleece sweatshirts and lightweight full zip hoodies are here! We’re bringing back some of our favorite tee designs in perfect-for-fall colors. Shop now through Friday, September 23!

Resources For Parents of a Child in Occupational Therapy

Your child’s occupational therapist will be the biggest advocate on your child’s team. Use them as a resource! However, I wanted to offer resources here as well. These are great places to start when it comes to discovering tools, strategies, and specific activities that can help your child. I’ve had many parents of kids receiving therapy tell me that they’ve passed information and resources from this site onto their therapists. I’ve also had many therapists tell me that they’ve found this site because of a parent’s recommendation or request to work on specific areas of need. This is your starting space to find the resources and tools that will best serve your child.

Executive Function Resources for Parents

Below you’ll find resources for activities, strategies to address attention, impulse control, planning, prioritization, organization, problem solving and other brain-related challenges that impact learning and accomplishing chores or daily tasks at home.


Fine Motor Resources for Parents

Below you’ll find specific activities designed to help kids develop stronger hands so they can manipulate toys and clothing fasteners…or have enough endurance to color a picture without complaining their hands are tired…or have strong fingers that can hold the pencil so they can write neatly and so you can read their handwriting.


Occupations Of Kids…Resources for Parents to Help Kids Become More Independent

Below you’ll find resources to help your child build independence in their daily tasks like getting themselves dressed, tying their shoes, learning to type, potty training, staying safe in the community, and all of the exact ways that parents want their children to grow and learn.



Below you’ll find resources and specific strategies to help kids write on the lines, space between words, form letters accurately, learn cursive writing, so they can write independency and so you and others can read their writing.



Below are resources to help your child manage their behaviors, emotions, and all things “sensory”. OTs help kids tolerate and accommodate for sensory input like that scratchy tag on their clothes or their hatred for the sock seam on their feet. They can help kids with the tools they need for picky eating, specific sounds, or other sensory issues. Therapists can help you create a sensory diet that works and that kids actually want to do. There is so much to sensory and you can find activities and tools to help.



Below is information on what’s going on behind trouble with reading, coordination troubles, or even math. Did you know that vision is related to all these things? It’s true! Here, you’ll find your way on how to help your child with visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and even motor planning! Wondering what these words even mean and how they relate to your kiddo? We’ve got you covered!


Information provided by The OT Toolbox.


Occupational Therapy Tips for Homework Success

Homework. The term often instills dread among students. Back-to-school time is a good opportunity to review work and study habits that promote academic success. Occupational therapy practitioners are a valuable resource in schools to support students, teachers, and parents as classroom routines and demands are established. The goal is for students to be as independent as possible throughout the school day, which includes successful completion of homework. Consider these tips to help your child establish good habits and reduce the stress of homework.

  • Set up a workstation at home that is designated for homework. The station should be clear of clutter and extraneous noises such as TV, video games, and radio. This structured area limits distractions and provides a well-organized environment for work.
  • Encourage your child to sit in a firm chair with his or her feet planted on the ground or on a footrest. Consider using an office chair to adjust the chair height. The child’s back should be supported against the backrest. Good posture prevents back and neck stress and promotes ease in completing assignments. Stretching exercises can also support a healthy back. Encourage your child to take a stretch break from sitting every 20 minutes.
  • Promote active play and physical activities that are alternated with more sedentary activities such homework and computer tasks. Carefully placed homework breaks reduce fatigue and support students’ attention and concentration.
  • Create a system to monitor homework assignments and their completion. Your child should be encouraged to manage his or her schedule by using a planner to organize activities.
  • Monitor your child’s level of frustration and amount of time necessary to complete assignments. Seek advice when appropriate from school personnel, including occupational therapy practitioners, about your child’s performance in school. Work as a team to support his or her academic and emotional needs.
  • Develop a homework plan that best meets the needs of your child. Consider sensory needs or distractions, like hunger fatigue or noise, as well as habits and preferences to determine the best times to complete homework assignments. Some children work best before dinner time, and others need a rest break after school before completing homework assignments.
  • Work in an area with proper lighting that avoids glare and reflections. Limit eye strain by following the “20/20/20” rule: take a break every 20 minutes, stop for 20 seconds, and look at least 20 feet away from the homework or computer monitor.
  • When using a computer, encourage the child to work comfortably and shift position often. If your child uses a notebook computer, set it up with a separate keyboard and mouse and adjust the notebook to be used only as a monitor.


Information provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association.



Medicaid and OT

Occupational, Physical, and Respiratory Therapy and Speech Pathology Services

The Indiana Health Coverage Program (IHCP) requires Prior Authorization (PA) for all occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech pathology services, with the following exceptions:

  • Initial evaluations
  • Emergency respiratory therapy
  • Any combination of therapy services ordered in writing before a member’s release or discharge from an inpatient hospital, continuing for a period not to exceed 30 units in 30 calendar days
  • Deductible and copay or coinsurance for services covered by Medicare Part B
  • Oxygen equipment and supplies necessary for the delivery of oxygen, with the exception of concentrators
  • Therapy services provided by a nursing facility or large private or small intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), which are included in the facility’s per diem rate
  • Respiratory therapy services ordered in writing for the acute medical diagnosis of asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, or upper respiratory infection (not to exceed 14 hours or 14 calendar days without PA)


The following PA criteria apply to occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech pathology services:

  • The IHCP requires written evidence of physician involvement and personal patient evaluation to document acute medical needs.
  • The therapy must be ordered by a qualifying provider, as indicated in the subsections of this module for each type of therapy.
  • Providers must attach a current plan of treatment and progress notes indicating the necessity and effectiveness of therapy to the PA request and make this documentation available for audit.
  • The therapy must be provided by a qualified therapist, or a qualified assistant under the direct supervision of the therapist, as appropriate.
  • The level of complexity and sophistication of the therapy and the condition of the member must be such that the judgment, knowledge, and skills of a qualified therapist are required.
  • The therapy must be medically necessary.
  • The IHCP does not cover therapy rendered for diversional, recreational, vocational, or avocational purposes; for the remediation of learning disabilities; or for developmental activities that can be conducted by nonmedical personnel.
  • The IHCP covers rehabilitative therapy services for members under 21 years of age when determined medically necessary. For members 21 years of age and older, the IHCP covers rehabilitative therapy services for no longer than 2 years from the initiation of the therapy, unless a significant change in medical condition requires longer therapy. Providers can prior authorize respiratory therapy services for a longer period on a case-by-case basis.
  • The IHCP covers habilitative therapy services for members under 21 years of age on a case-by-case basis, subject to prior authorization. (Educational services, including, but not limited to, the remediation of learning disabilities, are not considered habilitative therapy and are not covered.) Habilitative therapy is not a covered service for members 21 years of age and older.


  • When a member is enrolled in therapy, ongoing evaluations to assess progress and redefine therapy goals are part of the therapy program. The IHCP does not separately reimburse for ongoing evaluations.
  • One hour of billed therapy must include a minimum of 45 minutes of direct member care, with the balance of the hour spent in related patient services.
  • The IHCP does not reimburse therapy services for more than 1 hour per day per type of therapy; additional therapy services require prior authorization and must be medically necessary.
  • The IHCP does not authorize requests for therapy that would duplicate other services provided to a member.


Occupational Therapy Services

For IHCP reimbursement, occupational therapy services must be ordered by one of the following providers:

  • Physician (doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy)
  • Podiatrist
  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Physician assistant
  • Chiropractor
  • Psychologist


Occupational therapy services must be performed by a licensed occupational therapist or a licensed occupational therapy assistant under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. For IHCP reimbursement to be made, a licensed occupational therapist must perform an evaluation.

The IHCP limits evaluations and reevaluations to 3 hours of service per evaluation.

The IHCP does not cover the following occupational therapy services:

  • General strengthening exercise programs for recuperative purposes
  • Passive range-of-motion services (as the only or primary mode of therapy)
  • Occupational therapy psychiatric services


The IHCP does not reimburse separately for occupational therapy services provided by a nursing facility or a large private or small ICF/IID. These services are included in the facility’s established per diem rate and do not require PA.


Who Needs Occupational Therapy?

The above lists might help explain the question of who OTs service, but it can be helpful to have a list of those who benefit from occupational therapy. This diagnosis list should give you a starting point but know that OT works with anyone struggling to achieve functional skills or independence in an aspect of any task! This page is referring to pediatric occupational therapy interventions.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Visual processing impairments
  • PANDAs
  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Behavioral or mental health impairments
  • Visually impaired
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • Traumatic injuries to the body- amputation’s, etc.
  • Learning disabilities or learning problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Down Syndrome
  • Rett’s Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Childhood stroke
  • Pediatric rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Broken bones, injuries, surgical impairments, or other orthopedic injuries
  • Post-surgical impairments or conditions
  • Motor or coordination impairments

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a service that helps people of all ages and abilities achieve function and independence in the things that are important to them…in the things that occupy one’s day. Occupational Therapists do this by offering adaptations, modifications, and by addressing underlying factors that impact independence.

Let’s take it a step further; Think about what you do in a single day: getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, making the bed, making and eating breakfast, getting out the door on time and with everything you need for the day, doing your job at work and everything that entails, driving, shopping for groceries, setting the table, balancing your checkbook. This list could go on and on and on!

All these skills are your daily occupations, or things that occupational therapists can help one accomplish so they are as independent and functional as possible. But there’s more to it than just the daily tasks. There’s also the ability to physically accomplish these jobs. There’s the ability to staying focused on the task at hand, prioritize what’s important, and to stay organized. There’s safety and higher-level thinking involved. There’s tolerance to one’s senses and the world around you. There’s balance, vision, coordination, and endurance involved. Essentially, every system in your body needs to be working optimally so that you can be as functional as possible during each task that you accomplish during the day.


What do Occupational Therapists work on with kids?

Occupational therapists can work on many different things in a variety of settings:

In schools:

  • Any need that impacts education or learning
  • Fine motor skills
  • Cutting with scissors
  • Handwriting
  • Assistive technology to improve education or learning
  • Managing containers in the lunchroom
  • Keyboarding or typing as an accommodation to learning
  • Sensory needs that impact education
  • Staying organized
  • Cognitive processing
  • Attention
  • Visual processing
  • Executive functioning
  • Motor abilities
  • Self-regulation
  • Participation in the classroom

In clinics:

  • Play
  • Self-care skills- getting dressed, grooming, bathing, caring for oneself and the tasks associated with self-care
  • Leisure activities
  • Sleep
  • Toileting and potty training
  • Safety in the community
  • Feeding and oral motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-regulation
  • Emotional regulation
  • Social participation
  • Executive functioning skills- organization, attention, working memory, planning, prioritization, impulse control, and other skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Balance and gross motor coordination

Occupational therapy can also work with children in early intervention (birth though 3 years of age) on development of skills. This can occur because of a disability or difficulty in developing certain skills. Still other aspects of care can be related to autism, sensory integration needs, mental health, and specific diagnoses.

