Speech Therapy at School and Homework

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. A new school year is beginning and speech-language therapy home programs are weighing heavy on my mind right now. I just got back from the school I work at as a speech-language pathologist a few moments ago. In addition to decorating my door and organizing my desk, I spent… Continue reading Speech Therapy at School and Homework

Not Knowing Where to Start if Your Child Has a Lot of Communication Needs

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist momma. I've not been home long from work and this title image just keeps flashing in my brain like a neon sign; reason being, is this year I have a higher than normal population of non-verbal kids on my caseload. As a therapist, my overall goal is for these students… Continue reading Not Knowing Where to Start if Your Child Has a Lot of Communication Needs

Is Your Child “Falling Through the Cracks”?

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Many times, we speech-language pathologists are referred to as "speech therapists." Oftentimes, we refer to ourselves as this as well. However, many do not realize that we treat much more than "just the way someone talks." A large chunk of our time is spent treating language issues. Language is… Continue reading Is Your Child “Falling Through the Cracks”?

Homeschooling and Speech-language Therapy

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. First of all, I apologize if I should be saying "homeschooling" instead of "homeschooled" as you read this post! I researched the appropriate terminology, but to no avail! Feel free to correct me in the comments! If your child attends the public school system, there are many free resources… Continue reading Homeschooling and Speech-language Therapy

Waiting to See if They “Grow Out Of It”

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I talk to several parents along the way, inside and outside of my therapy room, that talk about their child's "speech problems" or how they are "finally starting to make some sounds and words" and how their pediatrician says they'll "grow out of it." Or there are some children… Continue reading Waiting to See if They “Grow Out Of It”