Speech Development Blog

What is Receptive Language Disorder?

Receptive Language Disorder is also known as mixed Receptive Language Disorder. This is primarily a learning disability that affects either the expression or understanding of language or both. This disorder affects nearly 3-5% of all children. Children with Receptive Language Disorder may find difficulty in following directions, following a schedule and/or handling transistions from one activity to another.  As they get older, they may need directions to be written down on paper. Children may also have difficulties in social settings, since they have trouble expressing themselves normally and have trouble processing what is being said. It is important to understand that a diagnosis of Receptive Language Disorder does not relate to your child’s intelligence. In fact, children that are diagnosed with Receptive Language Disorder have an above average IQ compared to others.

Read More

Stuttering

Many young kids go through a stage between the ages of 2 and 5 when they stutter, repeating certain syllables, words or phrases, prolonging them, or stopping, making no sound except for certain sounds and syllables. In many cases, stuttering usually goes away on its own by the age of 5. While there is no cure for stuttering, speech therapy can be an effective way for your child to overcome it.

Read More

Speech Disorder or Speech Delay?

What is the Difference Between a Language Disorder and a Language Delay?

Read More

How to Help Your Shy Child

If your preschooler is attached to your hip at your every move, try these tips on how you can help your shy child gain some independence and confidence.

Read More

Is Online Speech Therapy Right for My Child?

A misconception exists that speech pathologists only treat children who have difficulty producing specific sounds or those that stutter. Although these are some of the issues that get addressed with speech therapy, speech pathologists also assess and treat a large range of speech and language disorders. Disorders include some of the following: speech and language phonology, language, executive function, voice, fluency, and social language. But is online speech therapy right for my child?

Read More

Tips for Homework Hassles for Children with ADHD

Children, in general, have trouble concentrating on their homework. This can be an especially trying and challenging time for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research has shown that good study habits, starting in the early grades, help children throughout their school years. Here are some tips for your child that suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and for children in grades 1 through 6:

Read More

Emergent Reading Skills: Preliteracy Skills to Teach Your Child

A child’s preliteracy period is about learning to read. Unlike when they are learning to talk, they do not come ready to read, and they will need your help in learning about letters, words, and books. 

Read More

Autism Home Treatment

Having a child with autism requires taking a proactive approach to learning about treatment while closely working with others involved in your child’s care. While every parent agrees that taking care of your child is top priority, it is also important that you take care of yourself so that you are able to face the many challenges of having a child with autism.

Read More

Tongue Twisters for Speech Therapy at Home

Did you know that tongue twisters are one of the few types of spoken wordplay that are not only fun to recite but also are a great tool to aid in children’s language development?

Read More

8 Signs Your Child is Speech Delayed

All parents eagerly wait for their baby’s first words. However, while every child learns at his or her own pace, it is important to be familiar with general speech milestones and language development. These milestones build on one another, giving children a path for developing cognition, social interaction, motor coordination, and adaptive skills. If you're concerned that your child is speech delayed, take a look at the typical milestones for speech development. Here are the top 8 signs that your child may have an issue with speech:

Read More