Scope of Occupational Therapy practice may include Behavioral Health services

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) clarified that the scope of occupational therapy practice includes the provision of psychosocial interventions. It was further stated that occupational therapy can be included in the treatment plan of members receiving behavioral health treatment services. “The IHCP supports including occupational therapists on a substance use disorder (SUD) or behavioral health treatment team, when the occupational therapists provide services within their scope of licensure.”

Many state occupational therapy associations have advocated for recognition of occupational therapy practitioners in the mental health space. Some states recognize occupational therapists as qualified mental health practitioners (this terminology may vary from state to state), which allows for state-level reimbursement for those services, as well as the ability to supervise, complete evaluations, and provide interventions for individuals living with chronic mental illness. This recognition may not be an appropriate goal in every state – several states do not define mental health professionals at all or they may define it in such a way that OT practitioners would not want to be included in that definition. Several states have added language to their practice acts, consistent with the recently updated definition of occupational therapy, regarding occupational therapy’s role in mental health; advocated for reimbursement under Medicaid for OT mental health services; and discussed opportunities for OT and the role OT plays in mental health with other mental health provider associations in the state.

Information provided by The American Occupational Therapy Association

How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?

Your child starts communicating with you long before he says his first word. Learn more about what your child should do in his first 5 years and how you can help.

Speech, language, or hearing problems can lead to trouble making friends and doing well in school. Give your child success—get help early.

Find your child’s age below and learn about her speech, language, and hearing development.

Children develop at their own rate. Your child might not have all skills until the end of the age range. These charts tell you when most children who speak only one language will reach each milestone. Your child should master the skills listed by the time he reaches the top of the age range. Missing one skill in the age range does not mean he has a problem. You may want to seek help if you answer “no” to most of the skills.

Birth to One Year

What should my child be able to do?



  • Startles at loud sounds
  • Quiets or smiles when you talk
  • Seems to recognize your voice. Quiets if crying.


  • Makes cooing sounds
  • Cries change for different needs
  • Smiles at people



  • Moves eyes in the direction of sounds
  • Responds to changes in your tone of voice
  • Notices toys that make sounds
  • Pays attention to music


  • Coos and babbles when playing alone or with you
  • Makes speech-like babbling sounds, like pa, ba and mi.
  • Giggles and laughs
  • Makes sounds when happy or upset



  • Turns and looks in the direction of sounds
  • Looks when you point
  • Turns when you call his/her name
  • Understands words for common items and people. Words like cup, truck, juice or daddy.
  • Starts to respond to simple words and phrases like “No”, “Come here” and “Want more?”
  • Plays games with you like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
  • Listens to songs and stories for a short time


  • Babbles long strings of sounds, like mimi upup babababa.
  • Uses sounds and gestures to get and keep attention.
  • Points to objects and shows them to others.
  • Uses gestures like waving bye, reaching for “up,” and shaking his head no.
  • Imitates different speech sounds.


What can I do to help?

  • Check if your child can hear. See if she turns to noises or looks at you when you talk. Pay attention to ear problems and infections and see your doctor.
  • Respond to your child. Look at him when he makes noises. Talk to him. Imitate the sounds he makes.
  • Laugh when she does. Imitate the faces she makes.
  • Teach your baby to imitate actions, like peek-a-boo, clapping, blowing kisses, and waving bye-bye. This teaches him how to take turns. We take turns when we talk.
  • Talk about what you do during the day. Say things like “Mommy is washing your hair”; “You are eating peas”; and “Oh, these peas are good!”
  • Talk about where you go, what you do there, and who and what you see. Say things like, “We are going to Grandma’s house. Grandma has a dog. You can pet the dog.”
  • Teach animal sounds, like “A cow says ‘moo.’”
  • Read to your child every day.
  • Talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable using.

One to Two Years

What should my child be able to do?


  • Points to a few body parts when you ask.
  • Follows 1-part directions, like “Roll the ball” or “Kiss the baby.”
  • Responds to simple questions, like “Who’s that?” or “Where’s your shoe?”
  • Listens to simple stories, songs, and rhymes.


  • Uses a lot of new words.
  • Uses pbmh, and win words.
  • Starts to name pictures in books.
  • Asks questions, like “What’s that?”, “Who’s that?”, and “Where’s kitty?”

What can I do to help?

  • Talk to your child as you do things and go places. For example, when taking a walk, point to and name what you see. Say things like, “I see a dog. The dog says ‘woof.’ This is a big dog. This dog is brown.”
  • Use short words and sentences that your child can imitate. Use correct grammar.
  • Talk about sounds around your house. Listen to the clock tick, and say “t-t-t.” Make car or plane sounds, like “v-v-v-v.”
  • Play with sounds at bath time. You are eye-level with your child. Blow bubbles, and make the sound “b-b-b-b.” Pop bubbles, and make a “p-p-p-p” sound. Engines on toys can make the “rrr-rrr-rrr” sound.
  • Add to words your child says. For example, if she says “car,” you can say, “You’re right! That is a big red car.”
  • Read to your child every day. Try to find books with large pictures and a few words on each page. Talk about the pictures on each page.
  • Have your child point to pictures that you name.
  • Ask your child to name pictures. He may not answer at first. Just name the pictures for him. One day, he will surprise you by telling you the name.
  • Talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable using.

Two to Three Years

What should my child be able to do?


  • Understands opposites, like go–stop, big–little, and up–down.
  • Follows 2-part directions, like “Get the spoon and put it on the table.”
  • Understands new words quickly.


  • Has a word for almost everything.
  • Talks about things that are not in the room.
  • Uses k,g, f, t, d, and n in words.
  • Uses words like inon, and under.
  • Uses two- or three- words to talk about and ask for things.
  • People who know your child can understand him.
  • Asks “Why?”
  • Puts 3 words together to talk about things. May repeat some words and sounds.

What can I do to help?

  • Use short words and sentences. Speak clearly.
  • Repeat what your child says, and add to it. If she says, “Pretty flower,” you can say, “Yes, that is a pretty flower. The flower is bright red. It smells good too. Do you want to smell the flower?”
  • Let your child know that what he says is important to you. Ask him to repeat things that you do not understand. For example, say, “I know you want a block. Tell me which block you want.”
  • Teach your child new words. Reading is a great way to do this. Read books with short sentences on each page.
  • Talk about colors and shapes.
  • Practice counting. Count toes and fingers. Count steps.
  • Name objects, and talk about the picture on each page of a book. Use words that are similar, like mommywomanladygrown-upadult. Use new words in sentences to help your child learn the meaning.
  • Put objects into a bucket. Let your child remove them one at a time, and say its name. Repeat what she says, and add to it. Help her group the objects into categories, like clothes, food, animals.
  • Cut out pictures from magazines, and make a scrapbook. Help your child glue the pictures into the scrapbook. Name the pictures, and talk about how you use them.
  • Look at family photos, and name the people. Talk about what they are doing in the picture.
  • Write simple phrases under the pictures. For example, “I can swim,” or “Happy birthday to Daddy.” Your child will start to understand that the letters mean something.
  • Ask your child to make a choice instead of giving a “yes” or “no” answer. For example, rather than asking, “Do you want milk?” ask, “Would you like milk or water?” Be sure to wait for the answer, and praise him for answering. You can say, “Thank you for telling mommy what you want. Mommy will get you a glass of milk.”
  • Sing songs, play finger games, and tell nursery rhymes. These songs and games teach your child about the rhythm and sounds of language.
  • Talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable using.

Three to Four Years

What should my child be able to do?


  • Responds when you call from another room.
  • Understands words for some colors like red, blue and green.
  • Understands words for some shapes, like circle and square.
  • Understands words for family, like brothergrandmother and aunt.


  • Answers simple who, what, and where questions.
  • Says rhyming words, like hatcat.
  • Uses pronouns, like Iyoumewe, and they.
  • Uses some plural words, like toysbirds, and buses.
  • Most people understand what your child says.
  • Asks when and how questions.
  • Puts 4 words together. May make some mistakes, like “I goed to school.”
  • Talks about what happened during the day. Uses about 4 sentences at a time.

What can I do to help?

  • Cut out pictures from old magazines. Make silly pictures by gluing parts of different pictures together. For example, cut out a dog and a car. Glue the dog into the car as the driver. Help your child explain what is silly about the picture.
  • Sort pictures and objects into categories, like food, animals, or shapes. Ask your child to find the picture or object that does not belong. For example, a baby does not belong with the animals.
  • Read, sing, and talk about what you do and where you go. Use rhyming words. This will help your child learn new words and sentences.
  • Read books with a simple story. Talk about the story with your child. Help her retell the story, or act it out with props and dress-up clothes. Tell her your favorite part of the story. Ask for her favorite part.
  • Look at family pictures. Have your child tell a story about the picture.
  • Help your child understand by asking him questions. Have him try to fool you with his own questions. Make this a game by pretending that some of his questions fool you.
  • Act out daily activities, like cooking food or going to the doctor. Use dress-up and role-playing to help your child understand how others talk and act. This will help your child learn social skills and how to tell stories.
  • Talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable using.

Four to Five Years

What should my child be able to do?


  • Understands words for order, like firstnext, and last.
  • Understands words for time, like yesterdaytoday, and tomorrow.
  • Follows longer directions, like “Put your pajamas on, brush your teeth, and then pick out a book.”
  • Follows classroom directions, like “Draw a circle on your paper around something you eat.”
  • Hears and understands most of what she hears at home and in school.


  • Says all speech sounds in words. May make mistakes on sounds that are harder to say, like lsrvzchsh, and th.
  • Responds to “What did you say?”
  • Talks without repeating sounds or words most of the time.
  • Names letters and numbers.
  • Uses sentences that have more than 1 action word, like jumpplay, and get. May make some mistakes, like “Zach gots 2 video games, but I got one.”
  • Tells a short story.
  • Keeps a conversation going.
  • Talks in different ways, depending on the listener and place. Your child may use short sentences with younger children. He may talk louder outside than inside.

What can I do to help?

