Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Many times, we speech-language pathologists are referred to as "speech therapists." Oftentimes, we refer to ourselves as this as well. However, many do not realize that we treat much more than "just the way someone talks." A large chunk of our time is spent treating language issues. Language is… Continue reading Is Your Child “Falling Through the Cracks”?
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
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 are "finally starting to make some sounds and words" and how their pediatrician says they'll "grow out of it." Or there are some children… Continue reading Waiting to See if They “Grow Out Of It”
Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist (SLP)/momma here. This is for those of you who has a child with unique needs and they will be entering school for the first time, or they have been attending school, but will soon begin entering the regular education classroom throughout the day. If you're a teacher and anticipate having… Continue reading How to Help Your Special Needs Child Mainstream into the Regular Classroom
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.