Tag Archives: speech-language therapy

How Does Speech-Language Therapy Help a Child with ADHD?

You probably know that ADD and ADHD make it difficult for children to focus. But did you know ADD and ADHD affect a range of communication skills too? From the classroom to the playground to the dinner table, ADD and … 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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Five Tips for Swallowing Safely with Dysphagia

Did you know that in addition to helping people communicate, speech-language pathologists can help people who have trouble swallowing too? Dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, is a common problem that can be the result of a range of problems, from stroke, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: 5 Tips for Caregivers to Improve Communication

Every 67 seconds another person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s not only irreversibly changes the lives of its victims, but also the lives of their loved ones. Today, in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we dedicate this … Continue reading

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Could You Spot Alzheimer’s Disease? 10 Signs to Know

Did you know that out of the top 10 causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed? To raise public awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan designated … 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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Having Voice Issues? The Reason May Surprise You!

Vocal quality is a significant part of strong communication. Last week, we talked about how a speech-language pathologist can help you develop and maintain your best voice. Today, we’ll discuss some common issues that are often at the root of … Continue reading

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Could Your Child Have Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?

This week marks the beginning of another school year. Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult for any child, but for the nearly one million children who have a learning disability, back-to-school can be even more challenging. … Continue reading

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

Did you know that senior citizens are the largest and fastest growing population in the United States? According to the U.S. Census, the 65-and-older population grew 15% between 2000 and 2010, to an estimated 40.3 million seniors. Because people are … Continue reading

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Help Your Loved One with Dementia Communicate! 3 Easy Tips

As modern medicine continually finds ways to extend the length and quality of life, the number of older adults in the United States has increased significantly. Unfortunately, aging often brings difficulties in speech, language and communication. One of the most … Continue reading

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