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November 9, 2022

Visual processing disorder refers to a person’s ability to make sense of information that is taken through the eyes. Deficits in this area can impact how visual information is processed by the brain. Difficulties with visual motor skills may include slow reading, difficulty copying shapes, poor handwriting skills, difficulty finding information on a page, or being unable to complete puzzles. 

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October 12, 2022

Social stories are used to help children develop skills that help them experience novel environments or situations in a positive way. It is a social learning tool that provides an exchange of information. While a child’s therapist is always there to help, sometimes parents need to devise solutions on their own.

How to Create a Happy and Healthy Eater

August 10, 2022

As a first-time parent, you hear about how easy it is to transition your baby to solid foods. Easy with no problems, right?

Well… that is until you try it.

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June 8, 2022

Learn about different activities that may help your child with sensory processing disorder.

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April 13, 2022

We are frequently asked, “When will my child start talking?” or “How long until my child talks?” There are many factors to consider...

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March 9, 2022

As an early intervention speech language pathologist, I am typically one of the first people to provide therapy to a child. What we work on first will depend on the child’s level. Since my patients are very young, we do a lot of play-based activities. While some families understand the importance of play skills, some families do not. I frequently hear, “Why are you only playing with my child?”

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February 9, 2022

Baby sign has become extremely popular within the last decade and there are great benefits to using baby sign language early. Research supports using sign language early to help with communication and increase verbal word production.

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January 18, 2022

These are not your typical “resolutions,” but as a speech language pathologist, I find that I typically give similar advice to parents that are just starting therapy. In honor of the New Year, I have compiled a list of advice and strategies that are frequently provided to parents during the first few speech therapy sessions. 

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October 13, 2021

Why do we focus on the negatives so much for our children with delays while celebrating the positives for children without delays? All children, regardless of their abilities, have positive and negative characteristics and deserve to be celebrated.

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September 8, 2021

Many parents seek out speech therapy because they cannot understand their child or because their child is not producing words at a developmentally appropriate rate. But how do you know when you should seek help from a speech language pathologist?

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August 11, 2021

Amy conquered her feeding struggles. Read about her feeding therapy success story and the strategies we used to help her achieve feeding freedom.

Play is Serious Learning!

July 15, 2021

Interaction and play can have an important impact on their child’s interaction with and understanding of the world. Parents often ask for strategies that create a balance between play and daily life. So, what is the balance?

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June 9, 2021

Children can be non-verbal for many reasons. There are a variety of strategies that your therapist will use to encourage children to use verbal language. Some children need a little extra time to process messages and formulate a response. Sometimes you just need to be quiet.

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May 12, 2021

A parent talks about how speech therapy has helped their child with learning to talk and the experience they had with speech therapy for both the parent and the child.

Give Them Something to Talk About

April 14, 2021

Is it difficult for your toddler to talk?

Here are our favorite fun activities that motivate toddlers to talk.

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March 9, 2021

Starting communication with your child early will allow you to be able to communicate with them better in the future. 

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February 10, 2020

A simple 3 step process to use when teaching your child to use a word. This approach is highly successful for some children as it is a natural way of progressing to verbal language.

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January 13, 2020

Families seek speech therapy services for a variety of reasons and start the therapy journey at different times in a child’s life.