  • Talk about where things are in space, using words like first and last or right and left. Talk about opposites, like up and down or big and little.
  • Give your child clues, and have him guess the object.
  • Talk about categories, like fruits, furniture, and shapes. Sort items into categories. Have your child tell you which item does not belong. Talk about why it doesn’t belong.
  • Let your child tell you how to do something.
  • Pay attention when your child speaks. Respond, praise, and encourage him when he talks. Get his attention before you speak. Pause after speaking, and let him respond to what you said.
  • Keep teaching your child new words. Define words, and help your child understand them. For example, say, “This vehicle is on the highway. It is a car. A bus is another kind of vehicle. So are a train and an airplane.”
  • Teach your child to ask for help when she does not understand what a word means.
  • Point out objects that are the same or different. Talk about what makes them the same or different. Maybe they are the same color. Maybe they are both animals. Maybe one is big and one is little.
  • Act out stories. Play house, doctor, and store using dolls, figures, and dress-up clothes. Have the dolls talk to each other.
  • Read stories that are easy to follow. Help your child guess what will happen next in the story. Act out the stories, or put on puppet shows. Have your child draw a picture of a scene from the story. You can do the same thing with videos and TV shows. Ask who, what, when, where, or why questions about the story.
  • Play game like “I Spy.” Describe something you see, like, “I spy something round on the wall that you use to tell the time.” Let your child guess what it is. Let your child describe something he sees. This helps him learn to listen and to use words to talk about what he sees.
  • Give your child 2-step directions, like “Get your coat from the closet and put it on.” Let your child tell you how to do something. Draw a picture that he describes. Write down your child’s story as she tells it. Your child will learn the power of storytelling and writing.
  • Play board games with your child. This will help him learn to follow rules and talk about the game.
  • Have your child help you plan daily activities. For example, have her make a shopping list for the grocery store. Or, let her help you plan her birthday party. Ask her opinion, and let her make choices.
  • Talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable using.

Information provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Why do some children need speech-language therapy?

Kids might need speech-language therapy for many reasons, including:

  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive (intellectual, thinking) or other developmental delays
  • Weak oral muscles
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Cleft li or palate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Motor planning problems
  • Articulation problems
  • Fluency disorders
  • Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Therapy should begin as soon as possible. Children who start therapy early (before they’re 5 years old) tend to have better results than those who begin later.

This doesn’t mean that older kids won’t do well in therapy. Their progress might be slower, though, because they have learned patterns that need to be changed.

Where do I find a speech-language therapist?

Here at Child’s Play Plus we have experienced, enthusiastic speech therapy providers who will take the time to get to know each of their patients to make therapy as successful as possible. They will learn not only what motivates each patient, but what areas to focus therapy on to make life as independent as possible. As our program grows, our providers grow as well; we actively recruit more qualified providers as we take on more patients.

What do SLPs do?

In speech-language therapy, an SLP works with a child one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom to overcome problems.

Therapists use a variety of strategies, including:

  • Language intervention activities: The SLP will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may model correct vocabulary and grammar, and use repetition exercises to build language skills.
  • Articulation therapy: Articulation, or sound production, exercises involve having the therapist model correct sounds and syllables in words and sentences for a child, often during play activities. The level of play is age-appropriate and related to the child’s specific needs. The SLP will show the child how to make certain sounds, such as the “r” sound, and may show how to move the tongue to make specific sounds.
  • Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy: The SLP may use a variety of oral exercises — including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth for eating, drinking, and swallowing. The SLP may also introduce different food textures and temperatures to increase a child’s oral awareness during eating and swallowing.

Who provides speech-language therapy?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often called speech therapists, are educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. SLPs assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills. This lets them identify a problem and the best way to treat it.

SLPs have:

  • A degree
  • State certification/licensure in the field
  • A certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

An ASHA-certified SLP has passed a national exam and completed an ASHA-accredited supervised clinical fellowship.

Sometimes, speech assistants help give speech-language services. They usually have a 2-year associate’s or 4-year bachelor’s degree, and are supervised by an SLP.

How can parents help?

Parents are key to the success of a child’s progress in speech or language therapy. Kids who finish the program quickest and with the longest-lasting results are those whose parents were involved.

Ask your therapist what you can do. For instance, you can help your child do the at-home activities that the SLP suggests. This ensures the continued progress and carry-over of new skills.

Overcoming a speech or language disorder can take time and effort. So it’s important that all family members be patient and understanding with the child.

Speech and Language Disorders Explained

What is Speech-Language Therapy?

Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders.

What are speech disorders?

A speech disorder refers to a problem with making sounds. Speech disorders include:

  • Articulation disorders: These are problems with making sounds in syllables, or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.
  • Fluency disorders: These include problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by unusual stops, partial-word repetitions (“b-b-boy”), or prolonging sounds and syllables (sssssnake).
  • Resonance or voice disorders: These are problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.

What are language disorders?

A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:

  • Receptive disorders are problems with understanding or processing language.
  • Expressive disorders are problems with putting words together, having a limited vocabulary, or being unable to use language in a socially appropriate way.
  • Cognitive-communication disorders are problems with communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem solving.

What are feeding disorders?

 Dysphagia or oral feeding disorders are disorders in the way someone eats or drinks. They include problems with chewing and swallowing, coughing, gagging, and refusing foods.

Insurance Terms

Understanding important terminology pertaining to health insurance is the first step to obtaining a cost-effective coverage plan that serves all of your individual or family needs.


Premium: The amount you pay your insurance company for health coverage each month or year.


Deductible: The amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket before coverage kicks in. Deductibles are usually set at rounded amounts (such as $500 or $1,000). Typically, the lower the premium, the higher the deductible.


Coinsurance: The amount of money you owe to a medical provider once the deductible has been paid. Coinsurance is usually a predetermined percentage of the total bill. If the policy’s co-insurance is set at 15% and the bill comes to $100, the policy-holder owes $15 in co-insurance.


Co-pay: This type of insurance plan is similar to co-insurance, but with one key exception: rather than waiting until the deductible has been paid out, you must make their copayment at the time of service. Most often, copayments are standardized by your plan, meaning you’ll pay the same $30 each time you see a physician, or the same $50 each time you see a specialist.


Out-of-pocket maximum: The amount of money you pay for deductibles and coinsurance charges within a given year before the insurance company starts paying for all covered expenses.


In-network: This term refers to physicians and medical establishments that deliver patient services covered under the insurance plan. In-network providers are generally the cheapest option for policyholders. Insurance companies typically have negotiated lower rates with in-network providers.


Out-of-network: This term refers to physicians and medical establishments not covered under your insurance plan. Services from out-of-network providers are usually more expensive than those rendered by in-network providers. This is because out-of-network providers have not negotiated lower rates with your insurer.


Pre-existing condition: Any chronic disease, disability, or other condition you have at the time of application. In some cases, symptoms or ongoing treatments related to pre-existing conditions cause premiums to be higher than usual.


Waiting period: Many employer-sponsored insurance plans mandate a period of 90 days before employees can enroll in their insurance plans.


Enrollment period / open enrollment: The window of time during which you can apply for health insurance or modify a plan to include your spouse and/or children. Policy-holders are unable to adjust their plan until the next open enrollment unless they experience a qualifying life event. These include a marriage, divorce, birth of a child, changes to individual/household income, or interstate residence relocation.


Dual coverage: The act of maintaining a health plan with more than one insurer. For example, many married people receive coverage from both their employers and their spouse’s employer. Others may opt to receive individual coverage from more than one insurer.


Coordination of benefits: This process is applied by individuals who have two or more existing policies to ensure that their beneficiaries do not receive more than the combined maximum payout for the plans.


Continuation of coverage: This is essentially an extension of insurance coverage offered to individuals no longer covered under a particular plan; it most often applies to former employees and retirees of companies that offer employee coverage. COBRA benefits qualify as continuation coverage.


Referral: An official notice from a qualified physician to an insurer that recommends specialist treatment for a current policy-holder.


Hearing & Communicative Development Checklist

From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

0 to 3 Months

  • Reacts to loud sounds
  • Calms down or smiles when spoken to
  • Recognizes your voice and calms down if crying
  • When feeding, starts or stops sucking in response to sound
  • Coos and makes pleasure sounds
  • Has a special way of crying for different needs
  • Smiles when he or she sees you

4 to 6 Months

  • Follows sounds with his or her eyes
  • Responds to changes in the tone of your voice
  • Notices toys that make sounds
  • Pays attention to music
  • Babbles in a speech-like way and uses many different sounds, including sounds that begin with p, b, and m
  • Laughs
  • Babbles when excited or unhappy
  • Makes gurgling sounds when alone or playing with you

7 to 12 Months

  • Enjoys playing peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
  • Turns and looks in the direction of sounds
  • Listens when spoken to
  • Understands words for common items such as “cup,” “shoe,” or “juice”
  • Responds to requests (“Come here”)
  • Babbles using long and short groups of sounds (“tata, upup, bibibi”)
  • Babbles to get and keep attention
  • Communicates using gestures such as waving or holding up arms
  • Imitates different speech sounds
  • Has one or two words (“Hi,” “dog,” “Dada,” or “Mama”) by first birthday

12 to 24 Months

  • Knows a few parts of the body and can point to them when asked
  • Follows simple commands (“Roll the ball”) and understands simple questions (“Where’s your shoe?”)
  • Enjoys simple stories, songs, and rhymes
  • Points to pictures, when named, in books
  • Acquires new words on a regular basis
  • Uses some one- or two-word questions (“Where kitty?” or “Go bye-bye?”)
  • Puts two words together (“More cookie”)
  • Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words

2 to 3 Years

  • Has a word for almost everything
  • Uses two- or three-word phrases to talk about and ask for things
  • Uses k, g, f, t, d, and n sounds
  • Speaks in a way that is understood by family members and friends
  • Names objects to ask for them or to direct attention to them

3 to 4 Years

  • Hears you when you call from another room
  • Hears the television or radio at the same sound level as other family members
  • Answers simple “Who?” “What?” “Where?” and “Why?” questions
  • Talks about activities at daycare, preschool, or friends’ homes
  • Uses sentences with four or more words
  • Speaks easily without having to repeat syllables or words

4 to 5 Years

  • Pays attention to a short story and answers simple questions about it
  • Hears and understands most of what is said at home and in school
  • Uses sentences that give many details

Welcome Caitlin!

Caitlin began her career at Child’s Play Plus as a Registered Behavior Technician! Her passion for helping people paired with her understanding of CP+ is an excellent addition to the Welcome Team.

As the Rehab Administrative Manager at our Jefferson Park clinic, she will oversee the efficient operation of the Rehab office and is your go-to person for scheduling appointments, updating your child’s information and more! Caitlin is eager to help families here at Child’s Play Plus!

“I look forward to creating a warm and welcoming environment for our patients. I am passionate about doing my job to the best of my abilities while maintaining a safe, fun space for families! I can’t wait to get to know all of you and help you with all of your Speech and OT needs.”

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class!

Picture yourself with us!

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Hands-on Learning

Will Coke and Mentos have a volcano-like reaction? Who will have the biggest explosion? We took our classroom lesson outside to test our theory with this hands-on experiment!

Tour with us!

We welcome you to take a one-on-one tour of one of our 3 convenient locations to get to know us and ask questions! We’re here to guide you every step of the way. Click here to get started!

Dino Day at CP+!

Dino Day was a roaring good time! Dino everything – dance party, classroom activity, cookie decorating and more!


Tees, super soft fleece sweatshirts and lightweight full zip hoodies are here! We’re bringing back some of our favorite tee designs in perfect-for-fall colors. Click here to shop now through September 23!

Splash pads are still open!

There’s still some summer left to enjoy the Fort Wayne area splash pads! Click here to check out the Parks & Rec page for a location near you.

We’re happy to welcome Jared to CP+!

We’re happy to welcome Jared to CP+! The kiddos loved every minute with him this morning. <3

Jared is a part of the Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry that embraces the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who reside with fully trained caregivers.

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from all of us at CP+! Thank you to our dedicated staff who show professionalism and compassion each and every day for our patients.

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class! 🙂

CP+ News

The CP+ Newsletter is here for September! Read all about it here!

Jared the Comfort Dog

Jared the Comfort Dog will be visiting the Jefferson Park clinic on Tuesday, September 6!

Jared is a part of the Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry that embraces the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who reside with fully trained caregivers. We’re happy to welcome Jared to CP+!

Everything You Need To Know About Crypto Arbitrage

Even though arbitrage trading is subject to high transaction fees and demands more significant capital, many traders consider arbitrage a low-risk trading strategy. Whilst the occurrence of market inefficiencies is far more infrequent in traditional financial markets, the opposite seems to be the case in the crypto market. This is due to the way in which the cryptocurrency exchange sector functions. These platforms tend to run siloed systems, resulting in uncorrelated pricing. Therefore, over the years, arbitraging has become one of the go-to strategies for crypto traders. A low correlation in the pricing of an asset across multiple exchanges is indicative of market inefficiencies, which traders – in this case, specifically arbitrageurs – can potentially profit from.

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The trader is able to gain more Bitcoins by making use of the mispricing between these tokens. Trading bots are becoming more and more popular and there are traders who designed bots that are able to take advantage of the mispricing the moment they happen. With triangular arbitrage there are fewer costs involved, especially when done on the same exchange, but it requires an automated algorithm to monitor and discover anomalies in the market. Risks are relatively low unless the market is extremely volatile, but the opportunities will be short-lived and not that frequent. During the same period the price divergence between US and Korean exchanges was more than 15 percent and reached even 40+ percent on some days. The profits from arbitrage during this time are estimated to be at least $1 billion.

Arbitrage and Different Crypto Exchanges

Our infrastructure was built to satisfy the highest requirements of institutional traders on capital markets. If market price trade is not supported by the exchange, then a limit price trade needs to be executed. Limit price orders can sometimes cause the trading order to be stuck if the price has fluctuated before the execution of the order. There are different approaches of buying/selling the 3 assets to achieve triangular arbitrage. With some caveats and a proper understanding of the risk, crypto arbitrage can be legit. The important thing to remember is that you can make a profit from it. You also need to have the proper resources and strategy to do so. Below is an example of the mispricing between the pricing of Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin on a single exchange.

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Our dedicated quant team can design proprietary algorithms exclusively for your challenges, be it asset volatility, transaction fees or security breaches. You need those codes to connect your trading bot to the CEX.IO exchange. HaasOnline, one of the oldest and most reputable bot platforms in the industry, offers some of the most popular and advanced arbitrage robots. This means you can buy Bitcoin with a credit card or buy Ethereum on CEX.IO by connecting your arbitrage bot via the WebSocket API channel.

Trade across different platforms

The usage and monitoring of bots are designed to be straightforward. Although the software architecture is incredibly powerful, the complicated stuff is under the hood. As algorithms are executed on the server-side, we will set a proper hosted server environment for you. You will control the algorithms with lightweight frontend application, that do not have any excessive system requirements. And updated with every change in API is growing and includes exchanges like Coinbase Pro, Bitmex, Binanceor Bitbay. There are 63 different arbitrage combinations that the code was able to identify.
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There are many ways to potentially invest in and use cryptocurrency, including crypto arbitrage. If you are new to this concept, there are a few things you should know about arbitrage between crypto exchanges before you get started. AAX believes cryptocurrency markets will have similar support sooner rather than later. Although initially designed for trading commodities, futures can be used to trade any derivative including digital assets.

Code Repo

Crypto arbitrage opportunities arise due to market inefficiencies, not due to the actions of traders. However, as more people engage in crypto arbitrage, there are fewer opportunities to go around—frequent trading between exchanges nullifies price differences. It is possible to reduce the amount of fees and also waiting time by depositing both crypto and fiat currency in both exchanges you wish to use for arbitrage opportunities. With this method, there is no transfer of the cryptocurrencies between exchanges, which means reduced waiting times.

Stay updated with the world of cryptocurrencies by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter. Our newsletter features the top 10 cryptocurrencies along with the latest news and regulatory updates from around the world. Sell Cryptocurrency 1 in another exchange where the price is higher than the previous exchange. This lesson walks you through the fundamental analysis of cryptocurrencies.

Reliable strategy designed for ambitious Hedge Funds

Read more about ethereum convert to usd here. Large institutional investors engage in what is called latency arbitrage, an approach to trading that allows them to take profit at the expense of slower trading investors. Profits result from exploiting low latency, or the time between when a signal is triggered and when it reaches its destination. In this case, we’re talkin about extremely fast speeds, typically fractions of a second. There is a widespread negative view of latency arbitrage, least of all because it costs retail traders an estimated $5 billion each year. In the case of latency arbitrage, individuals cannot compete against the trading speeds that institutional investors enjoy, putting them at a competitive disadvantage. Bitcoin , Ethereum , Litecoin , Bitcoin Cash and Ripple are leading cryptocurrency products. As always with any trading strategy, it’s important to remember to limit your exposure. Allocate only a portion of your portfolio to any specific trade, no matter how short or how much of a sure thing it seems. While arbitrage opportunities with wide margins are rare, they do exist.
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With a lower supply and the same demand, the price will obviously increase when more buyers try to outbid each other. In town B the market will end up with more apples than potential buyers. To sell the apple surplus the price will have to come down to attract buyers. Over time both prices will converge and the arbitrage opportunity will disappear.. Transaction speed—With rising trade volumes on global crypto exchanges, transactions take longer to complete, which can be a major issue if you need to transfer funds quickly.

What is arbitrage trading and is it really risk free?

You may have a natural eye for trades and spend hours pouring over crypto news and time series. Yet there’s simply no competing with the rapid computing power of arbitrage bots. There are 1,100+ crypto exchanges representing diverse levels of sophistication, liquidity, and trustworthiness. The continuous, dramatic fluctuations in crypto prices naturally lead to many of these markets reporting different values for the same currency. Arbitrage and risk arbitrage are well-known trading techniques, particularly within traditional markets. Large financial institutions utilise advanced bots to automatically arbitrage stocks and similar securities, minimising opportunities for independent traders to compete. Crypto arbitrage, like all forms of crypto trading, is subject to different regulation, depending on your global jurisdiction. You need to be aware of the current regulatory status of digital assets in your region, and local legislation with regard to trading, taxation and consumer protections. This is a relatively new emerging asset class and regulators all over the world are trying to keep pace with rapid developments in the crypto space, with varying degrees of success. Additionally, there is margin arbitrage, where you buy the coin on one exchange and then go short on the exchange where you think the coin is being offered below market value.

Once you spot arbitrage opportunities on different exchanges, you buy the digital asset at a lower price on the first exchange and sell it on the second platform at a higher price. However, you have to ensure that the profit margin is worth the risk. Otherwise, you experience a loss if the exchanges’ prices fluctuate or adjust to the market. Moreover, consider the processing time, deposit and withdrawal fees, and technical problems that may burst your profit bubbles. Triangular arbitrage is the act of exploiting an arbitrage opportunity resulting from a pricing discrepancy among three different currencies. Crypto exchanges continually update the official price of a given crypto asset according to the most recent price at which the asset has been bought or sold on their platforms. Therefore, depending on the supply and demand of a given digital asset at a specific moment, the prices of cryptocurrencies across multiple markets may differ. Hence, this results in crypto arbitrage opportunities that enterprising traders look to exploit.

Is crypto arbitrage illegal?

Since arbitrage seems like a simple way to turn a potential profit, it is fair to ask yourself: is arbitrage legal? In most countries around the world, crypto arbitrage trading is perfectly legal as it contributes to market efficiency.

The most centralized crypto exchanges set their crypto prices using the order book system. There are only a few exceptions of crypto exchanges that base their prices upon other cryptocurrency exchanges. Just like any other arbitrage strategies, the market will return to the equivalent level once traders start to exploit the pricing inefficiencies that are present in the market. These opportunities are therefore often around for a very short period of time. Hence, speed in identifying such opportunities and the ability to react quickly are needed to effectively profit. Three ticker prices are required simultaneously from the exchange to perform the triangular arbitrage. Some exchanges set a rate limit which does not allow repeated api calls. In such a case the api might throw a RateLimitExceeded exception. This can be handled by using a 1-second sleep timer between the api calls. But if the price changes within these couple of seconds then the orders may not execute.

You can operate their bots on more than 18 major exchanges in the cryptocurrency market, and you can even get to know them on a more intimate level, by making the most of a free trial. When it comes to the arbitrage trading strategy, Cryptohopper seems to take this strategy to the next level. Trality is another crypto arbitrage bot that is going to make it really easy for you to trade just like a professional. If you’re looking for one of the best Bitcoin arbitrage bots in industry, then you really need to focus on Quadency. Coinrule is crypto arbitrage software that is known to work with the top 10 most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and offers military-grade encryption and security. If you are seeking an affordable, yet high yield crypto arbitrage bot, Pionex may be a good place for you.

Back to school readiness with CP+

There are many skills that are important as your child begins school and some can be more challenging than expected. That’s okay! Our Speech and Occupational Therapists can address these skill areas to help build a solid foundation. Call us today at 260-373-1050 or visit to learn more!

