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Speaking About Apraxia

Speaking About Apraxia

Children are naturally disposed to learning, but when natural processes are interrupted, a little help is needed for a child to develop their full potential.  It is a pleasure to play a role in the development of stronger bonds that are built between parents and children as they work toward better communication.  Helping children acquire the skills they need to…

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Social Skills Language Camp

Social Skills Language Camp

Making and keeping friends doesn’t always come easily, but social skills can be learned though modeling, guided play, and practice! Come join our dynamic and creative camp lead by two of our Speech-Language Pathologists. For kids ages: 4-6 or 7-9:  Should be verbal and have the ability to work in small groups To learn more about Summer Camp Dates &…

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Receptive Language – Therapy Tidbits

Receptive Language – Therapy Tidbits

Receptive language is how listener listens and understands communicated language. Receptive language is important because it’s how we take in information and process information. This video shows one way speech therapists can help patients with speech therapy tidbits focusing on receptive language.

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What does a Speech Language Pathologist do?

What does a Speech Language Pathologist do?

A Speech Language Pathologist – also referred to as a “Speech Therapist” – provides evaluations and remediation of a variety of disorders and/or delays affecting a child’s communication. What does an Occupational Therapist do? When would a family come to speech or occupational therapy? A family would see a Speech Therapist or an Occupational Therapist if they have concerns for their child’s…

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On Autism and How Autism Affects Communication

On Autism and How Autism Affects Communication

Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication.  Autism can be mild or severe, and not all behaviors will exist in every child.  Some individuals on the autism spectrum do not speak, while others love to talk but have difficulty with conversational speech and/or understanding the nuances of language and nonverbal cues when talking to…

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The Outlook for Childhood Speech Apraxia

The Outlook for Childhood Speech Apraxia

Speech apraxia is one of the great mysteries of childhood speech delays. In speech apraxia, children do not have any damage to the muscles of their face, mouth, tongue, or lips, but still have trouble communicating with words and language.  Sometimes people with acquired speech apraxia (mostly adults) will spontaneously recover on their own.  This, however, is not the case…

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