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

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 "just started talking" and how their pediatrician says they'll "grow out of it." Or there are some children who are not talking yet or… Continue reading Waiting to See if They “Grow Out Of It”

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.

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?

Setting Goals for Improving Your Child’s Communication

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. With New Year's Day just having happened, I'm seeing all these New Year Resolutions on social media. This got me to thinking about what everyone may hope will be in store for their children this year, as well as my own. If your child has communication needs, you're most… Continue reading Setting Goals for Improving Your Child’s Communication