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Parent’s Night Out!

A big thank you to our staff for hanging out with the kiddos while their parents enjoy a night OUT!

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class! The week wouldn’t be the same without a dance party with the kiddos. 🙂

Play. Learn. Grow.

We asked our staff what our slogan means to them personally… here’s what Rylea has to say!

“Play: Everyday we’re given the opportunity to play with the greatest kids. The best part is we’re working on skills they need to acquire, but they have no idea.
Learn: Everyday I’m at work I get to learn more about the patients and my co-workers. This makes each day fun and exciting!
Grow: I started working at CP+ 7 years ago and I have grown a lot as a person since then. The company has helped me come out of my shell and allowed me to grow into different roles within the company.” – Rylea Prosser, Administrative Manager | Child’s Play Plus

Stay Cool

Stay cool during your visit with a refillable souvenir cup good for hot deals on cold drinks! We love our community and are proud to partner with the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo!

Play. Learn. Grow.

Happy weekend! Make sure you get out there and play, learn, grow!

Thank you!

Special shout out to Bear and Beak Bakery in Huntington! We’re excited to partner up and celebrate our staff birthdays and work anniversaries with sweet treats! A big THANK YOU to our staff for their years of service at CP+!

Tour with us!

We welcome you to take a one-on-one tour of one of our 3 convenient locations to get to know us and ask questions! We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class!

Celebrating Graduations!

We are celebrating graduations here at CP+! It’s bittersweet to say goodbye but we know you all will do great things. We are so honored to be a piece of your child’s life!

“To all of our friends at CP+,

Thank you for helping our son transform in to such an incredible little guy full of humor, empathy, intelligence and wonder. As a team you have worked on the big things and small things that make life easier – for him and for us as a family. The dedication to helping him succeed in “real world” environments while keeping his unique sense of self is what we will always be the first to tell others about.

He is the best of all of us – from his siblings, to his fellow friends at CP+, to each RBT that has spent time with him, the SLPs, OTs and BCBAs. As cliche as it sounds, each of you have left a little pieces of yourself with him. We don’t see the Autism puzzle pieces as anything other than people leaving their own piece for our son to use in the bigger picture we call life.” – Parent

Play. Learn. Grow.

“Thank you guys for all your hard work and support during this process. Glad to officially say I am an RBT!!!!” – Austin Coleman, RBT

Play. Learn. Grow.
We live by this each day! Austin, along with our WHOLE team, is proof that perseverance and hard work pays off! Great work ABA Team!!

August Newsletter

The CP+ Newsletter is here for August! Follow the link to read all about it:

What’s it like to work at CP+?

What’s it like to work at CP+?

“At Child’s Play Plus, the staff’s support is something I had never experienced before. They always encourage me to trust myself and my abilities. Because of their encouragement and my love for the job, I chose to go back to school for my Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification. I am so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way working at CP+ and being a part of this growing company.” – Ashley Truitt, RBT | Junior Apprentice

Reader’s Choice 2022

Thank you to our community for nominating us as your choice in pediatric therapy! We’re honored and proud to serve you!

Intake Process

Are you looking into ABA services for your child? We’ve created this step-by-step guide of our intake process so that you have a clear path ahead and know what to expect. We’re here to guide you every step of the way!

Please reach out to our offices with any questions, to set up your tour or to learn more about what CP+ has to offer!

Welcome to CP+!

A big WELCOME goes out to our newest RBT class!

Picture yourself with us!

Picture yourself with us! Visit our Careers page to see our current job opportunities!

Our mission is to embrace the life and potential of children, of all levels of need, through competent and sincere supportive services in an environment that encourages them to play, learn and grow!

Meet Melissa!

Meet Melissa!

Melissa began her career at Child’s Play Plus as a Registered Behavior Technician! Her passion for helping people paired with her understanding of CP+ is an excellent addition to the Welcome Team.

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University Southern Indiana. Her experience working with children for the past 9 years along with 2 years of administration experience has led her to become our Jefferson Park clinic Administrative Manager. Here she will oversee the clinic’s efficient operation by conducting the finest customer service to families and HR support to staff. She is your go-to person for appointments, updating your child’s information, scheduling parent meetings and more!

“I am so excited for this new role as an Administrative Manager and to meet and get involved with the families.”

Play. Learn. Grow.

Play. Learn. Grow.
We asked our staff what our slogan means to them personally… here’s what Matt has to say!

“I just live it. Honestly, Play. Learn. Grow. is much more than a slogan to me; it is a way of life. During the initial training week, I get to help set the tone for our new staff by modeling how much fun this job can be, and that carries over to the interactions we have with the patients. The learning and growth from the new staff fosters a fun environment for the kids, who in turn are more likely to respond positively to the life-changing therapy we provide.” – Matt Swick, Team Development Leader | Child’s Play Plus

We’re celebrating!

We’re celebrating! Today marks our 8-year anniversary here at Child’s Play Plus.

We’re so thankful to our CP+ families for allowing us to serve you and provide the very best care for your child. We’re excited to continue to play, learn and grow with our community!

Meeting their goals!

Meeting their goals! We’re always proud of our kiddos success stories and this week one of our patients made this really cool outfit for his Build-A-Bear©! Through earned reinforcement, he went on NET to the fabric store, created and constructed the outfit himself! Great job!!

Reader’s Choice!

We’ve been nominated! Thank you to our community for nominating us as your choice in pediatric therapy! We’re honored and proud to serve you!

Voting begins today!

Proudly Sponsoring the Special Stars Baseball Clinic

We’re proud to support this unique opportunity for kids of all abilities! This one-day baseball clinic is geared towards kids ages 5-15 with special needs. Kiddos will enjoy a morning of baseball skill drills, followed by an all-star game and awards ceremony. This annual event is free for families and we’re so proud to be a part of it!


If You Bought $1 Worth of Bitcoin 5 Years Ago, Here’s How Much You’d Have Today

Full BioNathan Reiff has been writing expert articles and news about financial topics such as investing and trading, cryptocurrency, ETFs, and alternative investments on Investopedia since 2016. It was in 2010 that the most expensive pizzas of all time were purchased. One Bitcoin owner offered 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas, an offer that continues to live on in Bitcoin lore. It’s considered the first time that anyone used virtual currency to buy something in the real world. Amid all of this speculation, however, it’s important to remember that Bitcoin is tough to use for everyday purchases. Major companies that introduced ways to pay with Bitcoin have quietly walked back those initiatives. Still, in little more than a decade, it seems that cryptocurrency, and in particular, Bitcoin, has become the most exciting trading opportunity in a long time. is an independent, advertising-supported publisher and comparison service. We are compensated in exchange for placement of sponsored products and, services, or by you clicking on certain links posted on our site.

Any client with a notional size above this limit is at risk of having their cryptocurrency positions reduced. There are custodial services for those who wish to entrust a third party with safeguarding their funds, but otherwise, the user is solely responsible. It’s not necessary to submit your personal information when setting up a Bitcoin wallet or transacting in Bitcoin. Technically, the network is said to be pseudonymous, rather than anonymous – if anyone can connect your personal wallet to your identity, they can view every transaction you’ve made. Transaction fees on the network vary, and increase during periods of congestion – however, with no overhead costs, the fees are still lower than with wire transfers or other forms of international money transfer. Service on the network is not restricted by times, time zones, bank holidays – there are no interruptions, and value can be sent and received within minutes at any time. Bitcoin’s price plunges again, continuing a rapid drop in December 2017, and leading to yet more speculation of a permanent bubble burst. It’s been speculated that this fall was due to the launch of a Bitcoin futures market. Bitcoin is traded for the first time, peer-to-peer on a Bitcoin forum.

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Although its intentional misspelling refers to HODL , not to sell at times of high volatility or big drops since the trend of bitcoin has historically been on the rise. This same technique is used in traditional finance under ‘passive investing’, historically, this strategy has paid more than ‘actively investing’. The price of one bitcoin in terms of the US dollar has varied from five cents to over $1,000 since its creation in 2009. Bitcoin trades simultaneously for different prices on different exchanges, and the price is highly volatile.
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The founders were Gavin Andresen, Jon Matonis, Patrick Murck,Charlie Shrem, and Peter Vessenes. After a May 2020 YouTube documentary pointed to Adam Back as the creator of bitcoin, widespread discussion ensued. The real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto still remains a matter of dispute. An Internet search by an anonymous blogger of texts similar in writing to the bitcoin whitepaper suggests Nick Szabo’s “bit gold” articles as having a similar author. Nick denied being Satoshi, and stated his official opinion on Satoshi and bitcoin in a May 2011 article. Get the latest crypto news, updates, and reports by subscribing to our free newsletter. In order to determine for yourself if it is a good investment, it is important to understand the risk and only invest amount that you are comfortable losing. However, if you physically lose your hardware wallet without a key phrase backup, there is no other way of recovering your funds ever. As such when setting up your hardware wallet, always remember to keep a copy of the key phrase and put it somewhere safe from fire or flood.

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Up until July 2017, bitcoin users maintained a common set of rules for the cryptocurrency. On 1 August 2017 bitcoin split into two derivative digital currencies, the bitcoin chain with 1 MB blocksize limit and the Bitcoin Cash chain with 8 MB blocksize limit. In October 2013, the FBI seized roughly 26,000 BTC from website Silk Road during the arrest of alleged owner Ross William Ulbricht. Two companies, Robocoin and Bitcoiniacs launched the world’s first bitcoin ATM on 29 October 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, allowing clients to sell or purchase bitcoin currency at a downtown coffee shop. Chinese internet giant Baidu had allowed clients of website security services to pay with bitcoins.

Bitcoin Is Dead As Predicted – Don’t Get Sucked In (BTC-USD) – Seeking Alpha

Bitcoin Is Dead As Predicted – Don’t Get Sucked In (BTC-USD).

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While there is no guarantee you will get any of your money back, bitcoin has become the most valuable and commonly held among the thousands of cryptocurrencies that have since been created. As the first cryptocurrency, bitcoin has the longest record for investors to consider. The potential reward comes with higher risk, so make sure any investment in bitcoin is included in your broader portfolio’s riskier, more aggressive allocation. Conservative predictions of bitcoin say the cryptocurrency will reach $100,000 by 2023, but more bullish crypto enthusiasts say $250,000 isn’t far from sight. Big financial institutions have made their own predictions as well, with JPMorgan seeing a long-term high of $146,000 and Bloomberg saying it could hit $400,000 by 2022. A recent study by Deutsche Bank found that about a quarter of bitcoin investors believe bitcoin prices will be over $110,000 in five years. Because bitcoin is so new, price predictions are mostly informed speculations. Any data, text or other content on this page is provided as general market information and not as investment advice. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results. CoinDesk is an independently managed media company, wholly owned by the Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

In February 2011, BTC’s price reached parity with the U.S dollar for the first time. The milestone encouraged new investors into the market, and over the next four months, bitcoin’s price continued to rise – peaking at over $30. Bitcoin has great volatility because it has not yet reached a large market capitalization and high speculation by large Bitcoin holders, making the market react to relevant news. As a result, the dollar is a consolidated currency with solid support due to the low risk that its country presents. One strategy to escape volatility is through the strategy known as HODL.

