Early Intervention Counts! Does Your Child Have a Language Delay?

Speech-and-HearingMay is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Each year, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association conducts a yearly campaign to raise public awareness of communication disorders. This year’s theme is Early Intervention Counts! In support of this campaign, we’ve been dedicating each of our blogs this month to identifying and seeking early intervention with a variety of different disorders. Today, as we wrap up this series, we’ll focus on childhood language delays. Continue reading

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You Can Save a Life! Learn the Early Signs of Stroke

Speech therapy can help your loved one live a more fulfilling life!It’s Better Speech and Hearing Month! This public awareness campaign is led by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to help raise public awareness of communication disorders. This year’s campaign theme is Early Intervention Counts! In support of Better Speech and Hearing Month, today’s blog is dedicated to early intervention in stroke. Continue reading

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Does Your Toddler Really Need an iPad? How Technology Impacts Communication  

Is your child's speech and language normal?         In recent years, our use of personal technology has skyrocketed. While this technology has helped us to stay connected at all times, in many ways it has also left us more disconnected. Nearly everyone has had the experience of attending a social gathering or dinner or even a professional event where people are constantly checking their phone or tablet. This addiction to our personal devices often leaves people distracted and disconnected from one another, and stunts conversation. Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Speech therapy can help your loved one live a more fulfilling life!Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Each year the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to this campaign, designed to raise public awareness of communication disorders: how to identify them, what they are, and how intervention can improve communication and your overall quality of life. This year’s theme is Early Intervention Counts! In support of this campaign, for the month of May, we’ll be dedicating our blogs to issues in speech-language therapy, and the importance of early identification and intervention for a range of different disorders. This week, we’ll talk about Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading

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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

How are your child's language skills?

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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