Monthly Archives: March 2016

Autism Awareness Month Will Be Kicked off on April 2 with the 8th Annual World Autism Day!

Did you know that autism is currently estimated to affect 1 in 68 children? When looking only at boys, that number rises to 1 in 42! As we learn more about this disorder, diagnoses continue to rise, and the need … Continue reading

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Encouraging Communication with a Non-Verbal Child

Developing speech and language is a significant milestone in a child’s development. But what about children who never develop these skills? Many children with special needs are non-verbal meaning that they do not use speech to communicate at all. In … Continue reading

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Early Language Development: 3 Ways to Encourage Speech

Early speech and language skills can be essential to a child’s social, cognitive, and academic development. However, some parents may notice that their child is not communicating in the same way as their peers or siblings. Although a speech-language pathologist … Continue reading

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March Is Trisomy Awareness Month!

Did you know that March is Trisomy Awareness Month? Typically, people have 23 pairs of chromosomes in each of the cells in their body. In trisomy, a person is born with an extra chromosome in most or all of their … Continue reading

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Early Language Development: 10 Milestones To Look For

Among the most exciting milestones of your child’s development is his first words. But as exciting as this can be, it can also be a source of stress. As a speech-language pathologist, one of the most common questions I hear … Continue reading

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