Speech Development Blog

Apraxia of Speech - HELP!

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder. Children with childhood apraxia of speech have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This happens when the brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The child knows what he/she wants to say but is unable to due to the brain’s difficulties in coordinating the muscle movements necessary to make those sounds and say those words.

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What Child's Speech Problem?

Question from a blog reader:
Hi, I hear of so many kids in my son’s school that see a speech language pathologist, some do not seem to have speech problems, why do you see so many children?

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Does My Child Have a Speech Disorder?

Does My Child Have a Speech Disorder?

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Seven Tips to Assist with Speech Delay

In Ashlee's blog regarding, we learned that Twin Talk (Idioglossia) can be one of the causes of speech delay in twins. Here are some speech delay tips for twins that apply to all kids with speech delays and speech development issues:

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Help, My Insurance Doesn't Cover Speech Therapy!

In my last blog, I provided several questions that parents should ask their medical insurance provider prior to calling a licensed speech language pathologist or speech therapist).  Parents often call their medical insurance and realize that they are looking at hefty out-of-pocket expenses to get their child the speech therapy they need.  What are my options?  Where can I go for help?  How can I get my child the help they need?

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Talk to Your Friend About Their Child's Speech Development Issue!

How do I alert a friend that their child may have a speech issues?  I often receive similar questions to this and one particular reader came up against a difficult situation involving her thought that her friends child may have a speech delay.  I get this question frequently, so thought I would post this, as maybe some of you are dealing with a similar situation: 

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