Category Archives: Learning Disorders

Reading Trouble? A Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help!

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about ways you can work with your child at home to prepare them to learn to read. Developing pre-literacy skills with your child can go a long way towards improving reading skills down … Continue reading

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Could Your Child Be “Twice Exceptional”?

What do you think of when you hear the term “exceptional student”? Interestingly, this phrase can be used both to refer to children who are considered “gifted” or above average intellectually, as well as to refer to children who have … Continue reading

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Ten Warning Signs of Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

Did you know that almost one million children ages six through twenty-one have some sort of learning disability and receive special education in school? While some of these disorders are common and easily diagnosed, there are others which are harder … Continue reading

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5 Ways a Speech Therapist Can Help with Literacy!

A recent survey found that over 70% of teachers believed that students who received speech therapy services demonstrated improved reading skills in the classroom (ASHA, National Outcome Measurement System). A speech-language pathologist’s training often allows them to identify the root … Continue reading

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Three Easy Tips to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Summer is a time for kids to have fun and take break from the stress of the school year. Unfortunately, this break can sometimes have significant consequences on a child’s academic progress. Summer learning loss, also known as the Summer … Continue reading

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How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child Succeed in School

Communication disorders can have a significant impact on academic success. Last week we discussed some of the different ways that speech and language disorders can affect children’s performance in school. Speech-language therapy can help a child overcome the obstacles that … Continue reading

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How Do Speech-Language Disorders Affect Learning?

Communication is a huge part of any academic setting, especially in early childhood and elementary school settings. Children who have speech and language disorders often have a hard time keeping up with their peers, despite having normal non-verbal intelligence. What … Continue reading

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What Is Dysgraphia?

Most people have heard of dyslexia, a type of learning disorder that makes reading difficult. But did you know there’s a type of learning disorder that affects writing? It’s called dysgraphia. Children with dysgraphia have normal levels of intelligence and … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Awareness Month: How Can Speech Therapy Help?

Did you know that October 2013 is Dyslexia Awareness Month? In order to help raise awareness about this communication disorder, Speech Associates of NY is blogging about dyslexia: what it is, how it affects communication, and how speech-language therapy can … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Awareness Month: What Is Dyslexia?

Learning to read is a different journey for each child. Some kids seem to pick up reading skills with very little effort, while others need extra help along the way.  For children with dyslexia, however, understanding the written word can … Continue reading

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