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About Laura Cramb Speech Therapy Inc

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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When we talk about ‘communication’, we often mean ‘what we say’: the words that we use. However, interpersonal communication is much more than the explicit meaning of words, and the information or message that they convey. It also includes implicit messages, whether intentional or not, which are expressed through non-verbal behaviours. Non-verbal communication includes facial...
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Many children exhibit speech problems early in their development and parents understandably worry about the child’s well-being and later success in school. If you’re concerned about language issues with your child the first thing you’ll want to do is consult a professional. They can help you identify strategies that will work best for the particular...
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Discovery Health, Momentum Health and Profmed will pay psychologists their normal face-to-face fees for virtual consultations during the national lockdown.  This after the HPCSA changed its rules to allow for first-time consultations to take place virtually to avoid the spread of Covid-19.  Discovery health, however, said due to privacy concerns on Skype and Zoom, it...
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