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Why Isn’t My Child Speaking Yet?

Why Isn’t My Child Speaking Yet?

As parents, we eagerly await every new milestone and developmental stage our children go through – from rolling over to taking their first steps. One of the most highly anticipated is hearing those first words come out of their little mouths. Seeing your child...
Would I or a Loved One Benefit from Voice Therapy?

Would I or a Loved One Benefit from Voice Therapy?

Do you clear your throat a lot? Do you have phlegm in your throat that just won’t go away? Do you suffer from coughing attacks? Do you feel like your voice gets tired by the end of the day? These are just a few symptoms that may indicate the need to get a voice...
Cleft Lip and Palate: A Team Approach

Cleft Lip and Palate: A Team Approach

Did you know that cleft lip and palate, a type of craniofacial disorder, is the second most common birth defect in the United States? A cleft is a separation or opening in the lip and/or palate (i.e., the roof of the mouth). Cleft lip is a separation within the lip,...
5 Things I wish every parent knew about early intervention…

5 Things I wish every parent knew about early intervention…

1.      The sooner, the better.  The most critical years in a child’s development of speech and language skills is 0-3 years of age. During this time, a child’s brain is like a ball of clay, ready to be molded and filled with alllll things speech and language....
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...
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...