In January 2015, Coinbase raised US$75 million as part of a Series C funding round, smashing the previous record for a bitcoin company. The exchange remained offline for several days amid speculation that customers had lost their funds. Bitstamp resumed trading on 9 January after increasing security measures and assuring customers that their account balances would not be impacted. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a digital asset that uses cryptography to control its creation and management rather than relying on central authorities. Originally designed as a medium of exchange, Bitcoin is now primarily regarded as a store of value. The history of bitcoin started with its invention and implementation by Satoshi Nakamoto, who integrated many existing ideas from the cryptography community. Over the course of bitcoin’s history, it has undergone rapid growth to become a significant store of value both on- and offline. From the mid-2010s, some businesses began accepting bitcoin in addition to traditional currencies.

The Bitcoin network is essentially a ledger containing a record of all Bitcoin transactions made since 2009, the network launch. There are thousands of nodes, which anyone can operate anonymously. Nobody owns or controls the Bitcoin network, and updates to the software are accepted by community consensus. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash which can be spent peer-to-peer. Bitcoin initially grew in part because it promised freedom from government-issued centralised authorities. Over the years though, it has developed into an asset class that many serious investors also have in their portfolios, and not just people who are following its digital ideals. There are several differences between a blockchain and a database, including the level of control.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are like the email of the financial world. The currency doesn’t exist in a physical form, and the coin is transacted directly between the sender and the receiver without banking intermediaries to facilitate the transaction. Everything is done publicly through a transparent, immutable, distributed ledger technology called blockchain. By early 2013, the leading cryptocurrency had recovered from a prolonged bearish episode and rose above $1,000, albeit only briefly. But with the infamous Mt Gox hack, China announcing its first ban on crypto and other situations, it took a further four years for the BTC price to return to above $1,000 again. Once that level was passed, however, bitcoin’s price continued to surge dramatically throughout 2017 until BTC peaked at its previous long-standing all-time high of $19,850.

It’s a financial system backed by thousands of computers, known as ‘nodes’, around the world, instead of a single central bank or government, i.e. hence the term ‘decentralization’. The Bitcoin price page is just one in Price Index that features price history, price ticker, market cap, and live charts for the top cryptocurrencies. Investors who have their bitcoin on exchanges or wallets that support the new currency will soon see their holdings double, with one unit in bitcoin cash added for every bitcoin. But that doesn’t mean the value of investors’ holdings will double. Every 210,000 blocks, or about once every four years, the number of bitcoin received from each block reward is halved to gradually reduce the number of bitcoin entering the space over time. As of 2021, miners receive 6.25 bitcoins each time they mine a new block. The next bitcoin halving is expected to occur in 2024 and will see bitcoin block rewards drop to 3.125 bitcoins per block.

  • Some marketplaces enable you to load your bitcoins onto a debit card that automatically converts them to dollars.
  • By using this feature you can easily convert Bitcoins to USD, for example, and send the proceeds right to your card.
  • The digital marketplace will quickly and easily convert your bitcoins to dollars and transfer them to a debit card, bank account, or digital wallet of your choice.
  • So, if you can see a significant increase or decrease in the BTC price, but the trading volume pillar is lower than many others shown nearby, that means market participants will most likely don’t support this shift.

The year ended at a price of about $29,374 — the highest it had ever been. Just like you shouldn’t let a price drop influence your decision to buy bitcoin, don’t let a sudden price increase alter your long-term investment strategy. Even more importantly, don’t start buying more Bitcoin just because the price is rising. It’s the original and most valuable cryptocurrency by far, despite its huge — and normal — swings in recent months, ranging in value from less than $30,000 to more than $60,000. Bitcoin has also seen a surge of new investors, with more than half of all current bitcoin holders having bought in the past year. The NextAdvisor Investability Score gives crypto investors a comprehensive view of a coin’s performance. We consider nine general factors covering nearly 30 unique data points — grouped by performance and trustworthiness — to score each coin between 0 and 100. For a dynamic and representative score, we use the top 85 cryptos by market cap as a basis for comparing performance. When you’re using the Instant Buy option, you can see how much to pay for the exact amount of crypto according to the current market price.
But there are no guarantees when it comes to investing in crypto. As quickly as bitcoin falls, it can just as rapidly climb again. Volatility is the norm for crypto, mostly due to it being an immature market. There are also new regulations and policies that are constantly reshaping the market and causing drastic swings — and hype on social media. Bitcoin broke $1 in April 2011, entering its first mini “bull run” and rising by roughly 3,000% over the next three months. Bitcoin didn’t bounce back in 2012, finishing the year between $13 and $14. By November 2013, bitcoin broke $1,000 — then the price dropped dramatically by December to around $530.

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In February of 2011, BTC reached $1.00, achieving parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time. Months later, the price of BTC reached $10 and then quickly soared to $30 on the Mt. Gox exchange. Bitcoin had risen 100x from the year's starting price of about $0.30.

Some local regulations require platforms to obtain special licenses in their country while others are not crypto-friendly at all. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is an internationally recognized set of security requirements related to gathering and storing card credentials. If the platform has this certificate, that means it passed the regular checks by independent auditors. Thus, you can be sure that no one can steal and use your card data.

How would the system be able to determine that she has enough bitcoin to execute the transaction and also to ensure she does not double spend that same amount. Take control of your financial future with information and inspiration on starting a business or side hustle, earning passive income, and investing for independence. Once you’ve learned the lingo, accepted the risk, and met your other financial priorities, you’ll need to actually buy in. The process for buying bitcoin is the same as the process for buying any other altcoin. Bitcoin’s high point of the year so far remains in the earliest days of January, when it nearly hit $48,000. In that same month, bitcoin also hit its six-month low as it dipped below $34,000. Bitcoin has lost 40% of its value since its Nov. 10 all-time high above $68,000. Sorry, we don’t have information for one of the dates you selected. This calculator is not realtime – try querying data for a previous month. Finally, make sure that the company can operate in your area.

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1. Ethereum (ETH) The first Bitcoin alternative on our list, Ethereum (ETH), is a decentralized software platform that enables smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) to be built and run without any downtime, fraud, control, or interference from a third party.

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Bitcoin and Hard Assets Will Win as Inflation Rises, Novogratz Says and Sees BTC at USD 500K – Cryptonews

Bitcoin and Hard Assets Will Win as Inflation Rises, Novogratz Says and Sees BTC at USD 500K.

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 10:46:00 GMT [source]

On 23 June 2013, it was reported that the US Drug Enforcement Administration listed 11.02 bitcoins as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice seizure notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881. Read more about how to read the order book here. This marked the first time a government agency claimed to have seized bitcoin. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit group, started accepting bitcoins in January 2011, then stopped accepting them in June 2011, citing concerns about a lack of legal precedent about new currency systems. The EFF’s decision was reversed on 17 May 2013 when they resumed accepting bitcoin. “Satoshi Nakamoto” is presumed to be a pseudonym for the person or people who designed the original bitcoin protocol in 2008 and launched the network in 2009.

However, when Bitcoin was launched in 2009, not all of these coins were released. Through a digital mining process, you are able to discover new bitcoin. This involved discovering the unique has of new blocks through an algorithm. You might be surprised how much you can lose when converting just 1 BTC to USD (or even just 0.1 BTC).

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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and California Do Not Sell My Personal Information. NextAdvisor may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Bitcoin skyrocketed to an all-time high over $64,000 in the first half of 2021, then just as quickly fell back below $30,000 over the summer. Bitcoin hit another all-time high over $68,000 in November 2021, but by January 2022 had dropped back below $35,000. At the start of 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic shut down the economy, bitcoin’s price started to accelerate in its upward climb. By December 2020, bitcoin’s price had increased by over 300% since January. The year ended at a price of about $29,374 — the highest it had ever been. But thanks to media coverage and the steep rise in bitcoin’s price, the crypto industry started to take off between 2017 and 2019. At the start of 2017, bitcoin finally broke $1,000 again and kicked off a bull run phase.

  • Market cap is calculated by multiplying the asset”s circulating supply with its current price.
  • In order to determine for yourself if it is a good investment, it is important to understand the risk and only invest amount that you are comfortable losing.
  • Mainstream investors, governments, economists, and scientists took notice, and other entities began developing cryptocurrencies to compete with Bitcoin.

BTC has a maximum supply of 21 million coins — a notable point of focus when discussing BTC value. Create a chart for any currency pair in the world to see their currency history. These currency charts use live mid-market rates, are easy to use, and are very reliable. Our currency rankings show that the most popular US Dollar exchange rate is the USD to USD rate. Our currency rankings show that the most popular a dolares here. These are the highest points the exchange rate has been at in the last 30 and 90-day periods.

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Prior to the release of bitcoin, there were a number of digital cash technologies starting with the issuer-based ecash protocols of David Chaum and Stefan Brands. The idea that solutions to computational puzzles could have some value was first proposed by cryptographers Cynthia Dwork and Moni Naor in 1992. The idea was independently rediscovered by Adam Back who developed hashcash, a proof-of-work scheme for spam control in 1997. The first proposals for distributed digital scarcity based cryptocurrencies were Wei Dai’s b-money and Nick Szabo’s bit gold.
The first two were due to events involving Tesla and Coinbase, respectively, whilst the latter. Tesla’s announcement that it had acquired 1.5 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of the digital coin as well as the IPO of the U.S.’ biggest crypto exchange fueled mass interest. The world’s most well-known cryptocurrency, however, suffered a notable correction in April after speculation on government regulation. Another reason, according to experts, was an electricity blackout in the Xinjiang region in China. This unexpected development led to a decline in the Bitcoin hashrate – how many Bitcoins are being mined – and potentially spooked investors into selling their assets. According to a 2020 research based off IP addresses from so-called hashers that used certain Bitcoin mining pools, more than half of all the Bitcoin mining occurred in China. The third price hike was connected to the launch of a Bitcoin ETF in the United States. Nowadays, cryptocurrencies are often called digital assets, because we can buy, sell, trade them just like traditional assets on the stock market. Thus, the majority of crypto enthusiasts are investors or traders who are trying to get a profit by speculating on crypto prices.

