Why Is My Child’s School Saying My Child Needs Speech Therapy? They Talk Just Fine.

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist (SLP)/momma here. As a SLP in the school system, I often get confused looks from parents when their child is referred for a speech-language evaluation ... and that's completely understandable. With speech-LANGUAGE therapy being often referred to as "speech therapy," it's easy to see how many would assume it's just… Continue reading Why Is My Child’s School Saying My Child Needs Speech Therapy? They Talk Just Fine.

Child Won’t Be Getting Speech Therapy During the Summer?

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. If you don't know yet, I'm a speech-language pathologist in the school system. Most of my therapy students do not receive speech-language therapy services through the summer and if they do, it is not through the school system. As a parent, you are most likely saying "Why?!?!" In this… Continue reading Child Won’t Be Getting Speech Therapy During the Summer?

What to Do if Your Child Is STILL Attending Speech-Language Therapy?

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. As the school year draws to a close, some of my older therapy students have been asking, "When will I graduate from speech therapy?" Some of those students' parents have been asking that question as well. As your child gets older, they become more self-conscious of anything they may… Continue reading What to Do if Your Child Is STILL Attending Speech-Language Therapy?

The “Little Things” That May Be Hurting Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

Good day, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today's post is about identifying people and behaviors that may be having a negative effect on your child's speech and language development, how to eliminate them, and how to move forward. Before you read on, know this: If your child has been diagnosed with a speech or language delay… Continue reading The “Little Things” That May Be Hurting Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

How to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. If you clicked on this post, you're most likely worried about your child's social skills. Maybe they're a toddler and don't show interest in playing with others. Perhaps you have a child in school and they have difficulty making and keeping friendships. Maybe they have difficulty with even the… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills