February 15, 2019

Oral motor weakness, or weakness in the muscles of the lips, tongue and cheeks, can cause a variety of difficulties. The most serious is swallowing difficulty which can lead to food and liquids entering your lungs and possibly causing pneumonia. If you suspect your chi...

July 24, 2018

Raising you child bilingual does not cause speech or language delays. However, bilingual children can have speech or language delays, just as monolingual children can.

Speech and language development happens the same whether your child is exposed to one or more language...

July 6, 2018

Here are some guidelines on typical speech and language development: 

Birth–3 Months

  • Startles at loud sounds.

  • Quiets or smiles when you talk.

  • Seems to recognize your voice. Quiets if crying. 

  • Makes cooing sounds.

  • Cries change for different needs.

    ...

June 14, 2018

 Virtual Therapy for young children, also known as teletherapy, might be difficult to imagine. My child is too young to use a mouse, you might be thinking, or my child is just a baby and can't sit at a table or interact with someone over the computer. That's OK! Virtua...

May 23, 2018

Virtual Therapy, teletherapy, telepractice, telehealth...these are some of the names used for providing Speech Therapy via the computer. Teletherapy uses video conferencing software (like Skype, Gotomeeting, Zoom...etc.) to connect a Speech Therapist to their client. S...

April 30, 2018

When adults think of Speech Therapy, they sometimes can't imagine how it would work over the computer, but ask a child and they will light up and say, "I want to do Speech over the computer!" For children, using the computer is second nature. They have grown up with Sk...

April 24, 2018

Finding the perfect Speech Therapist can be a daunting task, especially if you are living in a foreign country where the system and the language are different and confusing. Maybe you had an amazing Speech Therapist back home, or maybe your child received Speech servic...

April 17, 2018

 Sometimes your child can struggle with his or her Speech Therapy sessions. This is normal. We are asking them to do some of the things that can be most difficult for them. It's hard, and we get that. As therapists we are always striving to find the perfect balance bet...

April 11, 2018

Children love playing games on the computer, so why not combine Speech Therapy with fun and motivating activities on the computer? By using computer "games" as a means to elicit vocabulary, articulation, social language...etc., Therapists are able to engage children in...

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