No School = No Speech Therapy

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma. You may be reading this because your child is off from school due to a school break, weather, or sickness. The current reason many schools are closed right now is due to sickness. So .... wow. Just wow. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is wreaking havoc on us (USA) right now. Schools are… Continue reading No School = No Speech Therapy

Waiting to See if They “Grow Out Of It”

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”

Why Is My Child’s School Saying My Child Needs Speech Therapy? They Talk Just Fine.

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.

The “Little Things” That May Be Hurting Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

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

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