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March 20, 2019

Recognizing and Treating Auditory Processing in Adults

Finding your way around town, recalling your grocery list that you forgot at home, and reporting the details of a car accident that you’ve witnessed. What do these events have in common? You must utilize your working memory for all of them. Photo from pexels.com Working memory is a system for short-term storing and managing… Read more »

January 2, 2019

Common First Words and How To Use Them

Is your child a late talker? Does he or she not use a lot of words? By focusing on using common first words in your every day routines, you can increase your child’s exposure to these words see if he or she will start imitating these words as well. Photo from pexels.com Incorporate some of… Read more »

December 26, 2018

Adults with Communication Disorders on the Silver Screen

We have a wonderful opportunity to work with adults who have lost or suffered impairment in their ability to communicate successfully. This population may include people who have suffered from a stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and people who stutter. In the last few years, two movies have portrayed rather famous adults with similar communication difficulties. Photo… Read more »

December 5, 2018

Learning Through Play

There are tremendous opportunities for language development through different types of play. Through play with toys and everyday objects, children discover that they can make things happen. Children can also be exposed to new vocabulary and situations through play. Photo from pexels.com Facilitating language development through play Household play. When you provide your child with… Read more »

November 27, 2018

Baby Sign Language

Baby sign language is a great way to encourage language before your baby is able to vocally produce words. It allows a baby to communicate what he wants, or what is on his mind. Being able to use the hand gestures of baby sign dramatically reduces frustration that may occur for both the baby and the parent…. Read more »

November 20, 2018

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy days with a toddler can sometimes be challenging. You might find yourself not being as active as you are during sunnier months because the go-to favorite of the park is not possible in the rain. Here are a few ideas of developmentally appropriate activities for toddlers in the community and at home to help… Read more »

November 14, 2018

Strategies for Early Language Development

Children’s first few years of life are a vital time in their speech and language development. Parents are a key factor in this development as they are their child’s first language model. Simple daily interactions can be manipulated in order to create opportunities for learning. Photo from pexels.com Encouraging language development Modeling Children learn new… Read more »

October 31, 2018

Speech Sounds Disorders and Problems with Reading

Most children who struggle with reading are those with a history of speech sound disorders (SSD). In addition to having difficulty saying the speech sounds of the language, children with SSD need more time to process speech sounds and tend to have difficulty identifying and manipulating them, important aspects of phonological awareness. Photo from pexels.com… Read more »

October 23, 2018

Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction and Your Child

Studies show that children with dyslexia or related speech sound disorders need a multi-sensory approach to reading. Multi-sensory education incorporates three learning pathways, which are: auditory (hearing), kinesthetic (touching or moving), and visual (seeing). Photo from pexels.com A multi-sensory approach to reading is beneficial not only for students with dyslexia, but for all learners. It… Read more »

September 25, 2018

Connection Between Spoken Language and Literacy

The experiences with talking and listening gained during the preschool years prepare children to learn to read and write during the early elementary school years. This means that children who enter school with weaker verbal abilities are much more likely to experience difficulties learning literacy skills than those who do not (Roth, Paul, & Pierotti,… Read more »

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