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 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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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:

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Speech Therapy: 3 Factors for Lack of Progress

Parents will often ask speech pathologists, “How do you teach a child to…,” with various endings to that question. When the question has to do with speech and language disorders, very often it is not an easy question to answer. When it comes to getting a child to speak, it can get very complex and depends on so many variables.

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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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Top Five Reasons Why Speech Language Pathology is a Great Career Choice

If you are in search of a secure and personally rewarding career, you should consider exploring a future as a Speech Language Pathologist / Speech Therapist. Here are the top reasons why you love this profession:

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A Parents First Steps for Addressing Children's Speech Disorders


Are you concerned about whether your child might have a speech or language problem? A speech pathologist will be able to pinpoint the cause and tailor a program to your child’s needs.

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Dyslexia: A Language Based Learning Disability

Language based learning disabilities are problems with age appropriate reading, spelling, or writing. It is important to note that this disorder is not about how smart a child is. Most children who are diagnosed with a language based learning disability have average to superior intelligence.

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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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