Communication with Connection

It’s likely when you think of a speech-language pathologist, you think of them teaching a child to speak. And while that’s true, there’s so much more to communication than just talking or using words. Connection is just as important. Communication is a two-way exchange of information, feelings, and ideas between two parties. If I only […]

FAQs about Using Language-Building Strategies at Home

We shared our go-to strategies for helping children learn to use words and increase language skills. But, what if you’re still struggling? As much as we believe in caregivers’ ability to do great language building at home, we also realize sometimes it just doesn’t work the way you thought it would. You’re not alone! Even […]

10 Strategies to Help Children Talk

 If you’re looking for ways to help your child talk, you’re in the right place! Please note: This article and it’s content, including linked articles, is for educational purposes and is NOT a replacement for intervention from a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) or professional medical advice. If you are concerned with your child’s speech and […]

Which setting is best for therapy?

Sorting through the many options your child has when it comes to speech therapy can be overwhelming! So, let’s break it down to help figure out what’s available in each setting when it comes to your child’s needs. Speech-Language Pathologists Across Settings First, it’s important to note: All speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must meet the same basic […]

Screen Time – What parents should know

Screen Time –Is it harmful, or can it be used to help children learn and develop? As a speech-language pathologist, my opinion is screen time can be both. Interactive media and technology can help children learn if used appropriately and intentionally, guided by an adult, and accompanied with language-rich interactions. On the other hand, using […]

Routines-Why are they so important?

Routines for Children Today, I watched my two-year-old walk in from playing outside, remove his shoes, and immediately take them to the basket where I keep his shoes by the front door. Without me saying one word! All those times I gently reminded him of my desired routine actually became his own little routine he […]

Autism vs. Language Delay

Autism Spectrum Disorder can be difficult to distinguish from a language delay without an evaluation. Although it may appear to present in similar ways, you can check for red flags.  If you have concerns about your child’s development, seek help from a speech-language pathologist! Early intervention can help your child develop language and social skills. […]

A Caregiver’s Role in Therapy

What’s my role in therapy? You’ve finished the evaluation and scheduled therapy, but now what? Caregivers who are new to therapy may be wondering “What is my role in my child’s therapy? How can I stay involved?” It’s normal to feel anxious or unsure about therapy as you begin the process, but the speech-language pathologist […]

The Dangers of “Wait and See”

I worked with a mother of a bilingual child with a significant language disorder who was told by the pediatrician to “wait and see” for TWO YEARS. This mother told me her gut feeling started when her child was three years old. She shared how she stopped speaking Spanish at home to focus only on […]