Dyslexia Therapy or Dyslexia Tutoring?

March 30, 2022

Dyslexia Therapy or Dyslexia Tutoring? The answer to this is easy, Therapy. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder that is biological in nature and has no cure. Children with dyslexia need consistent, explicit instruction through frequent sessions done by a trained speech language pathologist (SLP). SLPs are board-licensed and certified individuals who are trained to…

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Is there a relationship between music and language?

July 1, 2021

Language learning and music perception require related auditory processing skills.  The early developing brain processes language as a type of music. Infant-directed speech is often described as musical speech (using several variations in pitch). In children ages 4 to 5 years old, a direct relationship exists between pitch discrimination and phonemic awareness abilities. Just as…

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Early Developmental Milestones Baby

What are the stages of Early Language Development?

November 19, 2020

As your child starts to grow, there are some early language development milestones to be aware of. Check out the list below to make sure your child is progressing at a regular pace. Birth – 3 Months From birth to 3 months a child should begin to recognize familiar voices and smile reflexively. A social…

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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 age. Preschool Delayed speech Mixing up sounds in multisyllabic words Early stuttering Ear infections Difficulty rhyming. Kindergarten Struggles to read familiar words Doesn’t know how…

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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 poor working memory as well as weaknesses in visual processing skills. Children typically reverse the letters b, d, q, p, and the numbers 9,5, and…

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What is AAC and why is AAC training important?

November 19, 2020

“AAC” stands for “Augmentative and Alternative Communication.” It’s essentially all the ways, aside from verbal speech, that we use to communicate. This includes gestures, sign language, written language, picture communication, etc. That means everyone uses AAC! Think about the last time you spoke to someone in person. Were you using your hands while you talked?…

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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

November 19, 2020

What is it? Central Auditory Processing Disorder is a deficit in the ability to process auditory information. This can negatively impact a child’s language and learning. What causes it? The breakdown usually occurs in the central nervous system. It can be caused by a brain injury, but often the cause is unknown. What are some…

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Featured Video: ‘Our Dyslexic Children’

May 22, 2020

* Video description below is from OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN YouTube channel. “ABOUT THE FILM OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN began principal photography in 2018. The community-funded, non-profit documentary film runs 44 minutes. In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district near Columbus, Ohio discovered their children had something in common – they could not…

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What Is Dyslexia?

October 7, 2019

Susan Danker, M.S. CCC-SLP

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Language Development and Playtime

March 6, 2016

By Deanna Kelly “Play has been called, “the work of children” because it is through play that children learn how to interact in their environment, discover their interests, and acquire cognitive, motor, speech, language, and social-emotional skills.” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007) Children observe, listen, imitate, and investigate while playing; they also formulate/make use of…

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