6 Tips to Encourage your Child with Down Syndrome’s Speech

6 Tips to Encourage your Child with Down Syndrome’s Speech

Speech is a foundation for life. We use speech in a variety of ways from asking for directions to expressing our feelings and everything in-between. Children with Down syndrome struggle with learning to speak, but can and will eventually learn to communicate. Here are...

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9 Great Childrens’ Books about Down Syndrome

9 Great Childrens’ Books about Down Syndrome

Since it is Down Syndrome awareness month, we wanted to highlight some great books we found about Down Syndrome. Some of these books are geared for teaching other children and others are geared for kids with Down Syndrome. Check out our list and let us know if you...

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

What Actually is it? Tongue thrust is one of many common disorders associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD). Orofacial myofunctional disorders contain one or a combination of the following: abnormal thumb, finger, lip and tongue sucking habits; an...

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10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder

10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder

For years Hollywood and culture has portrayed someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism) in one distinct way, when in reality Autism looks very different for each individual. It can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms range widely. What one child may...

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18th Annual Run for Autism

18th Annual Run for Autism

We just wanted to let you know about one of our favorite events. The Run for Autism is coming up April 27, 2019. It is held at Veteran's Memorial Park in Boise. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness for Autism, have fun, and support a local charity. Here is...

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Books that Target the /th/ Sound

Books that Target the /th/ Sound

When your child is attending speech, the SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) will first identify sounds they need help with. Once they have identified the sounds your child needs to work, then they pick one sound to really focus on. Part of our responsibility as parents...

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Books that Target the S Sound

Books that Target the S Sound

When your child is attending speech, the SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) will first identify sounds they need help with. Once they have identified the sounds your child needs to work, then they pick one sound to really focus on. Part of our responsibility as parents...

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Books that Target the R Sound

Books that Target the R Sound

When your child is attending speech, the SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) will first identify sounds they need help with. Once they have identified the sounds your child needs to work, then they pick one sound to really focus on. Part of our responsibility as parents...

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Books that Target the L Sound

Books that Target the L Sound

When your child is attending speech, the SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) will first identify sounds they need help with. Once they have identified the sounds your child needs to work, then they pick one sound to really focus on. Part of our responsibility as parents...

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When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

It seems like a simple formula right? Crooked teeth plus family history equals somebody getting braces. Yet it’s not that simple. Previously, we talked about the different causes of crooked teeth, from genetics, dental accidents, and tongue thrust. Now with the first...

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Resolve to Stop Your Child’s Thumb Sucking

Resolve to Stop Your Child’s Thumb Sucking

Many children suck their thumbs and fingers. It’s a completely natural habit, which can be useful for babies and young toddlers to cope with life in general. At a certain age, this tool of theirs becomes a problem. Most children stop sucking their thumbs and fingers...

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What Dentists Might Be Missing When Identifying Crooked Teeth

What Dentists Might Be Missing When Identifying Crooked Teeth

Beautiful smiles come in all shapes and sizes, yet what causes a smile to go a little crooked? While we may not know exactly what causes it in every situation, there are several causes for crooked teeth. It’s in the Genes One of the biggest factors of whether a smile...

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