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Hints and Tips, Do's and Don'ts with Speech Therapy

What happens during speech therapy?

Speech therapy usually begins with an assessment by an SLP who will identify the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it. Speech therapy for children For your child, speech therapy may take place in a classroom or small group, or one-on-one, depending on the speech disorder. Speech therapy exercises and activities vary depending...
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What’s your Learning Style?

What’s your learning style? The idea is simple, some of us learn better by talking about an idea, or perhaps by mapping out an idea. A good teacher brings many learning modes into their classroom, knowing that “aha moments” come most easily when all the senses have a chance to contribute. Here’s a quick guide:...
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Top 10 Most Mispronounced Words and Phrases

Are you sure that you are pronouncing all of your words correctly?  If you are interviewing for a job, going on a date, or trying to make a good first impression, it’s vital that you are confident in your speech and pronunciation skills. Chances are, you may be mispronouncing at least one of the words below....
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Speech Therapy Exercises For Children

There are a wide variety of reasons to work on speech therapy exercises at home. Sometimes, a parent is not sure if her child needs to see a speech therapist and would like to do some speech therapy exercises at home first. Perhaps your child’s teacher has expressed concern that he has some stuttering, or...
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Speech therapy tips for parents to use at home

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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Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

Birth to 2 Years Say sound like “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Try to get your baby to say them back to you. Look at your baby when he makes sounds. Talk back to him, and say what he says. Pretend to have a conversation. Respond when your baby laughs or makes faces. Make the same faces back to her. Teach your baby to do what...
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What You Should Know About Adult Speech Impairment

Common types of adult speech impairment There are many different types of speech impairment and speech disorders, including: apraxia (AOS), which is a neurological disorder that makes it difficult for someone with the condition to say what they want to say correctly dysarthria, which is slurred or choppy speech spasmodic dysphonia, which can cause your...
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How to Help a Late Talker

Have any of these questions ever crossed your mind? Why isn’t my child talking yet? Should my child be using more words? What can I do to help my child talk better? Why can’t I understand what my child says better? Does my child need speech therapy? If so, your child may have a speech...
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Developmental Milestones

Confused about speech and language developmental milestones?  The Low-down on Developmental Milestones I remind parents that milestones are guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. They represent ages at which most children –– but certainly not all –– master specific skills. Remember, too, that speech and language skills are pieces of an enormous (and complicated!) puzzle. Kids are...
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9 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Homework Work for You

There are many benefits of doing speech therapy exercises at home. More practice usually means faster improvement, and therapy with software at home or with a volunteer has been shown to be effective. But do you or a loved one find yourself going home from the speech therapist’s office with the best of intentions only to...
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