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”

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

Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

If you have not yet participated in any meetings with your child's school regarding speech-language evaluation and therapy, please read How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation Good afternoon, all. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I felt my heart rate increase as I typed the title above. I have not personally… Continue reading Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

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 Improve Your Child’s Speech at Home Using Everyday Activities

Hi everyone! This post was written from the perspective of a mother AND a speech-language pathologist. This post is all about how to improve your child's speech at home using everyday activities. If you're not sure which sounds your child should be saying for their current age, take a look at the developmental norms here. Two… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Speech at Home Using Everyday Activities