Language & Literacy| If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

Book Description The famous little mouse from the children’s classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in another irresistible tale full of holiday antics. This time, if you take him to the movies, he\’ll ask you for some popcorn. If you give him the popcorn, he\’ll want to string it all together. Then …

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How Speech Therapists Address Speech-Sound Disorders

Some children have difficulty pronouncing words for unknown reasons. Others may struggle due to structural differences of the oral cavity or motor planning disorders. Correction of speech-sound errors is necessary, as speech-sound disorders place children at-risk for reading [and writing] difficulties. Children with moderately disordered sound systems tend to have poor auditory, phonological, and verbal …

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How to Appeal a Speech Therapy Health Insurance Denial

More often than not, patients seeking speech and language services are denied by their insurance companies, though many  insurance plans plainly state speech-language therapy is a covered benefit. Understanding your employers healthcare benefits manual is a good starting place. Further explanation of your coverage can be obtained from the benefits coordinator at your workplace.Policies may refer …

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Babies Can’t Wait: The Breakdown of Georgia Early Intervention Services

Concluding that your child may struggle 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 …

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10 Helpful Resources for Parents of Children with Autism

The information contained within this blog post was shared with us by the parent of a current client, “Eric.” Eric was referred to Atlanta Speech Therapy for an evaluation due to a significant loss of words and a regression in social behavior, occurring just before his 2nd birthday, after a bout with RSV. Though there wasn’t a formal …

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10 Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs in Metro Atlanta

Parents of children with developmental and physical disabilities may experience difficulty finding activities which their child can comfortably participate. Ensuring siblings are simultaneously engaged and occupied can be another challenge. Many of the programs listed below are inclusive of typically developing peers too! Studio Movie Grill (John’s Creek & Duluth) For families raising children with …

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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 …

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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 due to an articulation (making sounds) and/or phonological process (sound patterns). Every sound has different range of ages when a …

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