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.
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?
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
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
Is your non-verbal child unable to communicate what is hurting them when sick? Is your child verbal, but has impaired comprehension, which makes it hard for them to tell you what's wrong? Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today's topic is about how to help your child communicate their ailments when sickness or injuries arise,… Continue reading Teaching Your Child to Communicate When They Are Sick or Hurt if They Are Communication Impaired