Why is crossing midline so important?

November 25, 2020

What is the midline?  Our bodies have an imaginary line down the center that divides the body into left and right.  What does it mean to cross midline?  Crossing midline…

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Acronyms Commonly Used In Our Profession

November 24, 2020

What do all these Acronyms mean? SLP Speech Language Pathologist SLP-A Speech Language Pathologist Assistant ASHA American Speech and Hearing Association CCC Certificate of Clinical Competence IEP Individualized Education Plan…

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When should my child stop using phonological processes in his/her speech?

November 24, 2020

Phonological processes are speech sound errors that occur in patterns.  In younger children, these are sometimes developmentally appropriate.  However, some of them should disappear by age 3, and all of…

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What are Vocal Nodules?

November 19, 2020

Vocal nodules are non cancerous growths on the vocal folds. They affect the way a person’s voice sounds. The voice can sound hoarse, lower in pitch, or breathy. They form…

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What are the stages of Early Language Development?

November 19, 2020

From birth to 3 months a child should began to recognize familiar voices and smile reflexively. A social smile should develop at around 3 months From 4 to 6 months…

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How do I know if my child has Dyslexia?

November 19, 2020

Dyslexia looks different at different ages. The only way you will know for sure is by having your child tested.  Here are some red flags from preschool to early elementary…

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When are letter reversals in writing no longer appropriate?

November 19, 2020

Letter reversals, when children write letters backwards or upside down, can be common up until the age of 7 years. It is often called mirror writing. This is due to…

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What are sight words?

November 19, 2020

Sight words are written words that can not be decoded (sounded out) and must be memorized. Examples of these words are “the”, “and”, “you”, “said”, and “two”. To help your…

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What is the difference between an articulation disorder and a phonological disorder?

November 19, 2020

Articulation refers to the movement of speech mechanisms such as the tongue, lips, larynx, teeth, hard palate, nose, etc., These mechanisms may not work properly due to being weak, damaged,…

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Is Phonemic Awareness the Same as Phonics?

November 19, 2020

Phonemic Awareness is often confused with Phonics. They are not the same. Phonemic Awareness involves oral activities while Phonics involves both print and sound activities.  Phonemic Awareness is considered a…

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