Accent Modification

What program does RLLC use to address accent modification?

The Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Program was developed by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, a speech-pathology researcher and clinician, beginning in the 1970’s….

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General

Lorraine Hightower – Advocacy Shouldn’t Be a Secret

Dyslexia Advocate, Lorraine Hightower shares her framework for how she advocates for children- the 3 key knowledge points that parents must master and the Action…

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Lorraine Hightower – The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage

Dyslexia Advocate Lorraine Hightower is hosting a 6 week course to help parents gain the knowledge and tools they need to create an educational plan…

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What Areas are SLPs Trained to Treat and Identify?

When many people think of SLPs, they think of a person who helps young children produce speech sounds correctly.  But they can do much more…

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The Inside Story with RLLC

The Impact of Stuttering on the Family

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Kim Sabourin about the impact of stuttering on the family. Kim is a clinical instructor at Temple University where…

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Facilitating Social Connections For & Among Those with ASDs

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Dr. Matthew Lerner about Facilitating Social Connections For & Among Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Lerner is an…

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Wellness & Managing Anxiety

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Adrian Yeates about Wellness and Managing Anxiety. Adrian is a professional freelance wellbeing presenter and Mental Health advocate in…

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Language and Learning Disabilities

Is there a relationship between music and language?

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…

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What are the stages of Early Language Development?

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…

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How do I know if my child has Dyslexia?

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…

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Preschool Language

Why is crossing midline so important?

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…

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My son is not talking, should I wait?

According to The Hanen Centre,  At 18 months old, a toddler should have approximately 20 words varying in nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, and social words. …

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What should my child know before Kindergarten?

Parents are often concerned that their child might not be ready for Kindergarten. Today, I will share the top 5 skills that children should be…

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Reading Disorders

Why Is Phonemic Awareness so Important?

Phonemic Awareness (PA) is a foundational skill that is critical for learning to read. In English (phonemes, which are tiny speech sounds) are mapped onto…

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How do I know if my child has Dyslexia?

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…

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What are sight words?

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”,…

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Speech Sound Disorders

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

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…

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What are Vocal Nodules?

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…

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

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…

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Stuttering

What is Cluttering?

Cluttering is a fluency disorder in which an individual speaks rapidly and/or with an irregular speaking rate and demonstrates excessive disfluencies.  Symptoms: Talking too fast…

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My pre-school child is stuttering, what should I do?

My pre-school child is stuttering, what should I do? When your preschool child suddenly begins to stutter it can be alarming. One day they are…

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Stuttering

Blog by Marguerite Bonadies Stuttering is a communication disorder characterized by an interruption in fluent speech. Stuttering typically emerges in childhood (known as developmental stuttering),…

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