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Category Archives: Speech Therapy

No Screen November – Week 3

Congratulations on making it to week 3 of the challenge! This week’s challenge is to reduce your family’s screen time on week nights.  Look at your screen time tracker and pick an amount of time you’d like to reduce screen time during the week.  If you have kids, try to reduce to screen time for […]

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No Screen November – Week 2

Hi Everyone! If you are like me, the first week of tracking your screen time came with some reality shocks. Take a deep breath; it’s going to be fine. This week’s challenge is to pick two times that you intentionally do not have screens. For example: time in the car, meal time, eating out, during a child’s sporting […]

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Should I Teach My Child Sign Language?

Should I teach my child sign language? The answer is “yes!” Whether your child is a baby and is showing no speech and language delays or your child is a 3 year old who is not yet talking, sign language will be beneficial. It is a language of gestures, and gestures are a precursor to […]

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Taking Care of Your Child’s Voice

Why? Because a child who misuses or abuses his/her voice can develop vocal nodules which will make their voice sound hoarse and raspy.  If your child continues to push their voice despite the hoarseness, they can eventually lose their voice which is a condition called aphonia.  Your child will be very frustrated at this point. […]

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Many parents do not recognize the early signs of a critical health issue: communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are among the most common disabilities in the United States. This month, during the national observance of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we encourage parents to take stock of their child’s communication health. Sometimes, problems […]

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Classroom Accommodations for Children with Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory processing disorder is the inability to accurately process auditory information. Children who have auditory processing weaknesses or who have been diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD) may exhibit the following characteristics: easily distracted in a noisy environment, difficulty following directions, impaired memory skills, and difficulty with reading, spelling, or writing. These children usually have […]

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Reading to Infants and Toddlers

Lulu, a certified speech therapist, talks about the importance of reading to young children and how it affects their development. She provides examples of age-appropriate books and tells you what responses you can expect from your child.

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How Should You Respond If Your Child is Stuttering?

This is a question many parents have pondered and wrestled with once they come to the full realization that their child is beginning to stutter.  First, what you don’t need to do is panic.  Do not, please do not tell your child to take a breath or slow down.  98% of my clients tell me […]

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Early Language Activities at Home

As parents, you have the greatest impact on your child’s speech and language development.   I would like to address three of my favorite daily routines for targeting language goals within the home environment.  We will talk about how to target specific vocabulary during bath time, mealtime, and bedtime. Let’s start by talking about bath time.  […]

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