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Communication is at the center of just about everything we do in life. Life can be extremely difficult for a child who struggles with speech or language. When a child can’t communicate effectively, even the simplest day-to-day interactions can be a source of anxiety and frustration. That’s why it’s so important to begin taking steps now if your child is having trouble being understood, understanding others, or expressing himself.

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Speech and Language Milestones

Even if your child is older, it is important to know which milestones were hit on time or missed.

5 keys to overcoming Speech and Language Disorders

There are many factors that can affect progress. Here are 5 key factors you can control.

Speech and Language Services

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In every profession there are trends. Most people follow trends, it’s hard not to. Some trends are benign, some strange and some may turn out to be harmful. The field of Speech Language Pathology also has trends with oral motor therapy for articulation disorders being the most recent. For those of you who do not [...]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is known by many names. Apraxia, Developmental Verbal Apraxia, Childhood Verbal Apraxia, and Developmental Apraxia of Speech are just a few of the names; however, CAS is the current preferred term for the severe speech disorder. Childhood Apraxia of Speech affects 2-3 children per 1000. There is no universal criteria [...]

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 8 percent of school-aged children have difficulty developing and using language. The NIDCD also reports that 10 percent of children entering the first grade have moderate to severe speech disorders. Communication is at the core of who we are and how we [...]

It is widely agreed that 5-10% of children have speech and/or language disorders. Speech and language are often incorrectly thought of as synonyms when in fact they are not. Language is being able to understand what is being said (receptive language) and being able to put words together into cohesive thoughts and the ability to [...]