Language Disorder

Repetitive Children's Storybooks

10 Repetitive Children’s Storybooks You Should Own

All books are excellent tools for encouraging language development. Repetitive children’s storybooks are great for children with language disorders and those with 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) of the content. …

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month — Identify the Signs

A new, nationwide effort to educate the public about communication disorders was recently launched by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)—a professional association of which I am a member. Called Identify the Signs, this campaign aims to help people recognize the early warning signs of communication disorders. This topic couldn’t be timelier—or more important. An estimated …

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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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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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