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.

Consider Yoga to Develop Social Skills

The benefits of yoga seem to be numberless.  Every person has a different reason why they practice yoga or even a different idea of why others practice yoga.  Common responses are for flexibility, relaxation,...

Bubbles: 7 Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

Bubbles.  Wonderful fun for kids of all ages and especially beneficial to children in need of oral sensory input.  Used by speech language pathologists and occupational therapists, bubble blowing offers loads of sensory fun...

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...

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...

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 Social Skills with Partner Poses

"The blend of sensory integration strategies and yoga techniques creates a natural sensory diet for children.  Through yoga partner poses, we find core sensory input though proprioceptive (input to the joints) and vestibular input...
Friend Files

Create a Friend File – a Tool for Social Integration

Create a friend file, a tool for social integration is a strategy created by Michelle Garcia Winners to facilitate interactive perspective taking.    Initiating conversations can be challenging for many children with various isms....

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: 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...