Communication Matters

7 Ways to Help the Child Who Stutters

Sharon Dundee | Posted on April 04, 2018

Compiled by Barry Guitar, Ph.D. and Edward G. Conture, Ph.D.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stuttering

Read Across America Day - March 2

Sharon Dundee | Posted on March 03, 2018

The National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Learning

Your Child’s Speech Development: Birth to 5 Years

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

What to Look for at Various Ages

Birth to 6 Months

  • Responds to sounds (startles, turns head).
  • Quiets to familiar voices.
  • By 6 months, responds to name being called.
  • Vocalizes when talked to.
  • Begins to coo.
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication

Signs and symptoms of a language-learning disability

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

If your child has difficulty with any of the listed signs and symptoms, a language learning evaluation conducted by a speech-language pathologist SLP) is recommended.

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text; that is, they understand if someone tells them
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Learning

What is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) and how is it treated?

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

 

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stroke, Brain Injury

Reading Aloud: The Importance of a Bedtime Story

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018
Bedtime story.jpgDid you know that reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning?
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Reading Summer Camp

What is the 30 Million Word Gap?

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Reading Summer Camp

Play Chart Development Tips for Ages 0-5

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018
 
Baby Stages.jpgThis developmental chart lists some skills typical of a child's development from infancy through 5 years. Children may vary in their development, and, of course, the best gift you can give a child at any age is your love and affection. If you have any questions concerning your child's development, contact your pediatrician and/or ask about our early intervention program.
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Caregiving

What is a Speech-Language Disorder?

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech. A communication disorder may range in severity from mild to profound.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stroke, Stuttering

What is Stuttering and How is it Treated?

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Teens, Stuttering