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

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”

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 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 Help Your Child Talk More

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. A while back I did a post about Everyday Activities to do at Home to Help Your Child Start Talking, in order to teach parents how they could help their child start talking. Today is for those of you who have a child that is talking, but are maybe only… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Talk More