Teach Your Child to Say a Sound Correctly

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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 […]

Treating Speech Problems in Children with Autism

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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

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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.” […]

Three Key Components of Speech and Language Disorders

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Many people think of Speech Therapists as people who work with children who have a hard time making speech sounds, like a kid with a ‘lisp’. Language, however, is much more comprehensive than speech sounds, and Speech and Language Pathologists work with clients who have difficulty in many different areas of language. Speech and Language […]

Visualize a Better Eater: A Fun Activity for Your Picky Eater

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Raise your hand if you have a child or have heard a child refuse a food based upon how it looks? Rest assured that you’re not alone. I’ve not only had that experience in my own home but countless times as a clinician. What is it about the look of a food that can set […]

Echolalia: My Child Repeats Everything I Say–Should I be Worried?

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When young children begin to speak, they often learn new words by repeating those that they just heard.  This is very typical.  As they begin to build sentences, it is also typical that some of their phrases and simple sentences may be repeated verbatim even if the wording is not applicable to the context. For […]

Creative Ideas for Using a Recorder During Speech, Part 2

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It’s summertime, so how about trying something fun and different with your child, but still with therapeutic benefit. In A Basic Musical Instrumental Provides Many Benefits, Part 1, Orly Zalel provided her professional insights as a music educator about using the recorder and its potential benefits to children. In this second part of the article, […]

A Basic Musical Instrument Provides Many Benefits, Part 1

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It’s summertime, so how about trying something fun and different with your child, but still with therapeutic benefit. We have professional insights from a music educator and a speech therapist about using the recorder, a basic instrument, to provide benefits for your child. Read on… Selecting a Musical Instrument Orly Zalel is a developmental musician, music […]

Occupational Therapist Gives a “Shout Out” to All Speech Therapists

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May is Better Speech and Hearing month and I want to give a shout out to all the Speech Language Pathologist’s (SLP) out there who help our children with so many different issues with expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, swallowing, articulation and more. I have worked with many SLP’s over the years and I really […]

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