Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

If you have not yet participated in any meetings with your child's school regarding speech-language evaluation and therapy, please read How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation Good afternoon, all. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I felt my heart rate increase as I typed the title above. I have not personally… Continue reading Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Lately, my husband and I have been focusing on improving our almost 2-year old's question comprehension. We are by no means expecting her to be able to answer what function questions, such as, "What do you do with a glass?", but we are trying to move her past the… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I work in the school system as a SLP (speech-language pathologist) and I see all kinds of different parents come in for meetings I schedule. If it is the first or second meeting ever, I see some parents that are anxious because they don't know what to expect and… Continue reading How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation

How To Help Your Child With Sensory Issues Cope With Holidays and Social Gatherings

Good evening, everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today is Saturday, but my Thanksgiving festivities are still continuing in order to squeeze in as many family gathering opportunities as possible. Today is the last dinner (this is my 3rd), and I find myself feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated, while at the same time looking forward… Continue reading How To Help Your Child With Sensory Issues Cope With Holidays and Social Gatherings

Why I Stopped Calling My Child Shy and the Steps I’ve Been Taking to Reverse the Effects

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. In an earlier post, I voiced my grief over children being labelled as "shy." Society is very keen on creating molds and images as to what we "should be," including what we should be socially. Be socially assertive. Gain energy from being in social situations. Surround yourself with people… Continue reading Why I Stopped Calling My Child Shy and the Steps I’ve Been Taking to Reverse the Effects