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 "just started talking" and how their pediatrician says they'll "grow out of it." Or there are some children who are not talking yet or… 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

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