Could Hearing Loss Be Affecting Your Child?

CAS ApraxiaDid you know that an estimated 15% of children in the United States have low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss in one or both ears? Hearing loss can cause significant speech and language delays in children. In turn, this can cause difficulties socializing with other children and problems with schoolwork. However, if hearing loss is caught and treated while a child is still young, it is much less likely to have a negative impact on a child’s communication development. Unfortunately, many parents aren’t aware of the signs of hearing loss, and don’t realize that there is a problem until a child is older. Continue reading

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Sensory and Feeding Issues in Autism: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

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April is Autism Awareness Month! This month I’ve written several blogs about topics in autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) to help raise public awareness. Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked about how ASD affects language and communication, and how a speech-language pathologist can help. Today, I’ll talk a bit about a slightly different issue: sensory and feeding issues. Continue reading

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Autism Awareness: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help!

14-6Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? To help raise awareness, we’re dedicating our blogs to topics in autism during the month of April. Last week, we talked about the early signs and symptoms of autism and how important early intervention can be. Today, we’ll talk about how autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) affect communication and how a speech language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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It’s Autism Awareness Month! Do You Know the Signs?

Autism Awareness MonthDid you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? To help raise awareness, we’re dedicating our blogs to topics in autism during the month of April. Last week, we talked about how organizations and monuments around the world “Light It Up Blue” for Autism awareness on World Autism Day, April 2. Today, we’ll talk about some of the early signs and symptoms of autism. Continue reading

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April 2 is World Autism Day! Light It Up Blue!

Autism Awareness MonthDid you know that recent studies have estimated that 1 in 68 children in the United States is affected by autism? Each April, organizations around the world recognize Autism Awareness Month, to help raise public awareness of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). The campaign is kicked off each year on World Autism Day, April 2. Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: How Speech-Language Therapy Can Help

Brain InjuryDid you know that each year over 2.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury? Each March, the Brain Injury Association of America holds National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a campaign to raise awareness of how traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect lives and how to prevent it. Since communication is one of the most frequently affected areas in TBI, Speech Associates of NY is supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month by dedicating this week’s blog to providing more information about TBI: what it is, how it happens, and what speech-language therapy can do to help. Continue reading

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March Is National Reading Month!

Speech Therapy and LiteracyDid you know that March is National Reading Month? This month, schools and libraries across the country try to raise awareness of how important reading is for a child’s development. Reading to and with your children can be a great way to spend time together and help your child develop a life-long love of reading. Studies have also shown that reading together helps to develop early language skills and is correlated with academic success as your child grows. It can also be an opportunity to teach your child new skills they’ll learn in school and in their day-to-day lives. Here are some tips for making the most of story time with your child: Continue reading

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