Speech Development Blog

Is it true that children living in bilingual families start talking later?

The answer is, sometimes. What is important to remember, however, is that the advantage of knowing two languages outweighs the small disadvantage of delayed speech, especially since the delay is only temporary.  There is often a slight delay in the speech and language development of both languages in children living in a bilingual household. Over time, though, bilingual children often catch up to their peers and have the added benefit of communicating in two different languages with proficiency. Speaking two different languages offers big benefits even though it can cause your child to start talking a bit later.

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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.

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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.

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Speech Disorder or Speech Delay?

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

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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Techniques that Encourage Language Development

Most of you use the following techniques while interacting with your babies and toddlers without realizing that what you’re doing is a certain technique. Some of these are indirect, meaning that there is no specific requesting of a response, and some of these are direct, which is a way of encouraging language and requesting that children imitate words or sounds.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Toddler’s Speech Development

As parents, we always have questions about our children’s development. What is normal? How can I help my child talk? Here are a few things I think every parent should know about speech and language development in toddlers:

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Speech and Language Development: An Overview

What is speech and language development?

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