Prepositions can be a confusing concept of language to learn. Many prepositions have multiple meanings making it a complex concept for some littles to understand, such as the distinction between “up” and “above” or are you “in the coffee shop” […]
According to Hanen, It Takes Two to Talk, waiting to respond is a great strategy for our little ones language development. The strategy OWL (Observe, Wait, and Listen) is a great way to encourage your child to initiate conversation during […]
As children develop language it is not uncommon to notice that they make errors in their use of pronouns. Pronouns typically start to develop around the age of 12 months and should be fully acquired around age four. The first […]
Let’s Talk About Books and Books are so wonderful! Not only are they a fantastic way to spend time bonding with your child, but they also are critical in helping your child(ren) build strong language skills. Let’s talk about some […]
“Myofunctional therapy is a specifically prescribed regimen of exercises designed to correct oral facial muscle imbalance and deviant swallow patterns. It is an ancillary program used in conjunction with and to enhance necessary and appropriate dental, medical, and speech treatment.
Speech and language services can be provided in a variety of settings. For children, the two main speech therapy options taken for services are either school based or private speech therapy. So, what is the difference?
Summer is filled with so many fun activities that we can do with our kids. Swimming, hiking, going to the beach, play dates, the list goes on. There is one more activity that I highly encourage you to engage in […]
When I am first contacted by a parent who is curious about starting their child in speech therapy, 9 out of 10 times they ask me “How long will my child be in speech therapy?” It is such a good […]
“How young is too young?” “My child is a boy, so shouldn’t I expect him to talk late?” “I was a late-talker, so it is fine that my child is too.” “At what age should I consider speech therapy for […]
Many parents are not exactly sure when their child should begin to talk. As a Speech Language Pathologist, one of the most common questions I get asked is: When should my child start talking? While there is variability to how […]