5 Tips to Make the Holidays Easier for You and Your Child with Autism!

14-4Despite the fun and family, holidays can be a stressful time of year. But for those who have a child with autism, the holidays can be especially challenging. Take a look at our tips to help make this time of year less stressful for both you and your child with autism: Continue reading

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Three more great tips for improving mealtime for your loved one with dementia!

DysphagiaLast week, we discussed how dementia and Alzheimer’s can affect eating and provided several tips to help make mealtime easier for both you and your loved one. Today, we wrap up our series on mealtime and dementia with three more strategies to help increase the quality of life of someone with dementia when eating and drinking: Continue reading

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Dementia: 3 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier  

When most people think of dementia, they think of memory issues and difficulty communicating. But one of the lesser known difficulties that can accompany Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficulty with eating and swallowing. Last week, we discussed some of the challenges a person with dementia may face as the disease progresses. Today, we’ll provide you with three tips help make mealtime easier for you and your loved one: Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Feeding and Swallowing Issues

Speech therapy can improve your loved one's quality of life!November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of New York has dedicated our blogs for the month of November to raising awareness about this disease, how it can affects the individual and their loved ones, and how a speech-language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Awareness Month: 3 easy tips for communication

How can Speech Associates of NY Help You?Did you know that November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month? This campaign is designed to raise public awareness of this debilitating disease which is the most common form of dementia and is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by the year 2050. In addition to raising awareness about the disease itself, this campaign is also aimed at recognizing caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of New York is dedicating this week’s blog to communication strategies that caregivers can use to maximize communication with a loved one with dementia. Continue reading

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!

Speech therapy can help your loved one live a more fulfilling life!Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by the year 2050? In order to raise public awareness of this disease, each November the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY will focus our blogs for the month of November on how Alzheimer’s disease affects communication and how speech-language therapy can help improve communication levels and increase quality of life. Continue reading

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Selective Mutism and the Bilingual Child

14-6Many children go through a period of shyness, where they’re reluctant to speak to strangers or contribute in class. However, for some children, this reluctance to talk goes beyond typical shyness and becomes a communication disorder: selective mutism. Continue reading

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