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Parents are important members of their child’s therapeutic team along with the speech pathologist and, of course, the child.  By observing and, at times, participating directly in the session, parents are able to carry over their children’s treatment goals into the natural environment. In the treatment room, the speech pathologist teaches the child the skills...
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Speech Disorders Speech disorders typically affect the vocal cords, muscles, nerves, and other structures within the mouth and throat. People who have medical or developmental conditions can also have speech disorders. Language Disorders A language disorder is a communication disorder in which a person has persistent difficulties in learning and using various forms of language....
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1. Ditch the Batteries My first recommendation, is to skip the batteries. If the toy requires batteries, you probably don’t want it. OR…if it takes batteries, you can take them out. One good example is a the really cute farm set from a very popular toy maker. The toy set itself is great! But the...
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Hearing your baby say her first word is a memorable milestone, but what if she doesn’t seem to be communicating as effectively as her peers? Many parents are advised to consider speech therapy if they are concerned about their child’s speech development. But what is it and how do you know when it’s necessary? “Speech...
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When you hear the term speech therapy, what comes to mind? Helping children with a lisp? Providing communication training for children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder? Restoring speech to someone who has suffered a head injury or stroke? It is true that speech therapy can help with a variety of developmental disorders, speech and...
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The word ‘speech therapy’ may cause some parents to break into a cold sweat, but there is really nothing to feel frightened about at the thought of your child needing to attend speech therapy. Speech therapy is like a rite of passage for many children. Case in point, there are many children, who for one...
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I wanted to give you 10 speech therapy ideas to do at home because you, as the parent, are your child’s best teacher.   These ideas do not replace therapy and should not replace therapy.  These are EXTRA ideas to do when you are home, playing with your child. 1.  Do Not Have the TV on in...
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Is My Bilingual Child More Likely to Develop a Speech Disorder? Nope! Not according to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In fact, many linguists agree that children tend to acquire new languages more readily than do adults, and bilingualism does not necessarily lend itself to speech disorders. Bilingual children should generally hit language milestones at a rate that is on...
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But do you or a loved one find yourself going home from the speech therapist’s office with the best of intentions only to lose enthusiasm after a day or two? Don’t get discouraged! This may be the first time you’ve had to do “homework” in years and you may need to (re)establish good homework habits...
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Every baby may not speak at the same pace; every child is different. But there are speech therapy activities for toddlers that you can do to help your child learn to talk. Use simple sounds Use simple sounds like “da” and “ma” or “ba” and “aa” or “ooh” to babies even when they are newborn....
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Laura Cramb Speech therapy inc is a team of dynamic and enthusiastic therapists. A variety of areas of speech therapy services are dealt with within the practice including the Neonatal, Paediatric and Adult populations.