Georgia’s Autism Law: An Explanation of the Benefits Ava’s Law Provides for Georgia’s Children

Ava’s Law, named for Ava Bullard of Lyons, GA, whose early autism treatment helped to restore her speech, kept close watch as Governor Nathan Deal signed Georgia’s Autism bill into law on April 29th 2015.  COMPLETE OUR COMMUNICATION SCREENER AND RECEIVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS! What Does this bill mean for Georgia Families? Here’s how we interpret Georgia Constitution House Bill 429 (aka Ava’s Law) for meaningful autism … Read More

Pros & Cons: The Breakdown of Early Intervention Services Through Babies Can’t Wait

Concluding that your child may be struggling in ways his or her peers may not is a tough moment for most parents. Deciding what to do next is even tougher and frankly could be overwhelming. Early intervention should always be at the forefront, but who and when you enlist them to provide those services makes a difference. States recognize the need to assist parents in navigating … Read More

12 Tips for Encouraging Good Language Skills in Children

While understanding norms regarding children’s communication development is necessary for speech-language pathologists, encouraging use of good language skills throughout a child’s day is necessary for parents and caregivers. Doing this provides opportunities to develop appropriate communication skills necessary for daily interaction with peers and adults. Not to mention, early language skills are crucial in determining a child’s future school success. EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE Anticipate their needs but allow them … Read More

What is a Speech-Lagnauge Disorder?

What is a Speech-Language Disorder? First, let’s define the vocabulary often used when we, speech-language pathologists, refer to communication disorders commonly diagnosed in young children. Speech Sound Disorder is used when sound errors persist past a certain age and can be as a result of an articulation (making sounds) and/or phonological process (sound patterns). Every sound has a different range of ages when a child should produce the sound correctly. Language Disorder is used  when a … Read More