Speech & Language

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.
A language disorder is impaired comprehension and/or use of spoken, written and/or other symbol systems.
Central auditory processing disorders are deficits in the information processing of audible signals not attributed to impaired peripheral hearing sensitivity or intellectual impairment.

idioms

Unlock the Door to the Secret Society of Idioms

I hate to “let the cat out of the bag” or “turn you off,” but I “smell a rat” and I would like to “spill the beans” and “bend over backwards” to let you...
oral motor fingers

Oral Motor Games for Children Young and Old

"Oral motor skills include speech, coordinating breathing and swallowing, and the management of food textures. Children with low muscle tone and sensory processing differences are at risk of delayed oral motor skill development. Oral...
Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder – Audiology Awareness Month

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition can't process what they hear in the same...

Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Treatment Guide for Parents

In Childhood Apraxia of Speech vs Other Speech Isms and Childhood Apraxia of Speech vs Other Speech Isms, we discussed the differences between childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and other speech disorders. These...

Childhood Apraxia of Speech vs Other Speech Isms

In another article, What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?, we discussed the difference between childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and childhood dysarthria. CAS, often referred to as verbal dyspraxia outside of the USA, must also...
Apraxia of Speech

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Have you been told that your child has CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech)? Have you had difficulty understanding what this is and what to do about it? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This article is part...
sound awareness

Develop Listening Skills: Sound Awareness

As a former Kindergarten teacher and an Audiologist who taught listening to students in the regular classroom, I can tell you - the number one issue teachers have with students is their ability to...

Enhance Speech Therapy with a Recorder

In The Recorder: Chock Full of Therapeutic Benefits, Developmental Musician, Orly Zalel provided professional insight on the multitude of benefits of using the recorder, a simple musical instrument.  In this article, you will...
Voice Volume

Tips for Adjusting Voice Volume and Tone

Voice volume and tone of voice are both subtle but critical aspects of social interaction. We all know a child who talks too loudly during interactions, their voice overpowering the conversation and negatively affecting their...
Echolalia

Echolalia: Why Does My Child Repeat Everything I Say?

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...