3 Super Nanny Episodes to Help Parents Improve Behavior Management

When children have poor language skills, you will often find they demonstrate many unwanted behaviors and those behaviors are their form of communication. What should also be considered is the possibility that a child\’s behavior is also based on the response they expect or have already experienced. For all children, it is very important that …

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Why the Wait & See Approach Outdated for Determining Developmental Delays

Guest blogger Shannon Briggs of SLP Corner It is not uncommon to hear people suggest that you can just “wait and see” if your child is experiencing delays in areas such as speech or language. However, recent research by Singleton (2018) asserts that the “wait and see” approach for children’s speech and language is outdated …

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3 Household Items to Encourage Language Development in Toddlers

As speech-language pathologists, we undergo at least 6 years of training in evaluating and treating communication and feeding disorders across the lifespan (newborn to geriatric). Often, we learn techniques to treat disorders and delays using fancy tools with evidence-based research. One experience many therapists can attest to in graduate school is being tasked with using …

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Screen Time Affects Your Child’s 5 Areas of Development

Screen time can be a lifesaver when you have tasks to complete and need something to occupy your child’s attention. Screens can also be detrimental to your child’s overall development when not used in moderation or with parental interaction. It is a double edged sword.  Developmental Domains From birth, outside influences are shaping your child\’s …

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Preschoolers with Developmental Delays Can Attend School Starting at 3 Years Old for FREE

Children 3 to 5 years old who demonstrate developmental delays may be eligible to receive special education services at your local elementary school. This is funded via Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), which contains grants related to providing free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive (LR) environment for …

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Financial Assistance: 6 Medical Grants for Speech Therapy

As the insurance laws landscape changes, it is inevitable that benefits will also change. Many of us are finding that our deductibles are growing, yet our coverage is decreasing. Who wouldn’t welcome medical assistance? When it comes to therapy, our practice is noticing families’ deductibles are such high amounts that many typically do not meet …

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How to Use Visual Schedules to Modify Behaviors

Guest blogger Mandi Schaumburg of Panda Speech In my profession, it is well known that using visual schedules with students on the Autism Spectrum is beneficial and I have seen them work wonders with my students! Did you know that visual session schedules can benefit almost ANY young student though? I use visual session schedules …

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