Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

If you have not yet participated in any meetings with your child's school regarding speech-language evaluation and therapy, please read How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation Good afternoon, all. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I felt my heart rate increase as I typed the title above. I have not personally… Continue reading Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

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

Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

THIS IS PART 1 OF THIS TOPIC!  I HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT REGARDING BASIC CONCEPTS, SO TODAY IS ABOUT THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH YOU TEACH A NEW SKILL AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING COLORS, BODY PARTS, SPATIAL CONCEPTS, FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, AND QUANTITIES. PART 2 WILL SOON FOLLOW WITH SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES REGARDING SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES… Continue reading Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

How to Expand Your Child’s Vocabulary to Improve Their Communication

In order for you and your child to benefit from this post, please click HERE (if you haven't read it yet) to read about how vocabulary impacts communication and what the underlying cause for your child's impaired vocabulary and communication skills may be. WHY MORE READING?!?! In order to improve your child's vocabulary/communication, we have… Continue reading How to Expand Your Child’s Vocabulary to Improve Their Communication

Everyday Activities to do at Home to Help Your Child Start Talking

Hey ya'll.  I'm feeling a little emotional while I write this one, because as a mother, as well as a speech-language pathologist, I know that some of you are reading this because you are worried about your child. Any parent out there all too well knows the pain of worry for their children, especially if… Continue reading Everyday Activities to do at Home to Help Your Child Start Talking