Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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Post written by student contributor: Sydney Williams It is a very exciting time when your child begins to develop their language skills. What a positive experience for a parent to hear their child express themselves. Typically a child will continue to gain control over their tongue, lips and jaw movements, making their speech clearer and […]

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Three tricks to help your baby learn to talk

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WATCH ABOVE: Speech-Language Pathologist Jennifer Benedik joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about children’s language development milestones. Ultra Health Services Speech-Language Pathologist Jennifer Benedik teaches parents how to develop their child’s vocabulary. Benedik joined Global’s Laura Casella Wednesday to talk about milestones parents should look out for during the early years. “Every child is different, there […]

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Classroom Accommodations for Cochlear Implants

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              When hearing aids are not effective, children with severe to profound hearing loss may choose cochlear implants to directly stimulate their hearing nerve. As they enter school, what accommodations can their classroom teacher provide to create the best learning experience? – Make sure to gain their attention If […]

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Summer Suggestions

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    As children chant “No more pencils, no more books” be careful that they are not throwing away months of hard work over summer vacation. To prevent summer learning loss, here are a number of activities that will keep a child’s brain stimulated and eager to learn more. Read, read, read and read. Visit the […]

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A Score by any other name

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  Understanding the results of a formal evaluation can be confusing. Below is a simple explanation of the terms you may see, and how they are different from the scores of a typical classroom test. What is a Standard Score? In the classroom, when you receive a test score in which you got 8 out […]

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What did they say?

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“People are constantly asking my child to repeat herself, or looking at me to translate what was said. But my child isn’t a baby any more, shouldn’t she be speaking with clear sounds by now?” If this sounds familiar to you then your child’s speech may be affected by misarticulations, which are sounds that have […]

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Is my child ready for Kindergarten?

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It is no surprise that children learn best when they are having fun. The brain is stimulated differently by each of the senses, and combining multiple modalities into one amazing activity (like baking chocolate chip cookies) lights up both their faces and their brains. Young children love to learn through play, and before a parent […]

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How long will it take?

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  Invariably whether I am talking with parents or adult clients, the following questions will pop up: How long will therapy take? How many sessions until we are done? These questions are often asked even before we have met in person. These are completely valid questions, given the time and the financial commitments for private therapy. Parents may also […]

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Where do I find the time?

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Families have more-than-full schedules these days. Just scrape the top of any parent’s priority list and you will probably find a heavy job workload, household responsibilities, children to care for, and extra curricular activities on a daily basis. And that’s only the first layer. So when parents ask, “How do we find the extra time […]

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