Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Can Speech-Language Therapy Help a Child with Dyslexia?

When people think of speech therapy, they often think of helping a person who stutters, or a child with a lisp, or maybe working with people who have language problems because of a stroke. But speech-language therapists work with an … Continue reading

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October 22 is Stuttering Awareness Day!

Did you know that over 70 million people worldwide speak with a stutter? Each year on October 22, organizations around the world observe International Stuttering Awareness Day to help bring public awareness to stuttering and the experiences of people who … Continue reading

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What Is Rett Syndrome, and How Can an SLP Help?

Have you heard of Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a rare developmental disorder caused by a specific type of genetic mutation which results in a range of difficulties including speech, communication, and swallowing. Each October, the International Rett Syndrome Foundation … Continue reading

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How Can Down Syndrome Affect Communication?

Did you know that one in every 691 children is born with Down syndrome, with an estimated 400,000 people currently living with the condition in the United States? Each October, individuals and associations across the country observe Down Syndrome Awareness … Continue reading

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Early Communication Skills: What Comes Before Speech?

Every parent eagerly anticipates their child’s first words. However, as you’re sitting there awaiting that first “Mama”, phone in hand ready to record that milestone, you’re likely missing a huge array of communication behaviors that your child has picked up … Continue reading

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