Teach Your Child to Say a Sound Correctly

teach your child to say a sound correctly

Does your child have trouble saying certain sounds? Have you tried correcting your child but he still says it wrong? Many children have trouble saying certain sounds when they’re little, but as the age, they should become more clear.  Here are some guidelines to help you know if your child is on track: 2-year-olds should […]

Teens and a New Arrival – 11 Ways to Help with Intrusive Thoughts, Part 2

family collusion

In the first part of this three part series, you met Laura and Bradley – two teens who began experiencing intrusive thoughts with the welcoming of a new arrival into their families. You learned about the trials Laura was experiencing. You got a glimpse of the struggles that were befalling Bradley. We clearly recognized that […]

Thinking About Medication for your Child? An ABA Approach to Med Management

Medications- ABA Therapy

Let me preface this article with two disclaimers. The first is that I am not a medical doctor. I am not the person to give advice on specific pharmacological treatments. The second is that I am not anti-medication. I know from direct experience that pharmacological interventions can be life-changing and — literally — life-saving for […]

Teens and a New Arrival – 11 Ways to Help with Intrusive Thoughts

Stroller - Intrusive Thoughts

This is the opening article of a three part series examining intrusive thoughts that may occur when a new baby enters the family.  Part two of this series will discuss solutions to help keep intrusive thoughts at bay. In this series, we will meet Laura and Bradley, both teens who begin to experience the challenges […]

Foundation for Successful Social Skills Groups for Teens

social skills - teenagers

In our practice, we run multiple teen groups on a regular and consistent basis.  Our groups have been successful for our community and I am often asked questions from prospective clients or fellow professionals — “How exactly do you run your social skills groups?” Many often ask how many weeks we offer in a group […]

Solutions for the Struggles of Left-Handed Writers

Left-handed writers benefit from a vertical slant

Left-handed writers can be a menacing force in the classroom when it comes to handwriting instruction!  Their struggles are confusing for teachers and parents and can result in a great deal of stress for the students.  A search of the web can offer some help, but most often very few of the tips or adaptations […]

Treating Speech Problems in Children with Autism

oral placement therapy

Children on the autism spectrum frequently have speech and language disorders with related attention and sensory processing problems. This combination of factors makes speech development and learning particularly complex. Speech and Sensory Systems Speech is one of the most refined fine-motor functions in the body. Several sensory systems need to work together for speech to […]

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month #BHSM

Identify the Signs

This year’s #BHSM theme is “Communication Disorders are Treatable” and the awareness efforts have taken flight all over the web highlighting a new topic each week, including: Newborn hearing screening and follow up Noise-induced hearing loss in children Communication issues related to autism – Language and literacy – coming soon The “Identify the Signs” campaign […]

Language Development: Proactive Parenting from Birth

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If you are reading this article, you probably have a child  or work with a child with an “ism” or a challenge.  Yet, when you think about it, everyone has “isms.” I have been a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for over 30 years. I am also a mom and have had two siblings with defined “isms.” […]

Support Kid’s Mental Health #mhblogday

mental health awareness

Mental health: it’s the way your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect your life. Having good mental health helps you make better decisions and optimally deal with daily stressors at home, at school, and in your family. Sometimes, you may need help from a professional to take care of your mental health, especially if feelings or […]

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