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

5 Tips to Help Your Toddler’s Speech Development

1. Slow Down Try to remember to slow the pace when you get a chance to have a conversation with your toddler. Children learn language in everyday situations. Routine activities are some of the best times to talk to your toddler because these are the moments they learn the most! Don’t forget to slow down...
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Selecting Toys for Your Speech Delayed Child

1. Ditch the Batteries 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 barn...
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Milestones for Speech and Hearing Development

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. What does that mean to you as a parent? If you are having doubts about your child’s speech and language development, wondering if your child is reaching those speech milestones on time, questions are probably swirling in your mind: Do they have enough words in their vocabulary? Do...
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Speech Therapy & Autism

Speech Therapy People with ASD may have major problems with both speech and nonverbal communication. They may also find it very hard to interact socially. For these reasons, speech therapy is a central part of treatment for autism. It helps children with speaking, as well as communicating and interacting with others. It can involve nonverbal...
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“Long COVID”: COVID-19’s lasting effects on speech, language, and cognitive function

We’ve heard from more and more COVID-19 survivors that the virus’ impact lasts beyond the first few weeks of immediate symptoms. For some patients, COVID-19 has a long-term, far-reaching impact on their daily lives, impacting them physically, emotionally, and cognitively. This is especially true for many people with previously diagnosed conditions, such as prior strokes,...
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Speech Therapy At Home

In order to know how you can do speech therapy at home, it is important to understand how a speech-language pathologist would work with your child. Let’s take a look: Step One: Assessment: What the SLP Will Do: First, the SLP will do an assessment of your child, which will include looking at all areas...
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Promote Speech & Language

As your child’s speech and language skills emerge in early childhood, you will play a critical role in his or her progress. While you may not realize it, there are many tips to promote speech and jumpstart your toddler’s language development during daily activities and routines. Self-Talk & Parallel-Talk What They Are Self-talk is a...
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4 Easy Tricks for Speech Therapy at Home

Encourage conversation: Have regular storytelling sessions with your child. Instead of asking him a Yes or No question, think about asking open-ended, thought-provoking questions such as, “What would you do if you saw a great big cow in your backyard?” By asking questions that elicit a detailed response, you are encouraging your child to express his...
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My Child Has a Lisp – What Next?

Lisps are practically universal among small children who are learning to talk. In fact, they can be pretty darn cute. But when a lisp persists beyond a certain age, it’s time to consider whether speech therapy intervention is necessary. Lisps usually last until about 4 years and 6 months, when they resolve on their own....
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What to know about speech therapy

Speech therapy provides treatment and support for people experiencing speech disorders and communication problems. The approach is useful for treating several issues in both children and adults. Speech is the expression of thoughts using articulate sounds. A speech disorder is an issue that prevents a person from communicating using spoken words. People may also refer to them...
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