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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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Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

The need for speech therapy depends on many factors. Speech and language problems are not uncommon in children. Kids progress and develop at different rates. Because of this, it may be easy for a parent or pediatrician to overlook atypical communication development and the need for speech therapy. Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) are specialists in this …

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10 Repetitive Children’s Storybooks You Should Own

All books are excellent tools for encouraging language development. Predictable and repetitive children’s books are great for children with language disorders and those who have childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or other speech-sound disorders. The repetitive nature of these books reduces the “cognitive load,” allowing the child to focus on comprehension (language) and production (articulation) …

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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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