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Why is Bitcoin going up right now?

Bitcoin broke a key resistance level making investors believe there is further upside. Rising inflation and the potential for even more stimulus continues to push people to safe-haven assets. Increased adoption from payment applications like PayPal will give far more people easy access to cryptocurrency.

Binance is not responsible for the reliability and accuracy of such third-party sites and their contents. Because Bitcoin is decentralized and community-driven, many upgrades to Bitcoin come in the form of formal proposals called Bitcoin Improvement Proposals, or BIPs. This ensures that the software is always undergoing upgrades that can further contribute to the community’s needs. Anyone can propose a BIP, and the community will reject or approve of the BIP collectively. One major upgrade to Bitcoin’s consensus protocol is the SegWit Upgrade, proposed in BIP 141 and designed to help the bitcoin scale to support more transactions to meet growing demand. BIPs like these change Bitcoin’s consensus rules, resulting in forks. The percent change in trading volume for this asset compared to 7 days ago. The price of bitcoin started off as zero and made its way to the market price you see today. It appears that the market is placing value for the following reasons. It has a circulating supply of 19 Million BTC coins and a total supply of 21 Million.

Within minutes, the price reverted to its correct user-traded value. Accounts with the equivalent of more than US$8,750,000 were affected. The number of businesses accepting bitcoin continued to increase. In January 2017, NHK reported the number of online stores accepting bitcoin in Japan had increased 4.6 times over the past year. BitPay CEO Stephen Pair declared the company’s transaction rate grew 3× from January 2016 to February 2017, and explained usage of bitcoin is growing in B2B supply chain payments. Bitcoin’s value is being rated against a depreciating paper asset with a bad heart. We all do this by default, but I could write 3000 words on why a bitcoin is more valuable than a dollar, and the market agrees, obviously. In the end, the question may not be how many dollars a bitcoin is worth–every fiat currency known to man has collapsed, and the U.S.

Since there is no central figure like a bank to verify the transactions and maintain the ledger, a copy of the ledger is distributed across Bitcoin nodes. A node is a piece of software that anybody can download and run to participate in the network. With that, everybody has a copy of how much balance Alice and Bob has, and there will be no dispute of fund balance. As the bank maintains the ledger, they will do the verification as to whether Alice has enough funds to send to Bob. Finally when the transaction successfully takes place, the Bank will deduct Alice’s account and credit Bob’s account with the latest amount. The future of bitcoin and bitcoin’s price remains uncertain. Because bitcoin cash initially drew its value from bitcoin’s market cap, it caused bitcoin’s value to drop by an amount proportional to its adoption on launch. Supporters of the newly formed bitcoin cash believe the currency will “breath new life into” the nearly 10-year-old bitcoin by addressing some of the issues facing bitcoin of late, such as slow transaction speeds. But while fraudulent credit-card purchases are reversible, bitcoin transactions are not.


When you’re looking for a place where to buy Bitcoin or other virtual currencies, a robust crypto exchange platform will come in handy. To make your crypto purchases simple and convenient, many of them are supporting transfers from debit cards and credit cards, since it’s probably the most popular payment methods for now. When using cards online, people care most about the security of their operations and card data. Because no one wants to lose funds as a result of an internet scam. So, when you found a Bitcoin trading platform, make sure it’s secure enough before making any operations. It’s worth mentioning that crypto markets are highly volatile.

Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius has a plan to pay back its customers: Mine more Bitcoin – Fortune

Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius has a plan to pay back its customers: Mine more Bitcoin.

Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:29:11 GMT [source]

This was the first time since July 2021 that Bitcoin closed under $30,000. Bitcoin dropped below $23,000 for the first time since December 2020. Bitcoin’s price fluctuations primarily stem from investors and traders betting on an ever-increasing price in anticipation of riches. The cryptocurrency has undergone several rallies and crashes since it became available. This article offers insight into Bitcoin’s volatility and some reasons why its price acts the way it does. Bitfinex allows up to 10x leverage trading by providing traders with access to the peer-to-peer funding market. The best day to change US dollars in Bitcoin was the Saturday, 18 June 2022.

In turn, the US dollar is the world’s most widely traded fiat currency. The cryptocurrency market, particularly Bitcoin, is extremely volatile, allowing for a lot of speculation. Given the popularity of BTC/USD exchange transactions, traders have a plethora of opportunities to profit from trading with the pair. The BTC/USD crypto-to-fiat pair’s high volatility makes it a viable alternative to traditional Forex markets. Bitcoin traders can always profit from price fluctuations in the cryptocurrency. You can profit from the price difference by going long or short, depending on the Bitcoin to USD price movement. Conversion rates are based on CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index and the price indices of other digital assets. World currency prices are based on rates obtained via Open Exchange Rates. First, you’ll want to choose a cryptocurrency trading platform to exchange your U.S. dollars for bitcoin or other digital currencies. Depending on the exchange you choose, you may need to provide information like your Social Security number, ID, and your source of income when you create your account.

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Another crypto lender Vauld pauses withdrawals as market crash takes its toll.

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The carnage in the crypto market is partly caused by pressure from macroeconomic forces, including spiraling inflation and a succession of Fed rate hikes. We have also seen these blue chip cryptos track equities lower. It doesn’t help that crypto firms are laying off large swaths of employees, and some of the most popular names in the industry are facing solvency meltdowns. Sorry, we don’t have information for one of the dates you selected.
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The percentage of IG client accounts with positions in this market that are currently long or short. Founder Buterin was said to hold just 630,000 Ether tokens and factoring a reported sale, is said to own less than half a percent of total Ether tokens in circulation. Decentralized applications benefit from immutability, ensuring that no third party will interfere with data. They are also corruption and tamper proof, making censorship impossible, and are secure against hacking attacks and fraudulent activities. Decentralized applications will never go down and can never be switched off. Some possible uses of ether include merchant remittance, sending funds to a friend for dinner and even buying a cup of coffee. When you return to the cookie will be retrieved from your machine and the values placed into the calculator.

Russian-Canadian Vitalik Buterin is perhaps the best known of the bunch. He authored the original white paper that first described Ethereum in 2013 and still works on improving the platform to this day. Prior to ETH, Buterin co-founded and wrote for the Bitcoin Magazine news website. Ethereum was first described in a 2013 whitepaper by Vitalik Buterin. Buterin, along with other co-founders, secured funding for the project in an online public crowd sale in the summer of 2014. The project team managed to raise $18.3 million in Bitcoin, and Ethereum’s price in the Initial Coin Offering was $0.311, with over 60 million Ether sold. Taking Ethereum’s price now, this puts the return on investment at an annualized rate of over 270%, essentially almost quadrupling your investment every year since the summer of 2014. This dramatic volatility attracted global attention with the mainstream media running near-daily reports on the price of Ether. The publicity generated has been a major boon for the ecosystem, attracting thousands of new developers and business ventures alike.

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In August 2014, Ethereum launched its native token, ether, through an initial coin offering . Some 50 million ETHs were sold at a price of $0.31 per coin, raising over $16 million for the project. In September 2021, there were around 117.5 million ETH coins in circulation, 72 million of which were issued in the genesis block — the first ever block on the Ethereum blockchain. Of these 72 million, 60 million were allocated to the initial contributors to the 2014 crowd sale that funded the project, and 12 million were given to the development fund. In 2022, Ethereum plans to switch to proof-of-stake with its Ethereum 2.0 update. This switch has been in the Ethereum roadmap since the network’s inception and would see a new consensus mechanism, as well as introduce sharding as a scaling solution. The current Ethereum chain will become the Beacon Chain and serve as a settlement layer for smart contract interactions on other chains. With EIP-1559, this process is handled by an automated bidding system, and there is a set “base fee” for transactions to be included in the next block. Furthermore, users who wish to speed up their transactions can pay a “priority fee” to a miner for faster inclusion.

  • Ethereum, is a decentralized platform that allows for the running of applications without any downtime, fraud, censorship of third-party interference.
  • The founding team of Ethereum are known individuals which includes Vitalik Buterin, Mihai Alisie, Anthony Di lorio, Charles Hoskinson, Amir Chetrit, Joseph Lubin, Gavin Wood, and Jeffrey Wilke.
  • Although ETH was able to break the local downtrend and retest the important $3500 level, it has since rolled over and broken below the ascending support.
  • This dramatic volatility attracted global attention with the mainstream media running near-daily reports on the price of Ether.

Ethereum, is a decentralized platform that allows for the running of applications without any downtime, fraud, censorship of third-party interference. Ethereum uses blockchain technology to allow network users to send and receive payments. A simple explanation for how the network operates is that it uses a massive amount of nodes that are all connected. Any transactions that take place on the network are automatically recorded and distributed on an open ledger. Ethereum 2.0 is an upgrade that aims to solve the blockchain trilemma – security, scalability, and decentralization.

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A distributed ledger is a database, digitally recording transaction information using cryptography, making it secure and unforgeable. Using a blockchain ensures security and manages digital relationships as part of a system of record. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger called out stock-market gamblers, dismissed bitcoin as worthless, and underlined usd to eth the risks of inflation. Deposit crypto to our exchange and trade with deep liquidity and low fees. Although ETH was able to break the local downtrend and retest the important $3500 level, it has since rolled over and broken below the ascending support. Unless ETH can recover back above $2900ish in the short-term, I think the selling will escalate.

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Unlike traditional apps, these Ethereum-based applications, called “decentralized applications,” or dapps, are self-executing thanks to the use of smart contracts. Ethereum is a decentralized open-source blockchain system that features its own cryptocurrency, Ether. ETH works as a platform for numerous other cryptocurrencies, as well as for the execution of decentralized smart contracts. Ethereum is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies on the market today. The live price of ETH is $ 2,830.67 per (ETH / USD) today with a current market cap of $ 341.40B USD.

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Ethereum’s own purported goal is to become a global platform for decentralized applications, allowing users from all over the world to write and run software that is resistant to censorship, downtime and fraud. Last week, we discussed bearish sentiment emerging in the marketplace. However, this week we’ll see that several major developments have taken place to indicate that Ethereum adoption is still well underway. In last week’s piece, we examined ongoing adoption in the Ethereum network.

Why Ethereum is low?

Ethereum gas fees plummet to six-month low amid waning interest in DeFi and NFTs. Ethereum’s gas fees have plummeted to their lowest since August 2021. According to analysts, the latest trigger for the fall could be due to the waning interest in NFTs and DeFi .

