Category Archives: Speech and Language

  • Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Being able to effectively communicate is crucial for people of all ages. It is especially important while a child is still growing and developing. There are several signs you should be aware of that may indicate your child needs speech therapy. Is Your Child Difficult to Understand? This is often the first sign that a […]

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  • Does Your Child Have a Speech Problem?

    Parents listen to their child talk and know how he or she communicates. They also listen to his or her playmates, who are about the same age and may even remember what older brothers and sisters did at the same age. Then the parents mentally compare their child’s performance with the performance of these other […]

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  • Common Speech Sound Disorders

    Do you find your child having difficulty with the clarity of their speech, or being able to express themselves as they should for their age? Is your child in need of a speech language pathologist (SLP)? What are speech sound disorders? Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. A speech […]

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  • Will Your Late Talker Get Better as They Grow?

    A child first learns language and then uses that language as a stepping-stone to learn more skills and to achieve milestones. Children with persistent language delays are at a greater risk for developing reading and writing difficulties. Early identification and early intervention are critical to eliminating or reducing potential problems. 20-30% of children with delayed language problems DO […]

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  • Helping Your Child Pronounce the ‘r’ sound.

    Difficulty with pronouncing words can have an impact on the communication of a child with his or her peers. This can affect self-esteem and social interactions. In speaking, children often have difficulty pronouncing the “r” sound in words such as rabbit. Say the word rabbit and you will notice what your lips, tongue and pharynx […]

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