Language Disorder

4 Interactive Storybook Reading Tips to Improve Vocabulary in Young Children

Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have significant language deficits compared to their peers in the absence of an obvious causal factor. These deficits affect the development of vocabulary, grammar, and discourse skills, with evidence that certain morphemes may be especially difficult to acquire. Furthermore, children with SLI seem to need two to three times …

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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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delays

Why the Wait & See Approach Outdated for Determining Developmental Delays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recent research by Singleton (2018) asserts that the “wait and see” approach for children’s speech and language is outdated …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

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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free preschool eligibility for developmental delays

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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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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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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Everyday Games to Improve Your Child’s Learning

Family game night can be an opportunity for you to help your child fine tune a specific area of learning or even develop functional skills. As we all know, childrens\’ brains are like sponges and are ready to absorb whatever they come in contact with. Let\’s make those opportunities fun and also meaningful. Not to …

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