As mentioned above, Ethereum was originally conceived by Buterin, the Russian-Canadian computer programmer. There are plans, however, to transition the network to a proof-of-stake algorithm tied to the major Ethereum 2.0 update, which launched in late 2020. Interestingly, less than two months after the London upgrade was implemented, the network had burned over $1 billion worth of Ether. It included five Ethereum Improvement Proposals , namely EIP-3529, EIP-3198, EIP-3541, and most notably EIP-1559 and EIP-3554.

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These currency charts use live mid-market rates, are easy to use, and are very reliable. Our currency rankings show that the most popular US Dollar exchange rate is the USD to USD rate. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Ethereum exchange rate is the ETH to USD rate. These are the highest points the exchange rate has been at in the last 30 and 90-day periods. This means that you are able to leverage your investment by opening positions of larger size than the funds you have to deposit. Margin requirements vary from instrument to instrument and can be changed at any time to reflect market conditions.

What will ETH be worth in 5 years?

With a 5-year investment, the revenue is expected to be around +406.05%. According to our ETH price prediction, the coin might cross $3000 price mark by the end of 2022. The maximum price might be around $3305 and the minimum around $2247. The average price of Ethereum for December 2022 might be around $2644.

The United States dollar is the most widely used currency in the world and is regarded a benchmark currency. This is a visual representation of the price action in the market, over a certain period of time. Ether tokens are created to fund the Ethereum blockchain development and expansion. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum was not created to provide an alternative to fiat money, while Ethereum’s smart contract offering has made it the chosen payment source in initial coin offerings.

It said it would start to mine Ethereum in its latest bid to turn a profit. In June 2017, Ethereum was positioned to surpass bitcoin as the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, according to Coindesk. In the next major phase of development, Ethereum’s Beacon chain will be bridged to the main Ethereum network and will replace the current, energy-intensive proof-of-work system with proof-of-stake. Network stakeholders known as “validators” will begin producing blocks, verifying transactions and managing the security of the blockchain in place of miners after Ethereum and Eth 2.0 are merged. Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, Ethereum’s cryptocurrency has an unbounded supply, meaning there is no limit to how many ether can enter circulation. If you would like to know where to buy Ethereum at the current rate, the top cryptocurrency exchanges for trading in Ethereum stock are currently Binance, OKX, MEXC, BingX, and CoinFLEX.

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Ethereum is an open source, public blockchain that was created to address the vulnerability of personal data stored on the internet. The principal of Ethereum’s blockchain is to decentralize information stored on the web, competing against internet-based data warehouse companies, to protect internet-based data from theft. Ethereum has a current circulating supply of 117,765,776 tokens. Ethereum allows users to build and deploy software, commonly in the form of Dapps, which are then powered by a global distributed network of computers all running Ethereum. The Ethereum network is decentralized, making it highly resistant to any form of censorship or downtime. Circulating supply shows the number of coins or tokens that have been issued so far. The percent change in trading volume for this asset compared to 7 days ago. Binance has the lowest transaction fee rate amongst all major trading platforms.

The Ethereum price page is part of Price Index that features price history, price ticker, market cap, and live charts for the top cryptocurrencies. Ethereum token standards are the blueprints for creating tokens that are compatible with the broader Ethereum network. These include tokens that can be traded for one another as well as tokens that are inherently unique and cannot be mutually exchanged . Ethereum token standards were invented by Ethereum developers to help users create new digital currencies more easily, faster and cheaper than starting from scratch.

Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies have been gaining in popularity as they represent a viable alternative to more traditional payment methods. These cryptos can provide a number of potential benefits, and are considered to be a very convenient means of sending or receiving payments. A survey recently cited by Nathaniel Popper in The New York Times indicates that businesses are far more bullish on ether, and the future usage of Ethereum, than bitcoin. Almost 94% of surveyed firms said they feel positive about the state of Ether tokens. Only 49% of firms surveyed had a positive feeling about bitcoin. There are two popular programming languages that are typically used to write Ethereum smart contracts. The first one is called Solidity which has very close similarities to Javascript and C++.

In 2018 the amount raised through Ethereum-enabled ICOs reached almost $8bn, increasing from just $90m in 2016. The price of Ethereum has fluctuated wildly in its short history. At its launch in July 2015, the price of an Ethereum token was just $0.43. In the years following, the price of Ethereum would see a high of $1,422.47 in January 2018 before dropping by over 80% 9 months later. Accessible Ethereum insight for investors, users and passers-by. Join 10,000+ others who digest unique & fundamental analysis each week. Last week, we discussed ongoing adoption in the Ethereum network. This week, we’ll take a look at the challenges that lie ahead for Ethereum amid negative sentiment around China’s trading and mining crackdown. Barchart is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

This means higher activity on the network would lead to more ETH burned, and the decreasing supply should lead to appreciation of Ethereum price, all things equal. This has the potential to make Ethereum deflationary, something ETH holders are excited about — a potential appreciation in Ethereum price today. Ethereum has pioneered the concept of a blockchain smart contract platform. Smart contracts are computer programs that automatically execute the actions necessary to fulfill an agreement between several parties on the internet. They were designed to reduce the need for trusted intermediates between contractors, thus reducing transaction costs while also increasing transaction reliability. This website is intended to provide a clear summary of Ethereum’s current and historical price as well as important updates from the industry. Ethereum ERC20 token prices can also be found in the menu options along with other coin data such as BTC, XRP and others. Prices are updated every minute in real-time and the open/close prices are recorded at midnight UTC. Ethereum was first conceived in 2013 by its founder, Vitalik Buterin.

The Beacon chain will act as the main coordinator between these shards, randomly assigning validators to each. From ether’s official launch date in 2014 to March 2017, the token’s price remained rangebound between $0.70 and $21. It wasn’t until the 2017 bull crypto market started to pick up in May of that year that ETH price went above $100 for the first time. From there, ether skyrocketed to a peak of $414 in June 2017 before correcting. It took another five months for bullish momentum to regain strength. By that point, the entire crypto market was starting to experience huge buying pressure, which elevated almost every crypto token to new highs. By January 2018, ETH’s price peaked at $1,418 before it fell sharply. The risks of loss from investing in CFDs can be substantial and the value of your investments may fluctuate. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Water safety!

Water safety! Did you know that your suit color matters? High visibility colors are a great idea when it comes to choosing a swimsuit (no matter the skill level). Look for bright colors like red, orange and neon – all of which will keep your kids more visible!

Other things to remember:
– Always supervise children with your full attention.
– Close and secure gates to unattended pool.
– Swim lessons for your child.
– Talk to your child about the importance of safety around the water.

Play. Learn. Grow.

Our BCBA team spends time with each patient regularly to assess their growth and ensure their treatment plan is always up to date!

Asian Nuptial Customs

Asian nuptial traditions have their roots in Yoga. While there happen to be varying understanding of these traditions, the main purpose is to symbolize the transformation of a bride out of a child into a woman. Often , the bride’s mother performs this wedding ceremony. However , anyone who wishes the bride very well can perform the ritual. Anybody doing the brushing will brush the bride’s hair even though making a large number of wishes forever fortune. It truly is believed that bride will be blessed during this time.

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The forefathers have a unique place in a large number of Asian cultures. For example , in Chinese and Thai culture, ancestors own special places in the home. This kind of place can be decorated with pictures and incense. Additionally it is traditional to present gift ideas to the ancestors and forefathers. In addition to being a component of the wedding, these traditions can also carry good luck and long life to the couple.

The marriage feast day is definitely held before a safety tips for online dating almost holy fire. hot asian wifes It is a symbol of refinement and represents the fire god Agni. The fire is often lit having a extraordinary wood. A priest mélodies sacred Sanskrit texts ahead of it. Guests also chuck offerings in to the fire.

The bride’s family and friends also are important areas of the wedding. The bride’s relatives and buddies will usually be there to help her prepare for the nuptials. Several couples will likewise have a second wedding. To describe it in held in the evening, in a wedding ceremony hall. The bride and groom wear man made fiber or other similar substances. The wedding wedding also includes a reception.

Spirit Week!

We’re gearing up for the long weekend with a fun-filled Spirit Week! Kiddos are encouraged to participate and enjoy the week’s festivities with their therapy team!

Welcome Zach!

Please help us welcome Zach Smith to our Speech Team!

Zach is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in developmental speech and language as well as alternative-augmentative communication. Zach has an extensive background including practicing medical speech-language pathology in a hospital and skilled nursing facilities, to most recently in public schools working with pre-school and elementary aged children. This is where he found his passion to work in pediatrics. Here at Child’s Play Plus, Zach works with patients to identify and treat developmental delays that adversely impact communication by providing quality, individualized treatment.

“I want to help my patients reach their full potential as communicators and learners. ‘Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9’” – Zach Smith, CCC-SLP

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Our mission is to embrace the life and potential of children, of all levels of need, through competent and sincere supportive services in an environment that encourages them to play, learn and grow!

Picnic in the park

One of our kiddos saved up her token money to buy a picnic in the park and time to play!

ABA + circle time

ABA + circle time in the classroom is so much more than hearing a story. We work on skills such as following directions from a teacher, tolerating sitting in a group with peers, hand raising, listening skills, imitating peers and turn taking just to name a few!

Water balloons!

Our Huntington kiddos made good use of this summer-like weather today with a game of water balloon toss!

Astrology and Online dating sites

The use of zodiac in online dating services is a relatively new phenomenon, however, many millennials and Gen Zers are all for it. Others are cynics, worried that people will disqualify fits based on their birth charts. Regardless of your own personal thoughts and opinions on astrology, it is important to make certain that your profile is definitely authentic and honest.

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If you are a Libra, you should do not forget that astrology can help you make very good suits. While you should never reject somebody for their astrological indication, it can help you narrow down the pool of potential matches. For example , Virgos may favor people who publish their love of order, while Scorpios can easily want a partner who will encourage them.

Astrology can be an extremely helpful tool with regards to online dating. Sometimes, it can even assist you in finding a suitable spouse. A study upon astrology and online dating seen that people which have the same horoscope are more likely to complement. For example , a Leo and a Taurus are more suitable than a Libra and Capricorn. Applying astrology to match people is thrilling can help you reduce your choices. It can possibly help you prevent being declined by a person you are drawn to.

A new dating iphone app based on zodiac has been developed by Rachel Lo. The app uses a complex algorithm to complement persons based on their birth charts. The algorithm takes into account all of the major facets of a person’s birth graph and or.

OT projects!

Finger paint projects! Our OT patients had a great time creating something extra special for their moms!