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Encourage Early Literacy for National Reading Month!

  March is National Reading Month! Did you know that speech-language pathologists can play a key role in helping children learn to read? In fact, recent survey found that over 70% of teachers believed that students who received speech therapy … Continue reading

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Trisomy Awareness Month: Spotlight on Down Syndrome

Did you know that March is Trisomy Awareness Month? In support of this awareness campaign, today we’re focusing our blog on one of the most common trisomy conditions: Down Syndrome.

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3 Tips to Keep Lines of Communication Open with a Non-Verbal Child

Did you know that nearly twenty-five percent of people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are non-verbal? A person who is non-verbal doesn’t use speech to communicate at all.  However, talking isn’t the only route for meaningful communication! Take a … Continue reading

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How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help You in 2017?

  Happy new year! Somehow we blinked, and an entire year has passed and 2017 is here. As we start out the new year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of the ways a speech-language pathologist … Continue reading

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Age-Related Hearing Loss: How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help?

Over the past 30 years, the number of people in the United States with a hearing loss has more than doubled. Although many people brush off hearing loss as a “minor” problem, particularly in the early stages, hearing loss can … 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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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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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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Getting Ready for School: How to Prepare Your Child to Learn to Read!

Summer is a great time for children to relax and enjoy a break from the pressure of school. But it’s also a great opportunity to bolster academic skills that your child may need work on. In early education, learning to … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Moving forward as a family

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign to raise public awareness about aphasia, our blogs in the month of June will deal with issues in aphasia: today we conclude our series by talking about how aphasia … Continue reading

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