Preparing Your Child for Easter Festivities if They Have Special Needs

Easter is fast approaching and many families like to honor the traditional Easter egg hunt and family gatherings. If your child has special needs, their participation in Easter traditions may be something that has to be prepared for well in advance. Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today's topic is going to be steps and… Continue reading Preparing Your Child for Easter Festivities if They Have Special Needs

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

What You Need to Do if Your Child Needs Speech-Language Therapy

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. If your child is having a problem, you want to "nip it in the bud" and get the problem solved as quickly as possible. If your child is participating in speech-language therapy or may participate in a speech-language evaluation, their problem is currently with their speech or language, or… Continue reading What You Need to Do if Your Child Needs Speech-Language Therapy

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 Improve Your Child’s Attention Span

"Phoebe just doesn't want to listen." "I feel like I can read the same story over and over to Trevor, and he still can't answer one question about it." "Jill rarely finishes her work in class." "I'll ask Sam to draw a picture of his favorite game for me, but 2 minutes later he is… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span