Teaching Your Child to Communicate When They Are Sick or Hurt if They Are Communication Impaired

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

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 Help Your Child With Sensory Issues Cope With Holidays and Social Gatherings

Good evening, everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today is Saturday, but my Thanksgiving festivities are still continuing in order to squeeze in as many family gathering opportunities as possible. Today is the last dinner (this is my 3rd), and I find myself feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated, while at the same time looking forward… Continue reading How To Help Your Child With Sensory Issues Cope With Holidays and Social Gatherings