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World Autism Day is April 2: Light It Up Blue!

Each April, organizations around the world recognize Autism Awareness Month, to help raise public awareness and increase understanding of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). The campaign is kicked off each year on World Autism Day, April 2. Organizations and individuals around … Continue reading

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: How Can an SLP Help?

Childhood mispronunciations are a normal part of language development; most parents have fond memories of cute mispronunciations like “effalent” for elephant. But what happens when your child’s speech problems are more severe? Last week we talked about one speech disorder, … Continue reading

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Does My Child Have Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Mispronouncing words is a typical part of language development. Many parents love that adorable stage where a child might say “p’sketti” for spaghetti or “compooter” for computer. Errors like this are a normal part of learning language and typically nothing … Continue reading

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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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Three Ways a Speech Therapist Can Help a Child with Hearing Loss

Did you know that speech-language pathologists help children with hearing impairment? Difficulty hearing can create a range of communication issues, including disruptions to learning speech and language. However, a combination of early detection, use of amplification (i.e., a hearing aid), … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Consequence of Winter Sports: Three Tips to Stay Safe

  As the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, people tend to find themselves spending increasing amounts of time indoors. The answer for many people? Winter sports! Activities like skiing, sledding, ice skating and snowboarding offer a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Auditory Processing Disorder: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

The ability to process auditory information is a crucial part of communication. Individuals with auditory processing disorder, (APD; also called central auditory processing disorder—CAPD) have unimpaired hearing, but have difficulty processing sound through the central nervous system. This difficulty processing … Continue reading

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