Speech Therapy Articles/Blogs

Ho Ho Ho! Fun Holiday Gifts for Speech, Language & Coordination Skills

It’s the holiday season!  Although many children might have tablets or video games on the top of their lists, it is a great time to look for fun games and activities to do! These activities should not involve a screen and actually promote children’s speech, language, fine motor skills and coordination. Communication For Building Vocabulary

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20 minutes can go a long way!

Reading with your children just 20 minutes a day will have a significant impact your child’s language development. To learn more and some interesting statistics click here.

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Yoga and Kids: What Are The Benefits?

You might have wondered why your first grader is coming home and saying that the class did yoga during gym.  Yoga is becoming more common in school and in after-school programs, and there is good reason.  A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom

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Decoding Dyslexia: October is National Dyslexia Month

This month is National Dyslexia Month! I wanted to help spread awareness and share some important facts about this neurological condition that affects 1 out of 5 children. When most people think about dyslexia, they thing about struggles with reading.  However, dyslexia can also affect speaking, spelling and other skills that involve language. Traditionally, speech

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Ready, Set, READ!

Understanding the Link Between Speech, Language and Multi-Sensory Reading & Writing Programs Did you know that children who require speech therapy are at a higher risk for reading problems later on in life?  Developing strong phonological awareness skills in children with speech delays proves helpful in learning to read, and even children without speech delays

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A True Connection: Speech and Occupational Therapy

It is not uncommon for a speech therapist to recommend Occupational Therapy for certain children. Although speech therapists are working on a child’s ability to communicate effectively, they are also looking at the overall development of the particular child. Often, other aspects of development impact speech and language. In fact, our speech relies heavily on

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Back to School! The Connection between Spoken Language, Reading & Writing

It’s almost time to head back to school!  That means it is also time to make sure your school-aged child is getting what they need in reading instruction. According to  the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.  Initially, pre-school children learn to rhyme and name letters

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When Traditional Speech Therapy Might Not Be Enough: Could PROMPT Therapy help?

Traditional speech evaluations include the identification of sound errors through standardized assessments and conversational speech samples. Therapy is then targeted for the individual, based on those assessments.  Typically, children and adults are instructed how to modify their speech errors using visual support, models and tactile clues. Speech Articulation Therapy might not be enough for children

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Difficulty with Jumping Jacks?  Eating?  Coloring? 

The World of Pediatric Occupational Therapy As parents and adults, we often take certain motor skills for granted and expect our children to develop them at a normal pace. Pediatricians ask those key questions during early well visits:  Is the baby sitting up? Crawling?  Picking up toys easily?  As the child gets older and the

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May Is Better Speech And Hearing Month!

May  is a month dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders and to promoting treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing. Let’s take a moment to highlight the important role that Speech Language Pathologists play in communication. Here are some facts to help others

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